Potatoes are a delight! 😀 Aren’t they?? Probably that one vegetable you can play with in ample ways and never be disappointed. Thank you Potatoes for making life a little simpler ;)!! We take respite in you whenever there is nothing else to cook around and you always amaze us with your simplicity and flavorsome attitude. Lol! I’m talking like potatoes are listening, i wish they did! However potatoes don’t essentially have a taste of their own but the very quality of adapting into any flavour that you infuse in, is what marvels me.
Today mom and i were just wondering what to cook for lunch and somehow we ended up with having potatoes and eventually wanting to make something out of it. It just clicked me to think about all the other herbs and leafy veggies we had and i decided i’m going to put them to good use.
So we have here Mixed herbs and Potatoes together.
4-5 medium sized potatoes
handful of Spinach Leaves
few dill leaves
few sprigs of mint
10-15 curry leaves
handful of cilantro
1 tsp Dried Fenugreek leaves (Kasoori Methi)
2-3 tbsp oil
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp mustard seeds (Rayi)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/3 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp red chilli powder (adjust as per taste)
1-2 tsp dry coriander powder (Dhaniya powder)
1 tsp gram flour ( Besan)
1/2 tsp dry mango powder (Amchur)
1 tbsp lime juice
Salt to taste
Peel and cut the potatoes into small cubes, wash and strain them. Wash and chop all the herbs and leafy vegetables together.
Take a wok, heat the oil, add asafeotida, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them splutter. Also add turmeric powder.
Now put all the potatoes in there and cover and cook for 5-8 minutes till they become soft and are properly cooked.
Add all the cut herbs and give it a stir.
Add all the other spices and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Lastly add lime juice and garnish with more cilantro.
Note ; I used dried fenugreek leaves, however if you have the fresh ones, dont hestitate to use them.
Also you may add parsley, thyme, basil or any such other herb, it would taste equally good.