We are starting the BM#58 edition and for the first week, I will be sharing some Dry Vegetables. The need came up with we all cooked up thalis during September Mega BM and it felt like overload when we had to post about 10 plus recipes for the same day. Since many had leftover posts, I thought we could have this to ease everybody. For day one, I have a stir saute from Gujarat for the Gujarati Thali.
Deciding on the potato was a relatively easy decision. Given the love everybody has for the spud, I decided I was going to make one potato dish for all the thalis. One can't be having a feast and not cook up everybody's favorite right.
Given that, this potato Stir fry was a hit. Though it's much the same as your regular potato fry, it still was different. Anyway, I didn't have qualms preparing it again on demand.
We have a Monsoon coming up and during the weekends it's been raining mid-noon. The weekend showers were so bad that Monday was declared a holiday. After an unexpected hiatus for about two weeks, I was getting back to cooking. I planned for some interesting topics that I will share soon. So two dishes got done for that. Of course, I have the Bake-a-thon coming up, which seems to be tossing between two topics. Whatever it is, that topic will surely make my kids go gaga and my friends say not again! So I am sure you have guessed what I am planning for December.
Anyway, that's an update on the home front. Hoping I will have the dishes prepared ahead, here's a simple Batata Nu Shaak, I love the ring the term has! The recipe is inspired by Roshini who had adapted from Vaishali. Between if you want some tea time snacks, check out Palak Pakoras
Batata Nu Shaak - Gujarati Potato Curry
Potato, cubed with skin on - 4 big
Tomato - 1 chopped finely
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing a little
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp (I added a tiny bit)
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves to garnish
How to make Batata Nu Shaak
Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. When it sputters, add the cumin seeds and hing.
Next add the cubed potatoes. Saute for a couple of minutes. Now add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. Saute for another minute. Cover with lid for few minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes, sugar and 1 cup of water.
Cook in low flame till all the water is absorbed and the potatoes are cooked.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with your rice or rotis
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