Peanut potatoes or potatoes for fasting days.
Shravan is considered an auspicious month for the Hindus. Many people observe fast on every Monday during this month. Fast to learn self-control and detoxify the body. So fasting is not to torture ourselves. A proper diet is important to keep ourselves healthy and energetic.
Generally people eat potatoes, sabudana/sago or tapioca, buckwheat flour or kuttu atta, water chestnut flour or singhara atta, barnyard millet or vrat ka chawal/sama rice, fried food, sweets etc.
I have shared some more fasting recipes here.
I am sharing a simple potato recipe today. Simple and easy yet lip-smacking taste.
Boiled potatoes – 8-10 small
Roasted or fried peanut – 1/4 cup
Clarified butter or ghee – 2 tablespoon
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Rai or black mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 10-15
Asafetida or hing – a pinch
Grated ginger – 1-2 teaspoon
Chopped green chilli – 2-3 chopped
Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon or to taste
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Rock salt or sendha namak to taste
Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
Chopped cilantro 2 tablespoon, optional
Peel the boiled potatoes. Make half. If potatoes are too small use whole.
Heat ghee or clarified butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
Add curry leaves, asafoetida, chopped green chilli and grated ginger. You can add 1-2 dry red chilli with these.
Fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the potatoes, rock salt, cumin powder, black pepper powder. Fry till the potatoes becomes light brown.
Add fried or roasted peanut. If you like also add some fried cashew nuts.
You can use crushed peanut too.
Mix well. Saute for 1-2 minutes more.
Add lemon juice and mix well.
Remove from heat. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add more rock salt and lemon juice if require.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and lemon wedges. If you have fresh grated coconut spread over it.
You can use fried cashew nuts instead of peanuts, or use both. Add a fistful grated fresh coconut to make it more yummy.
You can use oil instead of ghee or clarified butter.
If you are not making it for fasting then add 1-2 teaspoon chaat masala too.
In place of lemon juice you can use dry mango powder or amchur or anardana powder/dry pomegranate powder.
If you want it hot add 1 teaspoon red chilli powder in it.
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