After the over doze of Christmas cakes, cookies, puddings and everything sweet, this potato roast served as an accompaniment for our simple meal, today.
This dish is something I make very frequently for children, particularly as a side dish for their pack away lunch. An absolute kid freindly accompaniment!
Today we woke up to see the cloudy dull morning.With no vegetables in the crisper, I decided to make this instantly, with plain hot rasam and fiery kothamalli chutney! :-)
Easy Potato Roast
Total time needed - 20 minutes
[For Preparatory -10 minutes
For Cooking -10 minutes]
2-3 tsps of oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds and ½ tsp urad dal
2 large potatoes
¾ tsp *sambhar powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
A sprig of curry leaves
Salt to taste
Peel skin, wash and dice potatoes. Heat oil in a non stick kadai. Splutter mustard seeds and brown the urad dal until golden brown (not too brown as it will get roasted further in the next stage) . Throw in the diced potatoes and combine gently.
Add salt and let the pieces get roasted for 2-3 minutes in low-medium flame. Tip in the powders, sambhar and turmeric, followed by the curry leaves.
Toss or stir to combine and roast for another 3-5 until the spices coat the pieces and they are roasted well. Drizzle a few drops of oil at this point if needed. Check salt and serve hot with steamed rice, rasam and appalam.
*If you don't have sambhar powder, you can substitute with 1/2 tsp of chilly powder + 1/4 tsp of coriander powder + a pinch of cumin/jeera powder. This won't alter the taste of the final dish.
To be honest, I blogged it a bit too hastily, within 30 minutes; while the pictures where getting uploaded to flickr, the recipe was typed. The publish button was clicked within the next 5 minutes. I don't think I had done a blog post so quickly so far. Thanks to the easy and comforting dish!