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Friday, November 23, 2007

I know potato curry everybody knows how to make....but this is microwave version!!
You need:
  • Potatoes                     --  3 nos.
  • Onion                         --   1 big sized
  • curry/red chillie powder  - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder    -  1/2 tsp
  • Ajwain/omam/basil seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric                      -  1/4 tsp
  • Salt                            -  as needed
  • Oil                              -   2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves- 1 tblsp
MEC Aloo
Method:
  • Wash and prick the potatoes in 3,4 places and cook in microwave high for 3 minutes..
  • I used the stand shown below in picture,which is specific for cooking potatoes in Microwave oven.
  • To ensure even cooking,try to change the position of the potatoes..in between cooking...say after 2 minutes,change the position and again cook for a minute.
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  • Let it cool for 2 minutes,2 minutes standing time is a must..
  • Peel off the skin and cut into bite sized pieces.
MEC aloo3
  • In a microwave safe cooking bowl/vessel,add the oil and ajwain/omam ,mix well and keep in microwave high for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped onions,mix well and again cook for 3 minutes in high.
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  • Add the spice powders,chopped coriander and salt and mix well and again cook in high for 2 minutes.
Aloo 6
  • Add the cooked potato to it and mix well by sprinkling a very little water,to coat the potato with the spice powder and salt.
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          Cook in high for 4 minutes.In the middle of cooking stir and continue again.
          Well thats all !! your potato curry is ready to serve as an accompaniment for rice!!
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          This I am sending to Srivalli of cooking4allseasons, for MEC:Side dish event....:-)

        And thanks to her for organizing such an useful event...so that we can make use of microwave oven in our day to day life for cooking!!!

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        27 comments:

        1. Great entry for the event. Never tried it in the microwave though. Looks very delicious.

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        2. looks lovely. I have never used the mw more than to heat something with it

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        3. lovely recipe and pic raks. potato curry is surely making me hungry now:)

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        4. Looks lovely..thanks for the entry.

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        5. Thankyou all for your appreciation

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        6. Hi Rak,
          Thanks for the step by step procedure. I use MV only for reheating.

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        7. yum! looks great raks..and i love ajwain in tatoes...

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        8. Wow you made that in the MW. Looks delicious

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        9. Nice entry.. I have never tried MW cooking for Sabjis!!

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        10. That does look very tempting indeed.

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        11. This is like the third time for the night I am seeing curried potatoes. Now I am going to have to make some this weekend :)

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        12. Very nice recipe! I loved that microwave potato stand too.

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        13. Hey, i too posted a chatpata aloo recipe for srivalli's event.lot of potatoes for the event..your curry looks great, especially the new stand to cook potatoes in microwave,its new to me ---

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        14. Hi RK..potato side dish in MW is truly wonderful! New to me too..the mv stand for potatoes too is very new! Lovely expln+pics!!Steps are too good! tks for posting! Wd try someday..(chk mw idli post in my blog)

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        15. Looks wonderful Rakhs,great with dosa and chapathi..

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        16. Nice idea to add omam! The curry is looking sooo delicious Rajeshwari! :) Who would'nt like a spicy potato curry!?

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        17. Menutoday,
          I too was like you at the begining,but my mother in law is my inspiration..she makes even upmas in microwave oven...I too then gradually started using microwave for steaming,making coffee...cooking potatoes..
          we must also thank srivalli for encouraging us through her event!!

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        18. rajitha,
          Yes indeed...I too like that combi:)
          Happy cook,
          Yes!!I did it ...yay!!
          seema,sunita,cynthiya,
          Try it out your self once...:)

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        19. meera,easycrafts,poornima,
          glad that u all like this stand for cooking potatoes...Its very useful and handy for me now a days ..,as some times theres a chance of bursting of potatoes in the regular way if we dont prick it properly..so this one no problem at all!!!

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        20. Seena,
          ya it sure is great with dosa,chappatis and rice too!!
          latha mam,
          Thanks for your complimennts!!
          Thanx eskay,

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        21. Hi RK, just read your comment..wow abt the mw idli stand!You and mil seem to know a lot many mw gadgets! I heard for the first time abt it..would be more regular visitor here ...lot of steps and information being given by you! thanks yet again!

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        22. wow this looks yummy..ll try it soon!!

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        23. Looks delicious Raks, and its done in the microwave, the better! :) Hubby and I love potatoes so this one's on my list no doubt..

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        24. purnima,seena and namratha thanx for the compliments...

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        25. hey Rak i loved this dish.. it looks delicious

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        26. Thats cool yaa...potato stand for MW never seen them before, prefect curry..

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