Thursday, February 9, 2012
Papad Tarkari ( Popadom curry )
Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins
Cost of preparation: 15-20 rupees
Ingredients: Yogurt ( 1/2 cup ), medium sized boiled potato ( 1 no ), green chillis ( 2-3 nos), chopped coriander stems ( 1 tbs ), mustard seeds ( 1/3 tsp ), mustard powder ( 1/5 tsp ), oil ( 3 tsp ), garlic flakes ( 2 nos ), fried and broken papad/papadom ( 1 cup), coriander leaves for garnishing, salt ( to taste).
Preparation: Peel and cut the potato into cubes.
Chop/slit the green chillis and completely crush the garlic flakes.
Add salt to the curd/yogurt in a mixing bowl along with 1/2 cup of water. Whisk it till no lumps remain.
Cooking: Heat the oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds followed by the crushed garlic, green chillis and chopped coriander stem. Stir fry for 30 secs.
Add the potato cubes to the wok. Fry for 2-3 mins. Switch off the flame and allow to
stand for 1 minute.
Add the whisked yogurt to the wok while stirring continuously. Do this for 2 mins.
Switch over to a low flame, add the mustard powder and continue stirring till the
contents come to a boil. Allow to boil for 3 minutes.
Add the papad pieces at this stage and switch off the flame.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately with plain white rice.
Note: I prefer using the Lijjat Urad dal papads for this recipe.