Friday, April 8, 2011

Lemongrass Chilli Potatoes

Here we go again - another potato dish (bonda, potatoes with dried chillies and potatoes with anchovies). Certainly not the same type, so, I experimented a different version, sort of my own style. This one is with lemongrass, red chillies, dried prawns, tomato and curry leaf. Indeed, a spicy, tad bit tangy, fragrant and I am sure oh-so-yum dish.   

3 medium size potatoes - boil till soft and cut into big cubes with the skin on
3 tbsp dried prawns - soak in water for 10 mins and drain off water (omit for a vegetarian version)
I medium size tomato - slice thinly
4 shallots - slice thinly
2 sprigs curry leaves
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

To blend/ground (chilli paste)
4 red chillies
2 lemongrass

When oil is heated, fry dried prawns till crispy.
Remove and keep aside.
In the same oil, saute shallots.
Add chilli paste and tomato.
Cook till oil splits/sort of a thick gravy.
Add potatoes and curry leaves.
Keep stirring until gravy dries up.
Add fried prawns and season with salt (use sparingly)
Give a couple of stirs and dish out.
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  1. wow...what a lovely recipe....I hav never used lemon grass before.....can you tell me if it goes well in non veg dishes ?

  2. i don't think I've had spicy potatoes yet.. picture looks appetizing...

  3. waiting u to teach non spicy food :)

  4. Sonali - yes, can be added into non-veg dishes for the fragrant.
    Sharlot - very easy to prepare, do try out.
    Karen - will post some non spicy soon.

  5. This looks amazing..I'm gonna try it out :)

  6. Yes Sharon, do try and your feedback is appreciated.

  7. So yummy and full of flavors.. Loved this

  8. Looks so yum full of spice n flavour


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