What I like most about this recipe is that, there is no slicing or chopping involved. There are no onions, no ginger, no garlic, no green chilli to be sliced or chopped. Dont get me wrong, I like cooking, but at times, I wish I could skip the whole part of slicing and chopping, especially when the onions make me cry. But when it comes to my style of cooking, it’s kinda impossible not to cook with onions, that I sometimes wonder whether my whole life will be stuck in kitchen slicing the onions. That mostly happens on the days that I allot for self pitying ;)
So when I saw this recipe, I was eager to try it out. It’s a pretty straight forward, no frill recipe. You can classify it as a comfort food kind of dish. After all potatoes cooked in ghee, cant go wrong, right? We had it with some coconut rice (recipe coming soon) and it paired well. Also, in the past, I’ve got requests for some recipes without onion and garlic and this is one such recipe.
If you are lazy to cook and feel guilty to order from outside, look no further, this recipe is for you. It cant get simpler than this. Do I need to say more? Here you go with the recipe.
- Potatoes – 2 medium, cubed
- Cumin (jeera) – 1½ tsp
- Whole black pepper – 1½ tsp
- Chilli powder – ½ tsp
- Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
- Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
- Curry leaves
- Cook the potatoes with salt and keep aside. Make sure you dont overcook it. Crush cumin and pepper. Heat ghee/oil in a pan and add crushed cumin and pepper and curry leaves. After a min, add chilli and turmeric powder. Mix well. Add lemon juice, salt (if required) and 2 tbsp water. Mix well. Add cooked potatoes and combine everything. Cook for 5-7 mins on low flame. Serve hot with rice/pulao.