Crispy Home style Potatoes and some Cooking Tips.

A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.”

— Kin Hubbard,

Hello everybody I am back after a hiatus…..all this long it took me some time to be back blogging and recipe developing. Thank you every body for your support and your mails with queries and asking about my new recipes. Last year was a bit hectic with loads of work and some silly lazy excuses. Well I think I can try to be back on track without an excuse to be busy.

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After this entire big break I realised I had some posts in my draft box which I thought that I should publish without any further delay before I head on to publish ones that are queuing up in my trolley list. This is one such simple recipe that was carried in my head with one to three ingredients on my fingertips, making it a quick recipe option for dinner without toiling hard as a newlywed in a new home. It’s been six years and this recipe is always a big support. I would always smile when my husband asks me what the menu is when we have guests at home. If these crispy home style potatoes are not there, He will say ‘Don’t forget to make that crispy potato!’ Simple, quick yet so tasty, this vibrant crispy yellow potato goes very well as a side with rice and dal or curd. The recipe has very few ingredients even a bachelor can try it without much hassle.

Before I move on any further, to give you the recipe let me tell you some important tips to follow in your kitchen or before you start preparing any of your dishes. These are just some tips on successful cooking which I follow while cooking.

Don’t be very casual, read the entire recipe before you start cooking. Always follow the habit of “mise-en-place” that is, having all the ingredients gathered or prepped before you start cooking. Palate is your control factor so keep checking the right amount of seasoning. Good flavours only lead to an excellent dish. Do not overly fill up your cooking pan. Allow some breathing space in the pan this helps to speed up the cooking procedure to get much better results. Heat the pan well before adding oil, especially for sautéing, stir frying or tossing food. Do not hurry and wait till you hear the sizzle. This will help prevent food sticking to the pan and also helps forming good texture to the food. Always shop and use the best easily available and affordable ingredients as It’s the foundation of good cooking.

Follow these blindly and see people ooh la ah and wow at the table over your creations.

So here’s how to make the crispy potatoes……..

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Ingredients:-

  1. Potatoes Medium sized – 4 nos.
  2. Garlic pods – 3- 4 pods.
  3. Turmeric powder- half teaspoon.
  4. Chilli powder- 1 and half teaspoon.
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Curry leaves (optional) – few.
  7. Oil for frying – 3 tablespoon.

Method:-

  • Peel and cut the potatoes lengthwise to an inch size. Wash and drain the cut potatoes in plain cold water.
  • Transfer the well-drained potatoes to a deep pan.
  • Peel and crush the garlic or chop them roughly. Add them to the potatoes along with turmeric, chilli powder and salt.
  • Add half cup of water and close the pan with a lid. Allow the potatoes to simmer away on a medium heat until the water has evaporated completely. This will take not more than three to four minutes.
  • Take a fry pan or wok alongside, add a little oil. Take the potatoes off the heat and tip them quickly to the hot oil. Toss them well on high flame for two minutes. If you would like you can add few curry leaves now, and then turn to medium heat. Toss till the potatoes turn crisp. Serve hot with rice.

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The seasonings of this recipe can be adjusted suited best to your taste. You can also increase the quantity of the garlic if you prefer a more garlicky taste elevating it to sublime. The potatoes after frying will be crispy pitch perfect to a silken roast good enough to eat on its own.

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