i frequently run out of stuff in my pantry..i have once run out of salt! 😀 thanks to my very dear neighbour Priyanka, i survived that meal
being married to a north indian, i usually always have onions, tomoatoes and potatoes…even some green chillies..
this potatoe sabzi/palya usually comes out when i can’t think of anything else….but my is it delicious!
I cherish it also it is my grand father – who is now 84 – taught us this dish. just like this flat poha snack preparation we lovingly call ajja-avalakki in our family
this recipe serves 2
oil – 2 tablespoons
onion – 2 medium sliced thin
potatoes – 2 medium sliced thin (unpeeled)
green chillies – 3 sliced length wise (this depends on how much you can take :))
lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
salt – to taste
mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
curry leaves – few & optional
1. heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. once they crackle, add curry leaves.
2. add slit green chillies and onion
3. once onions turn pink, add potatoes and salt. i like adding a pinch of turmeric too
4. fry potatoes for about 4-5minutes.
5. cook covered, stirring occasionally.
6. use your spatula to sligthly pierce a potato slice to know if it is cooked.
7. once done, turn off the flame and squeeze some lime juice & gently mix.
once, before marriage, my flatmate and i prepared this dish….devoured it with hot rice ….and then prepared it ALL OVER AGAIN and polished more off 😀