Wednesday 21 May 2014

Aloo Poriyal (உருளைக்கிழங்கு பொரியல்)

Aloo poriyal is the simplest and easiest potato recipe. Rasam rice and  aloo poriyal make a famous combination. 

Ingredients: (Serves four)
Aloo/ Potato – medium sized, 5 no
Onion – medium sized, 2 no, sliced
Salt – to taste
Mustard – 1 teaspoon
Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 3 teaspoons (adjust to taste)
Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
Oil – 3 tablespoons
Curry leaves – a few

Aloo Poriyal (உருளைக்கிழங்கு பொரியல்)
Method: Pressure cook aloo for 5 minutes or 5 whistles. Once the pressure subsides, remove aloo from the cooker and allow it to cool. Then peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Add required salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder and mix well. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and when they start to sputter, add urad dhal. Saute till the dhal turns golden brown in color. Add cut onions and fry till they become transparent. Now add aloo pieces and fry on low heat, stirring occasionally for approximately 5 minutes. Garnish with curry leaves. Serve with rice and sambar/ kuzhambu/ rasam. 

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