Thursday, 8 November 2012

Batatyacha Kis (Fasting Dish)

This is a dish made during fasts usually on Sankashtis or Ekadashis . This simple dish is easy to make and tastes delicious. The Potatoes are to be used with skin after washing them thoroughly. Trick lies in cooking the potato grate. Wait till the grate sticks to the bottom of the kadhai and is light brown and then scrape it. Continue cooking like this till the potatoes are cooked. This brown and somewhat crunchy part make this dish yummy.


Ingredients :

1/2 Kg ....................Potatoes
3 to 4 .......................Green chillies
1 1/2 tsp.........................cumin seeds
1 cup ............................roasted and skinned groundnuts
2 tsp..............................sugar
4 to 5 tbsp.....................Ghee
Salt





Method :

After washing the potatoes thoroughly grate them without removing the skin.
Immediately put the grated potatoes in a vessel containing water.
This will prevent the potatoes from turning black.
Heat ghee in a kadhai and add cumin seeds and cut green chillies.
Squeeze the water out of grated potatoes firmly with your hands and add them in kadhai.
Add sugar salt and crushed groundnuts (roasted and skinned).
Cook by stirring occasionally without keeping a lid.
Let the potato grate stick  a bit to the bottom and become light brown.
Then scrape it and again stir . Keep on doing this till the potato is cooked.


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