This is a very simple Bhaji/dry curry cooked in almost all Maharashtrian homes. It is a favorite of kids and adults alike :) I add chopped garlic to this bhaji, but if it is for Neivedya (offering to god), I omit it.
The ingredients needed are:
Potatoes - 3-4 medium, Cilantro - chopped (for garnish), Garlic - chopped (optional) For tempering: 1 tbsp Oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin (optional), 1/2 tsp asofoetida, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 2 green chillies chopped/ 1 tsp red chilli powder, Curry leaves 3-4 (if you have them - it is ok even if you don't add), 1 tsp sugar, salt to taste.
Method: Boil and chop potatoes into cubes. Take oil in a pan and when hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asofoetida, curry leaves, green chillies/red chilli powder. Add the cut potatoes and stir till tempering coats the potatoes. Cover for 2-3 mins. Add sugar and salt to taste and stir. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins. Add cilantro. Serve hot with Poli (chapatti/roti) or Varan-Bhat (Tuvar dal and rice)!!
Till my next post, take care!!