Monday, 17 August 2009

It just cant get easier than this!

We just got back from Amsterdam last night and am dead tired. It takes me at least three days to get back to the groove and now I'm wondering what il make for dinner. My fridge is empty and I'm so lethargic to go out grocery shopping. I have gained a kg after all the eating and drinking the past three days. Its detox week and I'm thinking of eating light. Convincing Ro to do the same, however, is a task on its own. Anyways, i had to get rid of some potatoes the day before we left and so I made this potato fry which, if you have a microwave, is the easiest thing ever. Perfect for lazy bums like me.

Potato- 1 big
Sambar pwd- 2 tsp (I used MTR sambar masala)
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Oil- 1 tbs
Salt- to taste

Boil the potato in a microwave as per instructions, but don't wait for it to cook completely (not mash consistency). This is just to reduce the cooking time on the hob. Once cool, peel and slice the potato lengthwise.
Heat oil in a frying pan and splutter mustard seeds. To this add the potato slices, the sambar powder and salt, mix well. Let it cook thoroughly till the masala has caught on to the pieces, and they become soft. Serve hot with roti or rice.

Note: If you do not have a microwave, then follow the same instructions, just that it will take a tad longer to cook. Result will be just the same. If you are even more lazier, then frozen fries (store bought) will do the trick. Have tried it out quite a number of times.
The sambar pwd gives a completely new flavour to the potato slices and i love it.

PS: Update on Amsterdam trip shall soon follow


Pointblank said...

really di?? sambar powder n potato??? good eh? won't chicken masala be better???

An Open Book said...

Check this tastes awesome!

My Experiments with Food said...

Looks interesting. Will surely try it out.

An Open Book said...

Its easy..more than interesting :)

Shades of Grey said...

I usually do em in cubes and dust em with bread crumbs so it has that roasted outer coating. So far have only used chilli powder, mustard n jeera as seasoning. Will try sambar podi next time...

An Open Book said...

Sambar podi is easy cos it has more or less all those combination powders...
You know what i actually use the store bought frozen fries for potato fry..its much easier than all this...i dint want to sound way too lazy:)