Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Potato and Channa Podimas

Podimas is yet another Tamil favourite. Usually it is made with either potato or with vazhakka (raw banana). I have the recipe of Potato Podimas in my blog. Yet to blog the Vazhakka one. Though the taste is similar, there is a difference in the way the veggies are 'prep'ed.

After enjoying 10 days of sundal during Navarathri, we were all hooked to it. My little one asked me to make Channa Sundal and I tried making this. It was awesome and tasted really good with Rasam and Rice.


Potato 3 big (or 4 medium)
Chick peas (dry) 1 cup
Mustard 1 tsp
Channa Dal 1 tsp
Jeera 1.5 tsp
Green Chilli 1 chopped
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Ginger 1 inch piece finely chopped
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Lemon/Lime Juice 2 tbsp
Coconut 1/2 cup

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Boil Potatoes. Peal and roughly chop into cubes.

2. Soak Chickpeas overnight and then pressure cook till it is cooked but has its shape. Drain and keep aside.

3. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard. When it sputters, add the channa dal. When the dal starts to brown, add jeera, ginger, curry leaf and green chilli.

4. When it sizzles, add the drained channa, cubed potatoes and coconut along with some salt. Mix well.

5. Switch off after a couple of minutes. Add the lime juice and mix well.

Magic Mingle this month is Potatoes and Jeera, hosted by Pradnya. They make such a beautiful pair. This recipe is off to the event.