Summer life and cooking doesn’t seem to be a good pair. Since the day official summer has begun, my cooking seems to be not in groove. It’s hard to spend hours inside the kitchen, in front of burning stove in order to structure the meals. So it’s wise on my part to shorten the kitchen time to the extent possible without compromising on variety and number in food-menu. Hence my food-intelligence instructs me to choose simple, quick recipes that aren’t too much time consuming but taste deliciously delicious. Like this chapati side dish potato semi gravy that I prepared today for breakfast. It was an absolute feel-good thing which relaxed and comforted me from staying inside the kitchen for long.
And it’s potato, my favorite veggie. Actually potato falls in the category of defaulter veggie. Meaning, when there seems to be no veggie to cook, then cook some potato is the option. But I don’t consider it as defaulter. In fact in most of my curries I put in potato for the extra deliciousness. My little son is so fond of potatoes that every day he wants his tiffin (either dosa or chapati) to be wrapped with cooked potato stuffing. That defines my family => a true potato lover.
Potato semi gravy is thick, mild and pretty easy to make. It doesn’t have over powering spice mix and only cinnamon, cloves and red chillies do the magic. The crunchy potato cubes dunked in spicy paste infuse the flavors and taste amazing. Overcooking the potatoes till soft isn’t my way of gravy preparation. I love to feel the crunch in every bite with chapati which is just awesome feeling. I even liked the leftover gravy as a side to pair with rice-rasam.
If you are a potato lover, try it on any lazy day. You would be rewarded by yummy taste.