Microwave Goanese Potatoes

The first thing that comes to my mind at the mention of the word Goa is the sandy beaches.I have never been there but seen that place in a lot of movies and have read about it too.So when Denny of Oh Taste and see announcedFlavors of Goa,an event started by Naina of Simply.food, I wanted to visit that place.Since it is not possible for the time being, I cooked a few Goanese dishes.

When I googled for Goanese dishes , I found this in Tarla Dala's site and I liked the way it was cooked with spices and all.More over it was in the microwave so easily done.

I used:

Potato - 1 large
Tomato - 1 large
Salt to taste

For the paste:

Onion- 1 small,peeled and sliced
Red chillies - 4
Poppy seeds- 2 teaspoons
Coriander seeds- 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Cinammon- a small piece
Cloves- 4
Peppercorns-10 numbers
Garlic cloves- 4,chopped
Freshly grated coconut- 2 tablespoons
Oil- 2 teaspoons

Grated coconut to garnish

1.In a microwave proof bowl, put in chopped tomato and microwave on high for 2 minutes.Remove the skin and keep aside.

2.In another microwave proof bowl, combine all the ingredients under 'for the paste' and mix well.Microwave covered for 3 minutes

3.Peel the potato,cube and microwave with enough water for 5 minutes or till soft but not mushy.
Drain and keep aside.

4. In a blender put in the ingredients for paste and tomato chunks[without water] and blend to a smooth paste.

5.In a microwave proof bowl, put in the potato and the ground paste and microwave on medium for 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve garnished with coconut flakes/ grated coconut.

Bon Appetit...


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