A Potato is a potato, I know! I haven't come across a person who doesn't love this tuber. But there was a time when I never used to eat this as such. Of course, I love French fries but when it is present as a big chunk or as Poriyal, I never used to like them. When I was in high school, I had an allergy to some vegetables. We were not able to identify the root cause, but when I ate potatoes other than the deep-fried ones, I used to have my nose going for a toss. That gave me a reason to just stop that bland veggie.
When it is used in the kurma or other dish, I just ignore it. As I had said, even masala dosa was never my favorite. And Amma never actually got down preparing Potatoes for stir fry. That was basically because we had our quota of potatoes in a week and you can't eat too much of this right. Somewhere through the line, we have come to have this vegetable included in our regular menu.
Now I don't get that itchiness when I eat potatoes in kurma or as potato roast. But as a roast, I always like arvi better. If you are a regular follower of this blog, you will know my passion for arvi. I have tried arvi roast in as many ways as possible. Well the other day, I was telling about how Konda told me that her friend got Potato roast with Curd rice.
And how much she loved and wanted me to make it for her lunch too. I said I will send it to her too but haven't really given to that indulgence. But off late, I feel bad that I haven't been able to spend so much time with her as before nor tell her any bedtime stories. My Lil one has grown up, she now sleeps on her own in a separate room, even if nobody is around and all without any stories!
Thinking about it, I felt a pang. God, time is flying away and kids grow up so fast before we can even think about it. Hubby and I always try to spend some time especially with her but still I feel that's not enough. But I guess we just have to carry on. Life is like that. So the least I can do to make her happy is to give her what she asks for. So I thought I will make Potato roast with Curd Rice for her.
When I told her that it's going to be potato roast, she jumped with jubilation and was all excited. She liked the combi so much, that she asked Athamma for the same yesterday when Athamma asked her what she wants for lunch. Athamma was telling me this morning and grinning on that.
Well here comes my version of Potato Roast. I am sure many of you love this! This is such a simple dish that it doesn't require a recipe, still, it's no harm to record, what you say?
Potatoes - 2 big
Sambar Powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard + Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Method to prepare