Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Kukka Humman~Potato Curry
Kooka is Potato in Kerala Konkani and Batata in Mangalore Konkani.There are at least 4-5 kukka humman's that I know of.As it is potatoes are definitely a main ingredient in our cuisine.Usually all these varieties of humman are paired with different entrees.There's one for pej/kanji,one for upma,one for chapathi/appam and another for dosa/idli/appo.Shall try to post each one of these sooner.It is Srivalli's curry mela which gave me the idea of posting each one of these with the accompaniments.With all these potato curries,no wonder we consume about 2 kgs of potato in a week or two!!
I remember amma making this curry to go with dosa/appo.Chutney was made once in a while and all of us preferred having this humman.I think appo was always paired with red kukka humman(which is what we called it to differentiate between the various hummans).Its only after marriage that I started making chutney on a daily basis as hubby is a chutney fan.It goes great with dosas/idlis/roasted idlis and appo.Do try it out for a change from the daily chutney grind-pun intended;-).
Potatoes - 3 big,boiled and mashed
Tomato - 1 big,chopped
Red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Asafoetida/Hing - 1 tsp
Mash the cooked potatoes well and keep aside.
In a kadai add oil and splutter mustard seeds.
Add the red chilly powder and curry leaves,mix well.
Add the tomatoes and fry till it softens.
Add the potatoes and enough water(almost a cup),salt to taste and let it boil.
Simmer for a while till the curry thickens,add the hing.
Serve hot with appo/dosa or idli!
Kukka Humman is off to Valli's Curry mela andto the new event by Sunshinemom-Food in Colours-This month's colour is Red.