Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Tampered Chettinad Baby Potatoes

Sometimes when you are short of time and have very less ingredients and you want to create good dinner, Here a very simple recipe. The spices make the recipe more tasty.

The belly rules the mind. ~Spanish Proverb

So simple food and simple thoughts..... 

Here the Recipe

 •10 Baby potatoes ( par boiled and peeled )
•4 dried red chillies ( I used byadgi variety)•2 Tbsp split black gram (urad dal)
•1 Tbsp  Bengal gram
•2 tsp sesame seeds
•Turmeric a pinch
•5- 10 black peppercorns
•1 tsp mustard seeds
•10 curry leaves
•Salt to taste


 •In a small pan, dry roast the red chillies, chana daal, sesame seeds, urad dal and black pepper. Let this cool and grind to a coarse powder. (This powder can be stored and used for other curries as well.)
•Heat a big pan and add oil to it. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and let it splutter.
•Add potatoes, stir, add salt and sprinkle water. Cover and cook on medium heat check in between and sprinkle water as required and toss.
•Now add the freshly prepared masala powder, turmeric and mix. Check for salt.
•Cover and cook over low heat for about three to four minutes more till the potatoes are done.

Serve with roti/Bread /Naan


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