Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Potato Podimas - Southindian style mashed potatoes

Podimas, a classic mash dish from Southindia. This was the original dish, planned for day 1 post, but then i somehow changed mind and did Beets mash. I normally make Vazhaikaai podimas at home, mash with green plantains. Potato podimas is least favored by kids, they love crispy potatoes or in a gravy, like dubki wale aloo and raswale potato curry. 

When i made this today, my elder gave a dirty look asking, why did you kill them? 😆 But when i served the same for dinner along with dosa, he loved it. Some dishes need a perfect pairing. I love this podimas with hot hot rasam rice. They just blend with the rice and gives nice texture to the dish,you need to try it to believe it.
A relatively easy dish, which can be done in flat 15 minutes, all you need is boiled potatoes, it just needs to be seasonned well.  Try this and enjoy with rice/roti or your dosa!

Ingredients
4 medium sized potatoes
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 nos red chilies, broken
1 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
a pinch of hing/asafoetida
a string of curry leaf
1.5 tsp sambar powder (u can also use 1 tsp red chili powder and 1 tsp coriander powder)
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
fresh coriadner for garnish
Method

  • Wash, peel and chop the potatoes into chunks. Cook them either on stove-top or in the microwave until soft. Once they are cooked, drain and keep aside.
  • In a wide pan, add oil, spluter mustard seeds, add curry leaves, red chili and hing. Next add urad dal and let it turn golden brown.
  • Now add the soft potatoes to this and mash with a potato masher. Add sambar powder, tumeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle little water, cover and cook for 5 minutes in a simmer flame, for the spices to blend well. Take it off the heat garnish with coriander leaves, and serve warm with rice/roti/dosa.



10 comments:

  1. My most favorite recipe !!

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  2. Lol ! Killed them ! I love the statement Kids come up with !
    And these potatoes sound so flavourful , your description of how to eat with rasam and rice makes me drool .

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  3. Those "killed potatoes" look so delicious! Hehe... especially you saying it with rasam rice... I am full with lunch but still feeling hungry at the thought...

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  4. This is no doubt one of the most loved forms of potato!

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  5. Haha, kids are funny! This podimas looks delicious and versatile to serve with dosa or rice. A good one for mashed theme.

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  6. Even i love podimas with rasam rice, lol kids are so cute. Lovely way to serve podimas with dosas.

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  7. Love your recipe.. looks awesome and tasty.

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  8. My family can live just on potatoes and so this is on the top of their list!

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  9. I have plantain podimas on my blog - you know my plantain obsession:) potato version looks super delish also

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  10. Potato Podimas are one of my favorite too -- right after crispy potato fry. Great side dish to rice or dosa. Yumm!!

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