Potato Pirattal curry
A dry hot curry
Potato 300 Gms
Fennel seeds 1 teaspoon
Green chillies 3
Onion 1 medium
Curry leaves 10
Curry powder 3 teaspoon
Lime juice 1 tablespoon
Milk ½ cup
Skin, wash and cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
Dry roast fennel seeds, add 1 tablespoon oil and fry diced onions until onion is soft.
Add the curry leaves and chopped green chillies, curry powder and the potatoes and 1 cup water and bring to boil.
Cook until all the potato pieces are soft. Add the milk and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed.
Add the lime juice, stir.
Remove from fire.
1) Potato masala curry: Omit the curry powder and add 3 more green chillies and cook to become a dry Pirattal. This can be used with thosai as masala thosai.
2) Potato white curry; Dry roast fennel seeds, add 1 tablespoon oil and fry chopped onions until soft, add potato pieces and five chopped green chillies, curry leaves and ½ cup water and cook until potato is soft. Add salt and milk and continue to cook and keep stirring. When done add lime juice and remove from fire.
Potato and Onion Masala
Potato & Onion masala
This dish is mainly used with thosai and Poori,
Potato 4 big
Onion 3 Big
Ginger ½ inch piece
Asafoetida ¼ teaspoons
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
Dry chillies 4
Cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon
Mustard seeds ½ teaspoon
Green chillies 6
Curry leaves 8
Cooking oil 1 tablespoon
Skin, clean and cut potato into 1 inch cubes.
Boil in little water until soft.
Slice onion into small slices.
Cut red chillies into small pieces.
Dice green chillies into small pieces.
In a hot pan add oil and when warm add mustard seeds and red chillies pieces, cumin seeds and stir.
Now add asafoetida and diced ginger and the sliced onions and the turmeric powder.
Stir well and allow to sauté until onion slices become soft.
Now add the pieces of green chillies and curry leaves and stir.
Now add the boiled potato pieces and 2 table spoons of water and stir and turn.
While doing this mash the potato a little and mix well until all the water has evaporated.
You can add a little butter at the end if you like and this gives a better flavour.