Now being a potato lover,I was all
The recipe is quite simple and straight forward.Half boil the potatoes and roast with spices/masala.It cannot get any easier than that.Whether or not you are trying to impress someone,this makes a great addition to your food plate,that I can guarantee!!
Urulai / Potato Roast
Recipe adapted from here and here
Baby Potatoes - 1/4 kg
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1 medium
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander/Dhaniya powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Cook the potatoes in the pressure cooker for about 10 minutes or 3-4 whistles.
Let it cool,peel them and keep refrigerated to firm up.
Make a paste of onion and tomatoes,keep aside.
In a non-stick kadai add oil and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal.When the urad dal starts browning,add curry leaves and the onion-tomato paste.
Keep stirring for 3-5 minutes and then add the powders-chilly,coriander and haldi.
Stir for about 2-3 minutes or till the raw smell of the masala subsides.
Tip in the potatoes,add salt to taste and mix well so that the masala coats the potatoes.
Keep on simmer for about 15-20 minutes and stir once in a while taking care not to mash/break the potatoes.
Switch off the flame when the potatoes are evenly roasted and coated with the masala.
Serve with rice or chapathi.
- You could substitute baby potatoes with normal ones.Just cut them into big chunks and proceed with the recipe.
- It is preferable to use a non-stick kadai as it requires less stirring and doesn't get stuck to the bottom.More stirring would cause the potatoes to mash/break.It would not affect the taste in any way though.
- The spice powders can be substituted with Sambhar powder for a different and more pronounced flavor.