I know this dish is very simple, and you might wonder if it is actually worth putting up on my blog. Most families do have their version of a potato curry. But believe me, this post brings back my childhood memories and I am specially dedicating this recipe to my sister. I should say it is our favorite comfort food!!
With many festivals lined up, people in India avoid onion, garlic and lot of other spices. Some people fast by eating only one meal a day. Quick, easy, and delicious recipe is the key to a happy family :)
Take 1 cup of diced potatoes and 1 cup of green peas (fresh or frozen)
In a pan heat 2 tbsps. oil. Add 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds, 2 slit green chillies, 3-4 curry leaves, and pinch of asafoetida (hing)
As soon as mustard and chillies start to crackle, add diced potatoes and peas.
Add enough water to cover the veggies. Add salt to taste and 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder. Cover and cook on medium heat for 7-8 minutes.
When veggies are almost cooked, add 2 roughly chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
When tomatoes become tender, gently smash some of them to flavor the curry.
Add 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder and 2 tsp. coriander powder. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Flavorful curry with very few ingredients is ready to serve.
Add freshly chopped cilantro and squeeze fresh lime just before serving.
Serve with hot parathas or over steamed rice.
A simple curry without onion and garlic!
Enjoy my home comfort food!