Thursday, July 12, 2007

Stuffed baby Potatoes

I read plenty of food blogs for inspiration. I sneak into them just to look at the pictures. I don't put any pictures on this blog because, well, it's just too time consuming for me. I do appreciate everyone else who do it.

Lately i find myself peeking into this blog more often. I never knew Gujarati cuisine could be so interesting and different. I got inspired by her stuffed vegetables and did this today for lunch.

I made the Berbere spice mix over the weekend for the Ethiopian Chicken dish I made. I have been using that a lot. If you think it's time consuming you can just do it with some paprika and garam masala too.

You can use regular white baby potatoes but I had a bag of colored ( red, white and purple) potatoes that I picked up from Trader Joe's over the weekend, so I used that.

Baby potatoes - 8
Besan ( bengal gram dal) - 3 Tbsp.
Peanut powder - 1 Tbsp.
Berbere Powder - 1 tsp.
Garlic Powder - 1tsp.
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Salt - per taste
Oil - as needed
Water - 1.5 cups
Turmeric - pinch


Mix besan, peanut powder, berbere, garlic pwder, turmeric, salt in a bowl.

Wash and pat dry the potatoes and make slits. Make sure you don't cut the potato all the way through. Stuff the potatoes with the mix.

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin and mustard seeds. Add the potatoes with slit side up and lower the flame to minimum.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add water to the leftover spice mix and pour it into the pan. stir for few seconds and cook the potatoes on low for 15 minutes. Turn the stove off once the potatoes are cooked all the way through.

1 comment:

Kajal said...

Hi Syinti,

First time visit your blog. Nice blog with different type of recipe. I also made this curry in same way but not use peanut powder next time I add peanut powder. Thanks for sharing.:)