Feb 7, 2011

Potato Vaag



Potato Vaag ( Pickle type curry or spicy curry )

Recipe credit - Jaya. V. Shenoy ( Author - Dakshin Bharath Dishes )

Serves: 4

You will need

3 potatoes, boil and cut into cubes
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tomatoes, cut into cubes
8 dried red chillies ( long variety )
2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/4 cup ( 50 g ) coconut, grated
2 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 spring curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
Extra 100 ml ( 1 cup ) water

Method

Wash and boil ( or pressure cook ) potatoes in 2 cups water with salt and turmeric powder . Peel and cut into small cubes.

In an iron kadai, dry roast red chillies with coriander seeds until fragrant ( approximate roasting time 10 minutes on a medium heat and stir continuously ) and grind with grated coconut in a mixer. Add 2 - 3 tablespoon water during grinding and make a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add curry leaves and saute for 2 minutes.

Add boiled potato and tomato pieces. Stir well, cover with a lid and cook on a low to medium heat for 8 - 10 minutes.

Add ground coconut paste, extra 1 cup ( 1 - 1 1/4 cup ) water and extra salt to taste. Turn over. Bring to boil on a low to medium heat for 8 - 10 minutes until semi - solid or gravy thickens. Serve with Rice / Rotis / Dosa / Polo.

Hi Indhu
Thanks for comment. Chocolate chips available @ Nut's N' Spices ( Nungambakam , Anna Nagar ) and Santhosh Super Market, Anna Nagar, Chennai.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI NIYA GREAT RECIPES. CAN YOU PROVIDE INFORMATION ON WHERE I CAN BUY CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN CHENNAI. I AM UNABLE TO FIND THEM...

THANKS..
INDHU.

Priya said...

Interesting and inviting potato vaag..