Friday, 20 January 2012

Potato Podimas

I think in most Indian homes, not a single week goes by where Potatoes are not cooked. Though I feel guilty using too many potatoes a week, you can never do anything much about it. We just love it. Rasam rice accompanied by Roasted baby potatoes with just chilli powder and salt is such a simple go to food.

Today I am going to present another simple potato recipe that goes great with rice. We enjoy this usually with Kalantha sadam (Mixed rice) like lemon rice, coconut rice, puliyodaria etc. It will go well with sambar and rasam as well. It is quite popular in Tamil Nadu.

Again stressing on the easiness of the recipe, once the potatoes are cooked it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.


Potatoes 3 medium boiled
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal 2 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves few
Green Chillies 1 (or more as per taste)
Ginger 1 inch piece
Coconut 1/2 cup
Lime juice 2 tbsp

Oil and Salt to taste.

Method of Preparation

1. Cut the boiled potatoes into cubes and keep. Just roughly chop them. Podimas literaly means crumble curry. So no need for any perfection here.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds.

3. When it sputters, add the channa dal and fry till  it starts to brown.

4. Add the turmeric, curry leaves, chopped chillies, ginger and let it sizzle.

5. Add the potatoes, coconut and salt and mix well. Let it cook for a minute or 2.

6. Switch off and add the lime juice and mix well.

Podimas is ready to serve!


  1. Awesome recipe dear..U have made it perfectly..


  2. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting podimas,my fav.