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 ..