Thursday, June 9, 2011

Potato in Green Masala

My mom makes different variety of gojju (thick gravy). This recipe of potato gojju in green masala is one of them. I love this specially with dosa. Since I typically don't like eating dosa or idli with just chutni, mom always made some sort of gojju for me. As I have mentioned before most of my mom's recipe needs grinding. So lets get started with ingredients needed for grinding.

What you need:

for grinding:
1/4 cup- coconut (either dry or fresh)
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 green chillies
2-3 pods of garlic
1/2 inch ginger
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 cloves
1/4 inch cinnamon
3-4 stalks of Cilantro

Rest of the ingredients needed:
4 medium sized Potatoes
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 teaspoon oil
salt to taste

How it's made:
Grind all the spices mentioned in the list above with some water to make a smooth paste. Fresh coconut gives more gravy consistency, while using dry coconut makes the masala thick and may end up adhering more on the potatoes. Either way it tastes good.
In a pan heat oil, add mustard, once it splutters, add the potatoes and the ground paste, salt, water as needed and cook till done.
The gravy is very spicy , adjust the amount of black pepper and green chillies to your taste. Serve with dosa. It tastes best with rice appam and you can have it with bread too. I just love the rich green color of the dish and it made with potatoes, what better reason you need.
Mom made this on some festivals days too as this doesn't contain onions and she wouldn't use garlic. (she follows a strict no garlic or onions cooking on all festival days).

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