Thursday, January 14, 2010

Garlic Potato Upkari - Lasan Batata Upkari - SIMPLE and TASTY

Potatoes are probably the most versatile of all the vegetables in the world. They are definitely the most forgiving and for beginners, the easiest way to start learning how to cook.

Here is a quick potato side-dish or Upkari which smells pretty good due to the garlic base.


Potato UpkariPotato Upkari


Serves: 4-5
Preparation: 20 minutes
Heat factor: 6/10

Ingredients:
  • 16 potatoes (tiny) (or else 4 medium or 3 large - quartered, if you don't have the tiny potatoes)
  • 12-14 garlic seeds - for grinding
  • 10 red chillies - roasted seperately - for grinding
  • 8-10 tsp cooking oil of choice - for seasoning and frying
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds - for seasoning
Method:
  1. Boil the potatoes and peel.
  2. Grind the garlic, red chillies and salt to taste - when done, mix the potatoes in this.
  3.  Heat oil in a pan - put in the mustards and when it starts to splutter, add the coated potatoes.
  4. Fry well until it gets a little crispy and reddish brown in color - with a good smell.
Serve with chapathis or rice!

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