Simple potato fry

Potato fry


Red potatoes 10

1 and 1/2 onion chopped

4 green chillies slit lengthwise

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp jeera

1 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp turmeric

1 and 1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp coriander powder

Salt to taste

1 tsp coconut powder

10 tsp oil


  • Cube the potatoes and keep them in cold water so that they will not become brown.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Add jeera and mustard seeds.
  • After they splutter, add onion and chillies.
  • Fry for 2 mts and add garlic.
  • Fry for few seconds and add turmeric.
  • Add the potatoes and salt.
  • Mix everything once and keep the lid.
  • Cook the potatoes until they become little bit tender,
  • Add chilli powder, coriander powder and coconut powder.
  • Cook for another 10mts and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Perfect side dish.

How to make ghee

1. Ghee is as easy to make as it sounds.

2. This is how I usually make ghee here: I would buy one pound (four sticks) of unsalted butter.

3. Take a heavy bottomed vessel.

4. Place the butter sticks in it, and on medium heat melt them.

5. When the butter starts to melt, there will be lot of bubbling.

6.  Reduce the flame to low; in a few minutes this action will subside.

7. Next the butter will begin to develop foam at the top.

8. Simmer on low heat, uncovered and undisturbed, for 20-30 minutes, until milk-solids on the bottom of the vessel turn from white to beige-brown, and butter on top becomes transparent like clear water.

9. This is the signal to turn off the heat.

10. Strain, discarding the milk solids at the bottom of the vessel, using a coffee filter.

It is very important for small kids to have ghee. It improves memory power.

Have a look at my ghee:


This is my entry to Sunshinemom’s FIC yellow

dals, Spinach

Spinach dal

Spinch dal


1 cup toor dal

9 oz spinach chopped

1 small onion chopped

2 medium tomatoes chopped

7 green chillies slit length wise

2 cloves of garlic crushed

2 red chillies broken

1/4 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp jeera

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

6 tsp oil

Salt to taste


  • Pressure cook the dal with spinach and tomato upto one whistle and keep it aside until the pressure is gone.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Add jeera, mustard seeds and red chillies.
  • After they splutter, add onions and green chillies.
  • Fry until onion becomes translucent and add garlic.
  • Fry for few seconds and add turmeric.
  • Add the tampering and salt to the dal.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • If the dal is too thick, add 1/3 cup water.
  • Enjoy with hot rice in this cold weather.