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Plain Potato Curry for Jihva~Potato

Vijay went through a severe case of flu-like illness last week. It started suddenly with fever and within a day it got worse with 104 °F temperature. We had to go to emergency and after several tests the doctors diagnosis was Acute Viral Syndrome. With prescription Tylenol, fever is under control now and he is recovering slowly. Poor guy, he dropped nearly eight pounds in a week. That bad. Compared to him, I had a very mild case of flu. Mainly I lost appetite. Sonti Kashayam, tomato rasam, plain toordal rasam, orange juice and capsules in-between - that’s all we could manage these past few days.

We are feeling better today and I couldn’t resist participating in Jihva~Potato event hosted from Pune, India by lovely Vaishali Kamath of Happy Burp. I prepared potato curry for lunch. Just plain, light oil and no onion, the variety we usually have on festival days. Nice, simple side dish and good to recover the appetite.

Red Potato ~ Raw, Cooked and Cubed


Boil or pressure-cook 4 medium sized potatoes to tender. Peel and remove the skin. Cut the potatoes to cubes.

In a wide skillet, heat a teaspoon of oil. Add and toast a half teaspoon each - cumin, mustard seeds, dried red chilli pieces and curry leaves. Add the potato cubes. Sprinkle turmeric, red chilli flakes and salt to taste. If you want you can also add fresh grated coconut and garam masala powder to taste. Mix and cook on medium heat for about 5 to 10 minutes until potato pieces brown a bit. Serve hot with a cup of rice and dal or rasam.

Plain Potato Curry and Microwave Oven Baked Potato Chips with Plain Toordal Rasam and Rice
Plain Potato Curry and Microwave Oven Baked Potato Chips with Plain Toor dal Rasam and Rice
Our Meal Today and My Entry to Jihva~Potato Event by Vaishali of Happy Burp

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Potato, Amma & Authentic Andhra, Jihva For Ingredients (Thursday March 1, 2007 at 2:04 pm- permalink)

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29 comments for Plain Potato Curry for Jihva~Potato »

  1. Hi Indira..
    Hurray first to comment and for the first time.
    Hope you both recover soon and get back in great health Indira..nice blog there and a good recipe for recovering from the bland tablets taste..Looking forward for more good recipes..Being an andhrite myself I adore all your tasty recipes..remembering my mom whenever I see your blog..keep up the good work.

    Comment by Hema — March 1, 2007 @ 2:29 pm

  2. Simple and homely meal Indira. Reminds me of my mom’s bangaladumpa kura. Thanks for sharing. Glad to know that Vijay is doing well now.

    Comment by Pavani — March 1, 2007 @ 2:57 pm

  3. true, delicious comfort food.

    sorry to hear about the illnesses in your family, indira. wish you and vijay a quick recovery.

    - bee

    Comment by bee — March 1, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

  4. Hi Indira,

    Glad to know that you and Vijay are feeling better now. Take plenty of fluids - it generally helps.
    Great recipe with the potatoes. Simple, yet so delicious.

    Comment by Sangeeta — March 1, 2007 @ 3:41 pm

  5. I was wondering what was up with you!

    Rasam sounds very good for viral fevers! You get the benefit of fluids and the added punch of some flavor! Glad you guys are feeling better!

    Comment by Manisha — March 1, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

  6. Its truly an amazing comfort food.

    Comment by Mythreyee — March 1, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

  7. Glad to know that you are feeling better. I had the same acute viral syndrome the whole of last week and I am feeling a lot better today. I know how terrible it is. Take care.

    Comment by Mythreyee — March 1, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

  8. Looks so good :-)
    Also, how did you make the Potato Chips? Baked?

    Comment by Shilpa — March 1, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

  9. Good to see u back in action Indira! Your potatoes look delicous! and the microwave potato chips sound yummy!

    Comment by Latha — March 1, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

  10. Hmm. Comfort food. Sounds simple and delicious. I hope Vijay and you feel better soon. Congrats on winning the best blog award. You deserved it!!

    Comment by Shashi — March 1, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

  11. That’s a lovely meal, Indira… glad to hear you’re both on the mend now :)

    Comment by Linda — March 1, 2007 @ 6:19 pm

  12. Glad you are back and hope Vijay is okay too!
    Flu Flu go away
    Come back another day!

    Comment by InjiPennu — March 1, 2007 @ 8:13 pm

  13. Hi Indira
    Sounds like everyone I know has had the flu or in the midst of it in Seattle.

    Hope you and Vijay recover quickly. I refreshed your site like 4 times today as it was March 1st! :)

    We are also recouping from illness and we know all about ER visits. Its not fun. Stay warm and healthy!
    Archana, mom to Anishka & Nishan

    Comment by archana — March 1, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

  14. Thats the spirit Indira Kudos! Hope both of you feel better.

    Comment by Anjali — March 1, 2007 @ 11:00 pm

  15. A real comfort food! Hope you and vijay are in good health now. Wish you a speedy recovery.


    Comment by sowjanya — March 2, 2007 @ 12:57 am

  16. A comforting spread with rasam and simple vepudu. My kind of food during those flu days.

    Comment by sailaja — March 2, 2007 @ 1:00 am

  17. Hey Indira,
    You sent an entry despite the illnesses. THANK YOU! :-)

    Comment by Vaishali — March 2, 2007 @ 5:48 am

  18. Hi Indira
    The potato sabzi looks really good, haven’t used curry leaves or mustard seeds for tempering aloo sabzi, so should try this
    The oven baked chips are great

    Comment by sandeepa — March 2, 2007 @ 6:29 am

  19. Hi Indira,
    I just got well from a fever and still having cold too. Somehow didn’t get the courage to go to Emergency, since I don’t like them. Hope you both feel better soon.

    Yes, comfort food does make a lot of difference. what will be better as a comfort food than a simple daal/rasam and potato sidedish :) .

    Comment by shilpa — March 2, 2007 @ 6:37 am

  20. Indira - Sorry to hear about your and Vijay’s actue flu symptoms. Wishing you both speedy recovery. The baked chips look delicious.

    Comment by mandira — March 2, 2007 @ 6:45 am

  21. I always wonder when I read your recipes.
    Is it possible to fry 4 potatos and the spices in ONE TEASPOON of oil without burning everything?
    Even in a non-stick pan it is impossible to do.

    Comment by Archana G — March 2, 2007 @ 10:38 am

  22. Hi Indira,really bad that Vijay had such a severe case of flu!and also glad that he is recovering now.I appreciate our enthusiasm that you have taken the time to participate in JFI.The oven baked chips look delicious as does the curry.Hope you both get well and back to normal soon!

    Comment by Vini K — March 2, 2007 @ 12:18 pm

  23. We are doing much better now and Vijay is also on the mend. Thanks for the well wishes.

    Archana, I know. My whole apartment building is sneezing, coughing and aching.:)
    It pains to me read that your two little darlings are going through these things also. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    HI Shilpa: You too, looks like flu is everywhere. Glad to hear that you are doing OK now.

    Vaishali, thanks for hosting the Jihva. Flu or no flu, I wanted to participate in potato Jihva. Potato is afterall one of my favorite veggie.:)

    Hi Archana G: Nothing is impossible. It’s quite easy actually. You just have to make a habit of it. That’s all.

    Comment by Indira — March 2, 2007 @ 2:05 pm

  24. Hi Indira,

    So sorry to hear you and Vijay are/were sick and glad to hear you are feeling better now. Hope you recover completely soon!

    Comment by Aparna T — March 2, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

  25. Sorry to hear abt the flu. Wishing u both speedy recovery.
    Simple, yet tasty entry.
    Good day!

    Comment by Bhargavi — March 3, 2007 @ 1:05 am

  26. Hi Aparna T and Bhargavi: We are doing much better now. Thanks for the wishes.

    Comment by Indira — March 3, 2007 @ 5:27 pm

  27. Hi Indira,
    I am seeing ur site for few days…I have also created a blog 2 months back. What should i do to get taged with ur site.

    Comment by Sukanya — March 13, 2007 @ 8:55 am

  28. Hi very simple recipe. And need not say about your pictures. They are awesome. Wish i am that good like u. But i am learning too. Heres my potato recipe

    Comment by curryinkadai — September 29, 2007 @ 5:08 am

  29. I am just wondering where Is Vaishali Kamat of “Happy Burp Blog”?. I have followed her food recipes several occasion. There is no updates or any kind of her know about, so I am just worried about her. Do any one knows about her?

    Sorry I am not bothering here anyone but I have seen her active on various food blog and one of you might know about her.


    Comment by Parul — November 11, 2009 @ 10:05 am

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