Monday, November 16, 2009

Potato Podimas

One of the most common and all time favourite dish of Tamil Nadu.The literal meaning of podimas is 'mash' and hence this dish becomes mashed potatoes in the south indian way.

Potatoes - 2 boiled, peeled and mashed slightly into ice cube sized pieces

Onion - 1/2 finely chopped
Ginger- finely chopped or crushed, 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 4-5
Oil - 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida (Perungaayam) - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - according to taste

  • Add oil in a kadai.
  • When the oil is hot add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves, asafoetida, turmeric powder and ginger.
  •  Add finely chopped onion, salt and saute for a few minutes.
  • When onion turns slightly brown, add the potatoes and allow it to roast on a low flame.
  •  Turn sides, care should be taken not to burn or mash the potatoes into a fine paste. Potato pieces should be seen and finally garnish with corriander leaves.

 Goes well with curd rice,chappathi etc

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