BABY POTATO CURRY | MADURAI MASAL – SIDE DISH FOR RICE
This is my first post on baby potato recipes.I got this recipe from my friend Shalini.She told this is the recipe of famous “Madurai masal”.. I tried it for the first time and loved it a lot.. It was a great accompaniment for dal ,sambar and rasam rice..Even kids would love this dish.Try this curry for rice. U’ll love it for sure !!
Baby potato – 10 nos
Salt & water – as needed
Fried gram dal/pottukadalai – 1.5 tbsp
Red chilli powder – 1.5 - 2 tsp
Tamarind – Small berry size
Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp (optional)
Cooking oil – 2 -3 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
Big onion – 2 nos
Ginger – 1.5 inch piece
Garlic cloves – 7 nos (finely chopped)
Curry leaves – few
Coriander leaves – handful
Pressure cook baby potatoes adding required water and salt.Cook for 1-2 whistles. Peel the skin and set aside.
Grind all the ingredients given under “to grind” to a smooth paste.Set aside.
In a kadai , heat oil. Temper mustard seeds , urad dal , big onions, ginger ,garlic pieces and curry leaves.. Saute till onions turn transparent..
Now add the baby potatoes , mix well for sometime. Then add the ground masala paste.Masala paste should coat the baby potatoes.Mix well and saute for few minutes till u get a nice roasted masala smell..
It takes nearly 10-12 mins in low flame to become dry and roasted.Masala turns golden brown in color ..
Garnish with lots of coriander leaves. Serve with rice !!
Adding coriander leaves is a must for garnishing.It gives a nice flavor. Serve after 30 minutes for all the flavours to infuse.Enjoy with sambar sadam , paruppuor rasam sadam..
U can try this recipe using potatoes too. In that case , cube cut potatoes and add..