I clicked a bunch of pictures of the every day food when Mom was visiting. I had to remember to do so on most days. as the food would always get ready around meal time and served hot. Imagine trying to hold myself and sometimes others from eating, to take one picture.:) Now, to edit them and also cook up a few other things in between to give you all a break from all the Indian food :).
I think I should call up Mom and talk to her about what she is cooking up today to get pumped up about creating something in the kitchen. Sigh, I am missing everyone terribly and feeling uninpired. Mom now has Surface and Iphone, and uses Skype to call whenever she feels like it, which is sometimes every day. She is the cutest.
This Potato Pea stir fry is absolutely delicious and more so if you like cilantro. There is fresh cilantro crisped up in the oil, dry coriander seed powder and topped with more fresh cilantro. It can work as a side with an Indian meal with Dal, Roti and salad, eaten as is, or top a bowl of quinoa, or use as stuffing for sandwiches, wraps or samosas with it:)
How do you like your potatoes?
More Potato dishes, wet and dry veggie sides here.
With the bigger house comes the problems with insects. Which was almost non existent when living in a building.:) I am trying to keep the small ants and spiders out without using chemicals or killing them. For the ants, I tried wiping up the floors with a vinegar solution, but they were still strutting their stuff after a few minutes. So I located the entry point under one base board and sprinkled loads of chili powder and cinnamon around it. They seem to be iffy coming out of there now, so lets see. I just hope they dont find another way in. I still dont know what to do about the spiders. Not many spideys, but they scare the crap out of me.
The other day, a spidey caused our smoke alarm to go off at 3 am in the night.
Anyone has suggestions for this newbie, send them my way.
Dhania Waale Aloo Mattar- Potatoes and Peas stir fry with crisp Cilantro.
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, yeast, nut, gluten, grain.
3 potatoes, cubed
3/4 cup peas
1/2 packed cup chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon coriander powder ( sukha dhania powder)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
In a large pan, add oil and heat on medium heat.
Add cilantro and mix and cook for 2 minutes until lightly crisp on the edges.
Add potatoes and cook for 6-7 minutes, uncovered. Stir once in between.
Add coriander powder, turmeric, chili powder, garlic powder and mix well.
Cook for another minute.
Add peas and salt, mix cover and cook on low heat, until potatoes are done. 8-10 minutes.
Taste and adjust salt and spice. Mix well.
Serve hot topped with cilantro.
Serve as a side with Dal, top a bowl of quinoa (add Mint chutney), or use as stuffing for sandwiches, wraps or samosas.
This easy side is being shared at Rickis wellness weekend.