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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Potato Masala

I've made this before and really enjoy it with my dosa. My daughter will eat it too with sour cream on top! As long as she eats this healthy meal I don't mind. I don't have an exact recipe but will try to give it to you as close as I can.
- 3 potatoes already boiled and cubed
- 1 shallot or 1/2 onion (I have been using mostly shallots lately)
- 1 green chili or to taste (I used serrano chili because it is mild enough for my family)
- fresh grated ginger
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder or to taste
- pinch of hing (asafoetida) this is optional, but I really like to add this
-salt and pepper to taste
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- cashews
- green peas
- cilantro to top
In a "tiny skillet" or any pan that will hold all the potatoes...heat it up and add a little butter, you can use olive oil or both if you prefer. Add the mustard and cumin seeds until they sputter, I added all the seasoning and the cashews next, then the potatoes and mixed them up until the seasoning was all over everything. Add the peas and cook until they are warmed all the way through. Of course as always the seasoning is all adjustable to your taste!'s so quick and easy. This is good as a side dish or enjoy it with any dosa or roti or any Indian breads and chutney that you like. The cashews added a nice crunch to it.

I drizzled some yogurt and Wade had some creme fresh on his. I tell ya....we know what we like!

From the street in front of our yard..Florida afternoon skies.


  1. Lyndz, I love the bottom picture! So beautiful! Yeap, I love sky watching and thanks for the recipe as well. Ooops... your fb just went off line! Thought of answering your call. hehe.... Anyway, we chat later. See ya. Hope you'll enjoy your coming weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

  2. I love this! Especially with sour cream on top. Like a potato taco!

  3. Great recipe. Love the combination of ingredients and flavors.

  4. Kristy, I thought you popped in on FB to say "hi" then you were off for the days duties :D Hope you and your family had a good Mooncake Festival! Yes, we'll chat later!

    Reeni, yes a potato taco with a lentil shell, lol! I think that is what my daughter had in mind :)

    Thanks Mags! The flavors did pop, and it looks so innocent!

  5. this potato masala sound simple to prepare and look yummy. Thanks for sharing the beautiful Florida afternoon skies.

  6. This sound very good to me, guess what I will be eating later today? Diane

  7. Love dosa, have tried it once...kind off and I love this potato dish too. I'll need to give sour cream a go so thank your daughter for me :-). And the afternoon skies of Florida are gorgeous

  8. This potato salad looks so delicious and I would like to have two serving, if you don't mind.

  9. It looks wonderful, my daughter would like sour cream on it too. The flavors sound wonderful! Thanks!!

  10. oh wow looks wonderful and the dosa amazing great job

  11. Thanks for posting this Lyndsey. This really looks like a delicious meal that is good any time of day. Love it!

  12. You do cook very tasty looking food and that picture of the afternoon sky looks perfect!

  13. Potato Masala/Curry is my favorite filling for dosa! Looks delish!

  14. This potato salad looks very appetising and not too difficult to prepare too. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Simply delicious and lipsmacking potato masala lyndsey!!

  16. Sonia,- thanks for the comment!

    Diane - thanks, and I'm glad I could help.

    Kitchen Butterfly - I'll be sure to tell my daughter thanks! The skies here are always so interesting to watch, hardly ever the clear blue sky! I add many photos to SkyWatch Friday!

    Anncoo- Coming right up!

    Debbi, thanks, I can see you making this!

    Rebecca, thanks that so nice of you to say!

    Betty Ray - yes I would enjoy it anytime of day! Easy way to use left over boiled potatoes from dinner the night before.

    Jeannie - thank you for saying so! I try!

    TKW - it's my favorite too, I don't stray too far from it!

    Cheah - that's the best part - it's easy to do! - aw thanks!

  17. Mmmmmm, what a total delight!! Lyndsey, your recipes and nature images are celebrations of all the senses, thank you for the flavorful beauty you share with us here...

  18. Another great one - the food and the sunset photo :-)

  19. Your roti is making me drool! Being from Malaysia, I really miss the Indian least they sell roti canai frozen in the US hehe

  20. That looks really delicious - I love the sound of the sour cream on top - also thought yogurt would be nice, then saw that was your choice, too :) Have a wonderful weekend ....

  21. I've got some potatoes in the fridge dying to be a part of this dish

  22. Jenn ~ you say the nicest things, thank you! Your comments are as pretty as your bento boxes!

    Martha ~ thank you, I appreciate you always leaving a comment for me!

    Jen ~ I haven't really looked for the pre-made rotis here. This dosa is the softer ones that you could probably freeze yourself. The other ones I made were crispy and best eaten fresh, I think I liked those better, they were easier to make too! hehe!

    Lynda ~ I think some even put butter on top! It is nice that it tastes good anyway that you like it!

    Devon ~ it's nice to see you again! I have to remember to use up potatoes like this. Usually I just pan fry them with onions and seasoning...this is so much better!

  23. Lyndsey this¨Potato Masala look really yummy!! gloria

  24. those potatoes look delicious! I love how you made it into a meal by adding yogurt and using that great bread! It must have been so very very good!

  25. I love all of the flavors that are happening in that dish. Sounds lovely!

  26. I enjoy such spices in my food anytime.

  27. Simply delicious, but I love anything with potatoes. Lots of good flavors happening in your dish.

  28. This looks good. I don't know much about Indian food, so this inspires me to try it

  29. Hi Lyndsey, Just wanted to thank you for your visit to A Moderate Life and I came to visit you back and realized you are also a part of the tailgating time at martha's place! Lovely! I am now following your blog. I adore indian cooking and this recipe for potato masala will help me because my mother is traveling and dropped off two hugs bags of potatoes for us to use! I need recipes! Come visit us on tuesdays for the hearth and soul hop to link up some of your great eats! :) Alex@amoderatelife


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