Friday, August 13, 2010
Potato Capsicum Upkari / Stir Fry
Whenever I am in doubt about cooking something,the humble Potato always comes to rescue.It can almost always pep up my meal.I can have rice,chapathi with this alone,with some curd on the side and be content just like I had the happiest meal ever.But of late,I am trying to restrict the intake of Potato,for obvious reasons of course.
So when amma told me about this yummilicious combo of Potato and Capsicum,I was tempted.It was part of a meal they were served when they went to Karkala,my elder bro's wife house.Now,nothing can go wrong if paired with potato,so I let go off my restrictions for a while and tried this out.No prizes for guessing it turned out to be a "jhakaas" combination,great with rice as well as rotis.
Potato Capsicum Upkari
Potato - 2,medium-cubed
Capsicum - 1,big-cubed
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 2,broken into bits
Salt to taste
In a kadai,add the oil and roast the capsicum till they start browning.
Remove from the kadai with a slotted spoon and keep aside.
In the same kadai,pop mustard seeds and urad dal.
Mix in the red chillies and saute for a minute.
Add the cubed potatoes and salt to taste.
Add enough water for the potatoes to cook and close with a lid.
When the potatoes are done,mix in the roasted capsicum and give a good mix.
Serve hot with Rice or Roti.