Remember the super simple potato curry that I mentioned in my poori-saagu post? Here it is. It is one of those quick go-to curries with minimum ingredients (for Indian cooking, that is!). Goes perfectly with puris and tawa rotis. I don't know what the deal is between puris and potatoes but they are a match made in heaven. This has a bit of sweetness with sugar and I absolutely love that! The other potato dish I make with pooris is the aloo palya/potato bhaji that is the "masala" part of the a masala dosa.
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp chopped cilantro
3/4 cup water
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1 tsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin/jeera
1/5 tsp turmeric powder
a few pinches of asafoetida
2-3 green chilies, slit
4-5 curry leaves
In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Once they are done popping, add the remaining tadka ingredients and fry for 10 seconds.
Add chopped onion and fry until light brown.
Add diced potatoes and fry for another minute or so.
Pour in water and bring to a boil. Simmer and let cook for about 5 minutes.
Add salt and sugar and cook until potatoes are soft and the water has thickened.
Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with puris.