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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Spicy Baby Potatoes Curry



Now a days, the whole of North and East India is under the realm of a severe cold wave which has broken last 40 years record. Even in the North Indian Plains, the temperature has dipped below zero degrees. While staying here at Bangalore, I can emphasize with what the people in general and children in particular are going through in this biting cold as I was born and brought up in the foothills of Himalayas in a town called Haridwar. 

Although most schools have declared holiday till 16th still in order to perform day to day chores and buying household supplies mothers have to fight with this cold and go outdoors sometimes with the children. 
Coming back to today's recipe, baby potatoes are in season so making the most of it by preparing variety of dishes with it.


Ingredients:
1/2 kg baby Potatoes
2 Onions, ground to paste
2 Tomatoes, ground to paste
1/4 cup Peas
6-7 Garlic pods
1/2 tsp Ginger, grated
4-5 Green chillies, deseeded and slit
1/4 cup hung Curd
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilly powder, soak in warm water for 15 minutes
3-4 Whole red chilly
2-3 Green cardamoms
2-3 Cloves
2-3 Pepercorns
1 Bay leaf
Salt to taste
Oil

Method:
Boil baby potatoes in a medium sized pot till they are tender or if you are using pressure cooker then just 2 whistles are needed. When cool, peel the skin,poke holes in each baby potato so that they absorb all the spices and marinade with salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes.

I generally shallow fry these potatoes in a pan but here I just wanted to try by deep frying them. So it is your wish to either shallow fry them or deep fry (though I prefer to shallow fry these with just 1 tsp oil in non stick pan).

First make a paste of garlic and whole red chilly in a coffee jar with almost no water or just sprinkle little water *. Keep aside. Now heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf, cardamom, cloves, pepercorns and fry for a minute to get nice aroma then add onion paste. Fry till it turns pink, then add ginger and garlic paste*. Add turmeric, coriander, red chilly, salt and mix well.

 Add tomato paste and fry till it leaves oil, then add hung curd on medium flame stirring continuously for 5 minutes. Now add peas and potatoes on lower flame. Mix well and cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add water little by little and cover and cook for next 10 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander and green chilles. Serve hot with Luchi / Pea Pulao or chapathi.


Baby Potatoes served in baby spoons ;-)

52 comments:

  1. baby potatoes look yummy and tht gravy is really inviting.. i learnt one thing now though hv to poke baby potatoes to get the masala in
    i never did that before

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  2. Is this the one Lubna talking about.... scrumptious...

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  3. I am the luckiest person to have relished this curry in the morning.....love the pics...spicy and yummy recipe..

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  4. spicy n yum ...looks great..nice clicks

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  5. I masala looks so good and so do all the other pics

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  6. Choto alur dam ei somoye r jonnyo appropriate. This baby potato curry looks too luscious Deepa....absolutely delicious.

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  7. fingerlicking preparation dear.. nice clicks as usual..

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  8. Lip-smacking dish...love potato...

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  9. Love the baby potatoes in the amazing gravy

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  10. Those babies looks damn irresistible..Droolworthy definitely.

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  11. Baby potatoes all dolled up -They look so gulp-worthy! Flavourful masalas and great recipe!!

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  12. These potatoes look delicious! Oh, with luchi these would be really wonderful. I am really hungry now!

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  13. Perfect dish to go with naan or jeera rice. love the gravy.

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  14. Deepa awesome looks so creamy and yummy :)

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  15. Spicy the fact with my favorite potato is really tempting. Looks beautiful.

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  16. looks so yummy and even not so potato lover like me is tempted
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  17. Yup its very cold in North India. But I feel it's not so cold in Bangalore this year, maybe effects of global warming.

    Coming to the recipe, it looks yummy and I wish I too cud get to taste some :)

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  18. hey gud one dear...the gravy is thick and inviting

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  19. Delicious n mouthwatering curry! !! Drooling clicks!!

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  20. Always my favorite. Looks delicious.

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  21. too delicious n spicy curry...pics are very tempting...great recipe!

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  22. Lovely clicks and nice curry!! Very delicously presented dear!!

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  23. Mhmm delicious curry....Love spicy potatoes

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  24. Nice clicks...looks so delicious....love the curry

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  25. Yum yum,delicious looking curry,drool

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  26. Finger lickingly delicious.. Yum..

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  27. Love anything with aaluu and this looks perfect for the cold winter. I seriously can't wait for Spring to come soon. Hate the cold!

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  28. Abar elaam ... just to tell you that it looks fab. :-)

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  29. Mouthwatering curry...nice clicks dear...

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  30. Lip smacking curry Deeps!!!! I just have to try this soon!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  31. Thanks for your recipe. When does one add the tomato and red chilli pdr. or are these optional ingredients as no mention is made of these ingredients in the method.

    Thanks

    Neville

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  32. this remind me of winter at home.. when new red small round potatoes are in the market... will make this

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  33. Wow! Nice curry! Lovely for cold weather!

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  34. wow looks so yummy and good baby potatoes are my fav.

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  35. I love dum aloo and this recipe looks delicious too. I am game with anything potato. Lovely curry for sure Deeba!

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  36. lovely potato recipe,everyones favourite.
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  37. Looks super delicious. Do check my blog http://myworldmyhome2012.blogspot.in when u find time :-)

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  38. Baby potatos are soo cute in your bowl. The dish is very well done.

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  39. This looks excellent and love your pics

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  40. looks absolutely yum. Nice flavors.

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  41. yum yummy looking kurry :) and awesome clicks .. happy to follow you n thanks for dropping by my space :)

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  42. Very delicious recipe with awesome clicks.

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