Potato Raita

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Sunday, December 15, 2013

Last 2 weeks has been terrible. First kuttu was down with Viral fever, it went as high as 103/104 sometimes,  Nights were even more worse!! It took 5 days for the fever to come down. I was just happy and relieved to see him rolling back to normal. But, guess what, nature thought otherwise. Bala got sick this week, same again, 103 fever, rushing to the bath tub, poor kiddo couldn't take that hot and cold at the same time. Even after 5 days the fever didn't come down, so we did a blood test and found out mycoplasma infection and started with anti-biotics from yesterday!! Life was horrible for the past 15 days, when kids are sick, you automatically become sick!!!  Didn't feel like cooking, eating, but what to do, there is one more kid to look after so managed with Dal and rice most of the days.  Dal, Rice Jindabad!!!!! 
After 2 weeks of dal and rice, made something spicy and tangy yesterday. Tangy Lapsi Puliyodharai and some Potato Raita, will post the puliyodharai next week, now here is the simple potato raita recipe. 

Source : Chandra Padmanabhan's Simply South
2 Medium sized Potatoes
1 cup yogurt
salt to taste

1-2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 nos red chilies
2 sprigs curry leaves
a pinch of turmeric powder
  • Wash and peel the potatoes, cut them into cubes. Take them in a /microwave safe bowl, add water just enough to immerse the potatoes. Cook @ Microwave high for 7 minutes. Let it sit for 2 minutes in the oven. Take it out, drain and keep aside until use.
  • If cooking on stove-top, let it boil for 5 minutes, take it off the stove, cover and keep for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside until use. The potatoes must be fork-tender not mushy.
  • Heat oil given under tempering in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, add cumin, curry leaves, turmeric red chilies and saute for a minute or two.
  • Next add drained potatoes, add salt, and saute until the spices are well blended with the potato. It might take around 5-8 minutes.
  • Take it off the stove, let it cool completely. Take Curd/yogurt in a bowl, add salt to it and whisk well. Add the cooled potates to this and mix well. Serve as a side to Mixed Rice or Roti's.

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  1. never before seen raita with potato..a truly unique but yummy looking recipe

  2. looks yummy , never made in such a way....

  3. hope the little one gets back to normal, nothing depressing than the kids getting sick! the potato raita looks comforting...

  4. a unique combination of raita with potato. Must have tasted yumm..

  5. Completely new to me, but looks very tempting also, thanks for sharing :)

  6. wow this is totally new to me....delicious...sorry dear could not catch up long time, now am back on track

  7. Hope the boys are better now..nice raita, very interesting way to have..

  8. Drooling here. Very inviting.

  9. Hope kids are getting better,potato raitha sounds inviting,never tried raitha with potato..will try it for sure.

  10. Hope the kids are back to normal now. The raits looks really good. I have never made Raita with potato, but love the creamy texture that you have.

  11. Totally agree that when kids fall sick, it is impossible for us to function properly. Hope the kids are doing well.
    Potato raita is new to me, but sounds very tempting and delicious.


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