First an update. I had promised chicken and some authentic Goan dishes when mom would be here. But my brother had got jaundice, hence we were on a light diet. Will put up the recipes after getting them from mom and trying them out myself.
Now back to the recipe….
I learnt this from my Mom-in-law. This is a tasty gravy dish which goes with rice or roti and is real easy to make.
While the Goan version would generally use coconut as a standard ingredient, this one uses peanuts which is a standard ingredient in rural maharashtrian food.
Here’s her recipe:
2 medium potatoes
1 medium onion
1/2 cup peanuts
1 tea spn chilli powder
1/4 tea spn turmeric powder
5-6 strands of green coriander
3-4 pods garlic
1 tea spn oil
salt to taste
Dry roast the peanuts on a tava. When they are roasted they will crackle and turn blackish. Remove from tava and cool. Remove the outer cover and keep aside.
Chop potatoes into small rectangular pieces. (not tiny, just good enough for cooking directly)
Chop the onion finely.
Coarse grind peanuts, coriander and garlic in a dry grinder without using water. (dont’ make this fine)
Heat oil in a pan and add the onions. When the onions turn slight pinkish, add the potatoes and fry for a few mins.
Keep on low heat and add the ground peanut mix and fry for a few seconds.
Add in the chilli powder, turmeric and salt. Mix well. Adjust the spicy taste by using more chilli powder if required.
Now add around 1 & 1/2 cup of water, keep on medium heat, cover and keep for 10 mins. ( I usually adjust the water depending on the potatoes used, hence add more water if required.) Check if the potatoes are cooked, add more water if required.
This is a gravy dish, hence adjust the water to need. Dont’ over cook the potatoes.
The peanut-coriander-garlic gives it a nice taste 🙂
Enjoy Madi ! 🙂
This is my entry for “Suganya’s Vegan Ventures”