November 27, 2007

POTATO GRAVY (With Tamarind)

Prep time : 30 minutes
Cooking time :20 minutes
Serves : 3
Cuisine : Andhra

3 medium size potatoes (boiled and cut into medium size pieces)
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustards
few curry leaves
1 big onion (cut into length wise)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp tamarind extract (adjust)
1 small lemon size tamarind (soak in warm water and take out the thick extract)
1.5 tbsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp methi powder
salt to taste
3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish

1. Heat oil in a thick bottom kadai, add cumin seeds and mustards, let them splutter. Add chopped onions and curry leaves, fry till light golden color on low heat.

2. Add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste, saute for few seconds, add potato pieces, mix gently, covered, cook for 5 minutes on low heat. Add tamarind extract and 1 cup of water, red chilli powder, methi powder and salt, mix well, covered, cook till gravy becomes thicken on low heat.

3. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

4. Goes very well with white rice and chapatis too.

Note: 1. If sour taste is more, just add small quantity of jaggery.
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  1. This one looks like a simple and fast dish!!! It looks delicious... Thanx for the recipe :)

  2. Nice looking Potato gravy...just want to reach out and dip a puri and have it...:)

  3. looks nice ...thanx for the recipe :)

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  5. Jyothi!! nice dish with a tinge of tamarind!!

  6. Looks so good, sweet, hot and sour, my mouth is watering!

  7. Simple and delicious looking dish for a quick lunch!:))

  8. Hi Ramya! thanks for dropping by and also for your lovely words.

    Hi Bhags, always welcome dear. Thanks again.

    Hi Raks, thanks you too.

    Thanks padmaja!

    Hi Saju! even this is my favorite dish too. Thanks for stopping by.

    Hello ashaji! you are absolutely true. Thanks for your lovely comments.

  9. love the tinge of tamarind in potato gravy...really delicious...

  10. My GM use to do this gravy. We add hard boiled egg too in this potatoe gravy.

  11. I have to remember the next time I make curried potatoes to put some tamarind in it too. I always forget :)

  12. Thanks remya!

    Hi rina! sometimes even we used to add boiled eggs in this gravy. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Cynthia, next time do it and let me know. Thanks dear.

  13. WOW....every one favorite aloo with gravy my dear. Looks yummy and I feel the nice aroma of your curry.:))

  14. Thanks kajal for your lovely words!

  15. jyothi tamring gravyyy mmmmmmmm looks soo yummyyy

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