BATATA PUDDI BHAAJI
This is a dish prepared during upvaas or fasting.when u cannot have onion garlic in u r menu.Made solely from potato ,a simple and tasty dish.
Amma makes it during shivrathri.we dont eat rice ,onion garlic on that day.There are different methods in different regions for shivrathri . and also recipes for vrath.
and the best part is we end up eating more than the normal days on the fasting day.
She makes chapathi ,puddi bhaaji,ragi juice,and shevai paaysu.Not to forget a huge watermelon,bought and consumed the same day.Will post ragi juice once i learn it from her this time in india.
Curry leaves-a sprig
fresh or frozen coconut finely grated-1 tbsp
fresh lemon juice-2 tsp
turmeric powder-a pinch
salt to taste.
steam potatoes in cooker.Not too soft.remove,peel and powder it with hands such that small bite sized lumps are formed.
Heat a kadai with oil for seasoning.add mustard,jeera,hing,urad dal.
when dal turns pink add green chillis.turmeric powder.Immediatly next add the powdered potatoes.mix well.add salt,saute and sprinkle little water .close the lid.
let it cook for 5 to 8 minutes ,mixing in between.add grated coconut.
finally sprinkle lemon juice ,mix once again and turn off the heat.garnish with cilantro.
u can have it with rotis.also goes well with rice and dal.