Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Potatoes in Peanut Gravy

In this dish, Potatoes in Peanut Gravy, potatoes are cooked in a smooth peanut and tomato sauce. The curry isn't particularly spicy but is flavoured with fresh green chillies and ginger. In our house, during fasting, this recipe is a must for lunch. It is so simple to make and doesn't require many ingredients.


Potatoes in Peanut Gravy, potatoes are cooked in a smooth peanut and tomato sauce. The curry isn't particularly spicy but is flavoured with fresh green chillies and ginger. In our house, during fasting, this recipe is a must for lunch. It is so simple to make and doesn't require many ingredients.



I have grown up by seeing my mum making so many farari dishes and when I came to the UK I had this dish at my in-laws. Straight away I asked for the recipe and since then I prepare this dish for my family. The recipe works well as a fasting recipe because the potatoes contain a lot of carbs to keep you going through a fast but also the peanuts provide a lot of protein. We usually pair it with natural plain yoghurt as well.

Potatoes in Peanut Gravy, potatoes are cooked in a smooth peanut and tomato sauce. The curry isn't particularly spicy but is flavoured with fresh green chillies and ginger. In our house, during fasting, this recipe is a must for lunch. It is so simple to make and doesn't require many ingredients.


Other farari/farali recipes you could pair this dish with are: Farali Thepla, and finish with this sweet Farali Kheer.


INGREDIENTS FOR POTATOES IN PEANUT GRAVY


Potatoes try to use floury such as Maris Piper or King Edward, they mash and creates a thickens the sauce.
Peanuts pink or red with the skin
Spices- Red Chilli powder, ground cumin and coriander and garam masala without onion and garlic.
Curry leaves enhance the flavours of the dish. Usually, fresh curry leaves are available in any Indian grocery store but if you can't find you can use dried ones or simply avaoid using it.
Green Chillies and ginger lend fresh spiciness to this dish.
Fresh coriander for topping


HOW TO MAKE POTATOES IN PEANUT GRAVY


Potatoes form the main bulk of this dish. Peanuts are ground to form a powder in a food processor and then added to the gravy during the cooking process. The finer the powder, the richer the gravy becomes.

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POTATOES IN PEANUT GRAVY





potatoes, peanuts, farali food, vrat ka khana, potato sabji, Gujarati food, upwas food
Curry, Sabji
Indian
Yield: 4 servings

Potatoes in Peanut Gravy

Potatoes in peanut gravy is a typical Gujarati dish that is perfect while fasting, easy and delicious!
prep time: 5 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 15 mins

ingredients

  • 500 g potatoes, peeled, cubed and washed
  • 150 g raw peanuts
  • 150 g tomato puree or fresh finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger and green chillies crushed
  • 10-12 fresh curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp sunflower or peanut oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2-3 tsp ground cumin and coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala (without onion or garlic)
  • Handful of fresh chopped coriander

instructions

  1. In a pressure cooker - heat oil, add cumin seeds. 
  2. When they splutter, add curry leaves and chillies and ginger.
  3. Fry about 20-30 seconds, then add tomato puree with all the powdered spices.
  4. Cook the masala with tomato puree until you can see oil leaving the masala. Now add salt and potatoes. Mix very well.
  5. Add enough water to cook the potatoes.
  6. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and switch of the heat when you hear the first whistle.
  7. While pressure cooker is cooling off, grind the peanuts into a smooth powder.
  8. Place peanut powder in  M/W proof bowl, add 1/2 cup water mix well.
  9. Cook peanuts in M/W about 5-6 minutes on HIGH.
  10. Add cooked peanuts to the potatoes. Mix gently and cook the sabji for another 2-3 minutes.
  11. If peanut sauce gets too thick add 1/4 cup water.
  12. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with plain yoghurt.

NOTES:

This recipe can be prepared in a normal pan too, but cooking time will increase.
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    Note:- This post was originally posted in August 2012 but I have updated the post since with newer photos and content.













          9 comments:

          1. Delicious and flavorful.. Very inviting.

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          2. nice recipe...rush your entries for Fast food Event - Noodles

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          3. this is for me :-))))))))
            looks so yummmmmmmy,
            and potatoes my favorite, going to try soon....

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          4. Lip smashing recipe..Looks delicious.

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          5. I love you recipe and want to try it myself. Could you please tell me:
            1. How much water do I need to add to the Pressure Cooker to cook the potatoes?
            2. If I don't use Microwave, how long do I have to keep the Peanut Sauce on the flame? Do I need to add more water?
            3. After I add the peanut sauce to the potatoes, do I cook with the lid off or under pressure?
            Thank you very much!

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            1. Dear cloudpearl
              Glad you liked my recipe ad want to try it out.
              1. Add little water..about 1 cup if you've 500 g potatoes.
              2. If you don't use M/W cook peanut sauce before adding into potatoes about 10-12 miutes.
              3.No
              Hope this is helps ! Let me know

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          6. ohh that looks delish. I love the peanut gravy...seriously drooling over your clicks.

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          7. A follower of your blog, tried the curry today and it was superb. You are so talented and thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes.

            All the best.

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