Wednesday, 6 May 2015

South Indian Wedding Style Potato Poriyal Recipe

Hello everyone!

Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite, quick side dish recipes - Potato Poriyal. I usually make this every Friday morning along with sambar; since it becomes easy to boil potatoes along with the dhal. It tastes great, spicy and goes well with sambar rice!

Ingredients :
  • Potatoes, 1/2 kg
  • Onion, 1 no.
  • Garlic, 10 cloves
  • Mustard, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ural dal, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilly powder, 2 teaspoons
  • Coriander seed powder, 2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cooking oil, 5-7 teaspoons

Steps :

1. As the first step, boil potatoes until they turn soft and well cooked. Peel them off and cube them. (Moderately sized cubes; neither too small; nor too big)

2. Heat oil in a pan and temper mustard and ural dal till they splutter. Then add the crushed garlic and saute for a minute.

3. Put in the chopped onion and saute it in medium-high flame till it turns golden brown in color. At this stage, turn the flame to the lowest and add all the spice powders.

4. Within a minute, the raw smell should disappear. Now add the cooked and cubed potatoes. Give a quick mix and saute it for 2-3 minutes.

The delicious potato poriyal is all ready to serve!! This tastes very similar to the potato fry served in south Indian weddings!

Tidbits :

1. Always choose fresh and firm potatoes. Don't forget to cook them well before you add them to the masala.

2. Don't not add the masala powders when the flame is high. It is very important since you could burn the masala and it'd taste bitter!

3. According to your taste/calorie needs, you can adjust the amount of oil used. If preparing in a nonstick pan, you can add as less as three teaspoons of oil.

4. Garnishing the poriyal with fresh chopped coriander gives it an amazing flavor!

Do try this recipe at home and share with me your comments! If you want me to write about any other fry/poriyal recipe, feel free to let me know. I'd love to share the recipe!