Feb 24, 2013

Potato Humman

Potato Humman  / Kukka Humman - Kook is potato in  Cochin GSB Konkani. A tasty main curry goes well with Idli / Dosa / Rotis / Puris ... No added onion and garlic.

Serves: 3 - 4


1 tablespoon oil

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/4 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)

2 well ripe tomatoes, chopped

3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon hing (asafoetida)

3 medium size potatoes, boiled separately and mashed

3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

200 ml (1 cup) water (Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity


Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder and hing in 2 tablespoon water and keep aside (spice mix).

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add jeera and fry on a low heat for 30 seconds.

Add chopped tomatoes and gently stir well for 2 minutes.

Add  diluted spice mix and stir well on a low heat for 1 minute until the water dries up.

Add  separately boiled potatoes,  salt to taste and 1 cup (200 ml) water. Mix all the ingredients well.

Cover with a lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 – 12 minutes until the gravy thickens / tomatoes well combined with potatoes / fragrant. Serve with dosa / idli / puri / chapatti ..

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