February 15, 2013

Celery and Potato Podimas Curry

Podimas is a very well known dish in any typical Tamil Brahmin household.   I decided to try this out differently by adding celery to it.   The addition of celery gave a nice added flavor to the potaotes. 

3 medium potatoes
4 long stalks of celery trimmed
2 long green chillies
1/2 tsp mustard
3/4 tsp of urad dal and chana dal
ginger small piece
 few curry leaves
salt to taste
lemon juice to taste

Boil the potatoes, peel and coarsely crumble them.   Chop the celery into medium size pieces and steam cook them for 2-3 minutes.  Process this in a food processor.

Heat up the oil, add the mustard, dals, green chili, ginger and curry leaves and stir the celery first.  Add the potatoes and salt and keep stirring it on medium flame till it combines well with the celery.
Squeeze some lemon juice in the end and give a good mix.