June 28, 2011

Spicy Mashed Potatoes

This is one of my favorite dish. The traditional name for this is Potato Puttu. It
needs simple ingredients and frequent stirring and we can make this delicious dish
in 15-20 minutes. It goes very well with Kara/puli kuzhambu


Boiled Potatoes -3
Chopped Onions- 1 big
Chopped garlic - 6 pods
Green chilli - 3 ( can be replaced with chilli powder if you have kids at home)
chopped cashews - 10
turmeric powder - pinch
Oil - 2 tbsp


1. Boil the potatoes well. Mash them with salt and turmeric powder and mix well and make as a dough. (it will be sticky)

2. Heat oil in a pan (preferably heavy bottomed non-stick). Fry the cashews. To this add onions, garlic and green chillies. Fry well. (if you are using red chilli powder add after the onions are sauted well and brown)

3. Add the mashed potatoes and keep stirring. Keep on a medium low flame. Spread the mixture evenly across the pan with the spatula.

4. Keep stirring for every 1 or 2 minutes. It will gradually turn brown on the bottom. If you don't stir it will burn. Do this for 15 minutes or until it turns light brown.

5. Potato puttu is ready.

1 comment:

  1. Potato puttu is very interesting...yours recipe is little diff n like the addition of cashew nuts..looks inviting ...


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