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October 14, 2013

Baby Potato Curry|Madurai Masala Recipe-Side Dish For Rice

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baby potato curry
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-curry

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  • Baby potato – 10 nos
  • Salt & water – as needed
To grind
  • 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)
To temper
  • 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
To garnish
  • 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.
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  • In a kadai , heat oil. Temper mustard seeds , urad dal , big onions, ginger ,garlic pieces and curry leaves.. Saute till onions turn transparent..
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  • 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..
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  • It takes nearly 10-12 mins in low flame to become dry and roasted.Masala turns golden brown in color ..
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  • 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 , paruppu or rasam sadam..
baby potato lunch plate
U can try this recipe using potatoes too. In that case , cube cut potatoes and add..

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  1. Lovely potato curry.looks so good

  2. Mouthwatering delight. Love the potato curry :)

  3. Superb potato curry, love it Chitra...

  4. nice recipe..looks spicy and just yumm..

  5. Any time I am ready for potatoes. This curry looks so tempting.....

  6. wow.. mouthwatering potato dish.. wud lov to have this with rasam!


  7. Love the clicks and looks delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. love it.. with rasam rce yumm it shd be

  9. Curry looks delicious and yummy, lovely clicks.

  10. gr8 flavours....surely this will be one awesome recipe....thanks for dropping by!!

  11. The masala makes the difference, adding tamarind-pottu kadalai is new to me. Shall try it soon. Looks yum!

  12. Who can resist to this delicious curry, mouthwatering here.

  13. potato curry looks absolutely delicious..really tempting clicks Chitra...

  14. Superb recipe sure will give a try for aj

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