When I was browsing through Tarla Dalal’s website for a Chinese recipe, I saw a potato curry that looked similar to the Manchurian recipe. I prepared it for breakfast and saved a portion for hubby. It was awesome and in the evening when hubby tasted it, he wanted me to prepare the same for his lunch box the next day! So all I can say is that it is delicious way to cook the ever favorite potato.
This dish can be served as a snack or as an accompaniment to the main meal. We had this with Vegetable noodles. It takes just a few minutes to prepare. While the potato is getting cooked the other ingredients can be assembled. It is also perfect for a party menu.
The original recipe is here. I tweaked it just a little.
Potato – 1 large, cut in wedges / fingers
Spring onion whites, thinly sliced- ¼ cup
Ginger, minced- 1 teaspoon
Garlic, minced – 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
Tomato sauce – 1 teaspoon
Soya sauce -1/2 a teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Spring onion greens / coriander to garnish
Make a thin paste with ¼ cup of water
Corn flour – 2 teaspoons
Soya sauce – 1 teaspoon
1. Microwave potato with enough water till 80 % done. You can also cook it on the stove top.Drain thoroughly.
2. Heat oil and deep fry till the edges start to brown. Drain and keep aside.
3. Heat a little oil in a pan and put in spring onion whites, ginger and garlic.
4. Sauté for a minute.
5. Add the thin corn sauce, red chilli powder, soya sauce and mix well.Lower the flame.
6. Check for salt and add if required. Also add a little more water if the corn sauce thickens on cooking. Take care not to make it too watery.
7. Put in the potato fingers and mix well to coat. Simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring in between.
8. Remove from heat and serve garnished with coriander / chopped spring onion greens.
You can make it like gravy adding a little more water or cook it for a few more minutes to get a dry dish. Both the versions are delicious.
The other Chinese dishes in my blog can be found here.
Also take a look at the other Chinese Ingredients in the series titled Chinese ingredients Unraveled.
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Labels: Blogging Marathon, Potato, Touch of the Orient, Vegan varieties