Sambhar potatoes

Sambhar Potatoes


1 lb small potatoes, boiled and peeled

1 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp tamarind paste dissolved  in 1/4 cup of warm water
1  – 11/2  tbsp sambhar powder
1/2 chili powder – optional
1/2 tsp mustard seed
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
6 -8 curry leaves
4 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves(cilantro) – a small bunch – chopped – for Garnish
Heat oil in a wok or kadai.
Add the mustard seed, and let them splutter and pop. Next add the asafoetida  and the curry leaves.Saute for 10 seconds.
Add the chopped onions and saute till they are translucent.
Next add the  potatoes and  salt to taste.
Let the potatoes cook on a medium flame till they are a pale golden brown.
Add the sambhar powder and  chili powder( if using) and stir it thoroughly into the potatoes.
Next add the tamarind water and sir it thoroughly into the potatoes.
Raise the flame  and keep stirring the potatoes till all the liquid has evaporated and the potatoes are coated with the sambhar powder and slightly brown.
Garnish with the coriander leaves (cilantro)  and serve hot as a side  with the main dish


About gudkuk24

Love cooking,reading,gardening,listening to music.Have a great zest for life! I do not balk at changes that need to be made to keep me positive. I have an upbeat view of life and take disappointments as experiences and I move on!
This entry was posted in Sambhar and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Sambhar potatoes

  1. I love having sambhar rice with fried potato curry…. This recipe makes me think I can skip the rice part… 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s