Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Roasted Potatoes Spiced with Curry Leaves

I am making great use of the "curry leaves season".. Yes it is a season here in the US where curry leaves may no more be available in the winter. After making Podis and Chutneys I used the leaves in the Roasted potatoes with Indian spices for a wonderfully aromatic side dish. Potatoes are one versatile food which can be cooked in infinite ways and would taste great every time. I kind of did an experimenting preparation with boiled potatoes and the spice mix with curry leaves and the outcome was simple awesome. Do check out my other Roasted potato dish here.


Ingredients:
Potato - 3 big ones - boiled with salt and cubed
Salt - to taste
Asafoetida - a pinch
Oil - 3 tbsp
Spice mix:
Curry leaves - about 40 (from 3 twigs)
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Chana dhal - 1 tbsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tbsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry Red chillies -2
Raw rice - 3/4 tsp



Method:
Dry roast all the ingredients under spice mix except curry leaves in medium heat. The spices are done roasting when the rice changes to a yellow color. Allow it to cool. In the same pan roast the curry leaves until they become dry and the sound resembles the rustle of dry leaves. But make sure the color is still green and not brown. Grind it with the cooled spice mix in a mixie or blender to a fine powder. Heat oil in a wide non-stick pan and add the asafoetida. Add the boiled cubed potatoes and mix well so that the oil gets coated all over the potatoes. Let it roast for about 2 to 3 mins. Add the ground spice mix and salt and mix well. Cook further for 7 to 10 mins in med-high heat mixing occasionally till a crust forms on the potatoes. Serve hot with rice. Perfect side dish for rasam/yogurt rice.


Sending this to Herbs & Flowers - Curry Leaves event by PJ.

41 comments:

  1. I love roasted potatoes n this is yet another version which I will love to try as soon as possible :) Thanks for sharing my dear!
    USMasala

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  2. Good idea to spice up your potaoes.Might do mine as well;)

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  3. What better than roasted potatoes and then to add curry leaves is a great idea.. so flavorful!

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  4. Roasted potatoes.....anyday , anytime , anyway. LOve this recipe Krithi......will try soon.

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  5. Roasted potatoes with curry leaves,sounds innovative and looks delicious.

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  6. wow nice idea, luv the flavor of curry leaves.....

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  7. That masala on aloo looks so yum

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  8. Fantastic curry,love the spices that u have added...

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  9. wow...smells so aromatic and with all the wonderful flavour of curry leaves! lovely variation

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  10. Lots of flavor looking very yummy.

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  11. Lovely recipe...looks very delicious with the flavor of curry leaves...

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  12. this looks wonderful delicious preparation

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  13. surely will try this fry...adding spice really gives nice flavour!!

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  14. This recipe looks yummy...Potatoes are my all time fav and these looks very flavorful...

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  15. yummmm... will defntly try this recipe !

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  16. I can have roasted potatoes anytime..nad this way is new to me..is it like Chettinad potato. thanks for linking!

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  17. I love potatoes....im trying it today...tnx...

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  18. Nice one.I can guess the flavour.Innovative too !

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  19. Nice and yummy curry...looks delicious..:)

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  20. Roasted potatoes with curry leaves spice , new and aromatic one.. will try soon

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  21. wow too good of using curry leaves powder..

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  22. Will they this sometime ,..looks yum

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  23. Looks so fab ....yum n flavourful

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  24. Potato curry looks super flavourful and inviting..

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  25. Spicy & flavorful podi!!!! A new way to enjoy potatoes!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. loved the recipe..looks oh so yummy..perfect with roti !!

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  27. I'm definetly going to give this a try. They look delicious and very innovative idea to use curry leaves.

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  28. Potato curry looks super flavourful and inviting..

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  29. Love this..And the flavor from curry leaves..aaha..I'm drooling :-)

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  30. I too make a similar one,love it a lot,so flavorful!

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  31. My mom does potato roast by grinding curry leaves and ginger. This one looks yummy too Krithi.

    Vardhini
    Event: Halloween Fiesta

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  32. I tried this recipe today and everyone in my family loved it :) Thanks for the recipe Krithi :)

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  33. @Bushra - Thanks for trying out... Glad you loved it!!

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  34. potatoes and curry leave..2 things i absolutely love

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  35. Potato curry... Love them... that too with a twist of curry leaves :)

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  36. Yum YUM YUM!!! Love potatoes made this way!

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  37. lovely and lots of flavour, potato curry is an all time favourite! Yummy...

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