Thursday, 27 November 2008

Spicy potato with cashewnuts (Upkari/ Palya)

This recipe can be prepared using varied vegetables available especially in India. This is mainly made of ivy gourd and/or potato . This is commonly served in Konkani weddings or festivals and is again a delicacy.

3 medium potatoes chopped
handful of cashew nut (ideally soaked in warm water for 1 hour)
1 tsp mustard seeds
3 green chillies slitted
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oil
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp grated coconut
1/2 cup water

Heat oil and add mustard seeds. After the spluttering of mustard seeds , add green chillies and curry leaves. Saute it for 1 min or two. Add potatoes , cashew-nut , salt and water. Cook till potatoes are tender. Add more water if required. Keep stirring for every 5 mins till they are cooked. Finally garnish with grated coconut and serve.

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