Friday, November 4, 2011

Gypsy Potato Curry - GPC :)

Ingredients : 

  • Potato - 3 ( peeled, cubed and boiled )
  • Onion - 1/2 finely chopped
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Chilli powder -  1 tsp
  • Round Red chillies  - 3 to 4
  • Roasted gram flour - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few strings
  • Oil - 2 - 3 tbsp


1. Take a pan, add the oil and heat it.
2. Once the oil is ready, add the curry leaves and when the spluter sound is done, add the red chilli and saute them well. 
3. Then add the finely chopped onion and then saute them till they are transparent (Don't turn the onion brwon).
4. Once they are done, add the boiled, cubed potatoes and add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and saute them well for 5 minutes.
5. Keep on frying that till the corners of potato becomes blunt. That's when you add the roasted gram powder.
6. After adding that saute them well and keep frying for 3 minutes and then yummy GPC - Gypsy Potato Curry is ready to serve.
This goes well with rice and rotis. Hope you'll enjoy this. And sure kids are going to love this .

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yennai Kathrikkai Kara Kuzhambu

  • Oil - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chillies - 2
  • Onion - 1 (Long sliced)
  • Tomato - 1 (Optional)
  • Brinjals - 5 -6 nos
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 2 strings
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind extract - 1 cup
  • Pottukadalai - 1 tbsp powdered
  • Coconut powder - 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery - little quantity
  • Coriander leaves and curry leaves - to garnish
  • Salt - as required


1. Take a pan, add oil and roast  coriander seeds,  cumin seeds,  pepper,  red chillies until raw smell goes away.
2. Then saute half of the onion until it gets transparent (do not roast the onions too much) and then grind it along with the above roasted spices to a fine paste and set aside. 

3. Then cut the whole brinjal into 4 slits with the stem remain intact.
4. Then saute the brinjals in oil till it is well fried and set aside.
5. In the same oil, temper some mustard seeds, curry leaves
6. Then saute the finely chopped onion. (You can even add some sliced tomatoes if you wish and cook till the tomatoes are getting soft.)
7. Add salt, and a pinch of turmeric powder.
8. Then add the ground paste to the gravy.  Saute until oil leaves the sides.
9. Add 1 cup tamarind juice and let it cook for 1 min. Then put the fried brinjals and cover it and cook until brinjals are well done.
10. Add the powdered pottu kadalai and saute well. 
11. Once the oil literally leaves the sides, add little jaggery to it and cook for another 5 minutes. Once done switch the stove off and garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice. You'll never believe ... such a yuumy dish u know.
Hope you all like my recipe. Feel free to post comments and ideas, so that i can improve my blog... :)