Sunday, October 5, 2008

Birthday Dinner recipes

Potato Bhaji: Poori - Bhaji a very famous combi breakfast from South India. Poori Bhaji, Poori kurma were always special treats, reserved for special occasions or holidays. Amma would make hot puffed Pooris that we would dunk either in kurma or with bhaji and eat with utmost satisfaction.
Now Poori's make very rare appearance in our kitchen. Phulkas have taken its place instead. But I guess it is not wrong to indulge once in a while right? So that's what we did on hubby's birthday. We indulged in all the dishes that did not make its appearance in our kitchen for quite some time. We also had our friends over for dinner that made the perfect occasion.. more the merrier.
This is my mom's recipe which uses more onion and less Potato.
Here is what's needed:
2 medium sized Potato's boiled and cubed
3 medium sized Onion chopped
3-4 green chilli's slit lengthwise(+/- according to your taste)
5-6 Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad Dal (split black gram)
1/4 tsp Chana Dal (Optional)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Grated Coconut(Optional) and chopped Coriander leaves to garnish
Salt to taste
1) Heat Oil. Add in Mustard seeds when they crackle add the Urad dal fry until pink and then add Chana dal fry for a while. Add Green chilli's and fry until its colour changes and finally add Curry leaves.
2)Add chopped Onions to the seasoning with little salt and fry until translucent. Add Turmeric powder and fry for a min. Add 1/4 cup water and cook covered until it 1/2 of the water is absorbed.
3)Add in the cubed potato's and mix well. Add salt to taste and mix well. Cook until semi-dry and garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.
Serve hot with Poori's.


Deepthi Shankar said...

love poori bhaji .. looks really yummy

Deepthi Shankar said...

love poori bhaji .. looks really yummy

anudivya said...

Love it with dosai, and poori. Looks delicious.

Anu said...

Thanks for your comments Ujwala!

Nice to see another amchi! You have a nice blog wit yummy recipes!

Uj said...

Deesha,AnuDivya Thanks :)
Anu Thanks for stopping by..and its Ujwal without "A". My name is a big confusion for everyone.. Its a girl (er...Woman) then it has to be ending with "A" ;) I even had my name listed in the boys section twice in school and college!!