When I read about the Summer Express Cooking Event being hosted at malluspice..I was a happy person ..coz I knew exactly what I had to make .
But then as it happens when you are over confident ...I did not realise how fast time flew and before I knew the deadline was here...and then I had to actually run and time everything ;-)
As a result ...I am just sending the recipe of one part of a complete meal for this event :-(
This is a simple recipe .....a perfect one for those days when its too hot to stand in the kitchen or when you are hard pressed for time .
The gravy is totally tomato based and low in oil content - hence a healthy recipe too ...
Potato - 1 large , peeled and diced into medium size pieces
Tomato - 2 -3 large
Cumin seeds /zeera - 1 t. sp.
Red chilli powder - as per taste
Green chilli - 1-2 depending on taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 t sp.
Garam masala - 1/4 t sp. ( as per taste)
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1 tb. sp.
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Cooking time - 20 mins
Serves - 2 people
Wash all the vegetables together . Then peel and dice the potato .
Puree the tomatoes in the blender .
Now in a pressure cooker , add the oil . Once the oil is hot enough add the cumin seeds and finely chopped green chillies. Once they stop spluttering , add the potato pieces . Saute for a minute , then add the tomato puree , salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder.
Close the pressure cooker and let it be on high flame . After the first whistle , reduce the flame . Take the cooker off the stove after the 2nd whistle.
Once a little cool , open the pressure cooker and keep it on medium flame add the garam masala and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes . Mash the potato a little so that the consistency becomes a little thick . Take off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
I usually team this with matar pulav or some other rice dish , plain curd, papads and salad.
This can be served with paranthas/chapati also.
Note : - One can add peas to add color and flavor to the dish .