My memory is really bad. Really, really bad! If I am trying a recipe from the internet, I come and check the recipe at least 20 times while making it.
Reminds me of how I used to make Rasam, when I was in college. It was the same recipe and I would make it 5 times a week. One would assume that after making the same thing again and again, I would have gotten a hang of it. But no, I used to ask my grandma the recipe at every single stage. ‘The water is boiling, what should I do next?’ , ‘How many spoons of rasam powder?’. Same questions every single day. After sometime, grandma started answering me before I could even ask the question!
This is a recipe from my old neighbor and it was so simple that I didn’t bother noting it down. Big mistake. Every single time, I would try a different version of this and get disappointed, since it didn’t taste the way its supposed to be. By sheer coincidence, we were in the same locality once again, but in a different country for a little while. I got the proper recipe then and wrote it down this time (whatever I remembered!).
These taste yummy and are easy to make if you do the cooking part in the microwave.
- Potatoes : 4-5, medium size
- Onion : 1 big, cut into chunks
- Jeera : 1/2 tsp
- Chili Powder : 1 -2 tsp, per taste
- Oil, turmeric powder, salt
- Wash and cut the potatoes into wafer thin slices, like for potato chips. You needn’t peel them.
- Cut the onion into big chunks and grind into a paste along with chili powder, jeera, salt and turmeric powder.
- Apply this paste all over the potato pieces till everything is well coated.
- Add 1 -2 tsp of oil and microwave without covering, for about 8 minutes, or till the potatoes are 80% cooked.
- Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add the potato mixture and cook further for 5 – 10 minutes, till a wonderful aroma comes out.
- Check the seasonings and adjust. Take off the heat when potatoes are completely cooked and the masala is brown.
This can be cooked completely in the microwave, without moving it to the stove top. You will have to add more oil and will have to keep stirring in between. You will need another 6-8 minutes.
This is my entry for Srivalli’s Blogging Marathon, under the category ‘Cooking with 5 ingredients or less’.
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