Sunday, 12 August 2012

Farari Potatoes in Peanut Sauce

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

I only keep fast 3 times in whole year, On Mahashivratri, Janmasthmi and Ekadashi, which comes after Janmasthmi, Only because I have been told when I was very little girl that if I don't fast on this days in my next life I will take birth as Donkey :D So really I got scared and I started fasting, but now days I don't think so I am scared, but really I love Farari Food :-P

While we fast ,we consume milk, fruit , Nuts and vegetables ( usually underground tubors ). If you want to know more about  Hindu 's Fasting please see here. I have grown up by seeing my mum making so many farari dishes and when I came to UK I had this dish at my in laws. Straight away I asked for the recipe and since then I prepare this dish.

You will need:-
  • 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
  • handful of fresh chopped coriander

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

Try this tasty and tempting dish on coming ekadashi Somvar which is tomorrow.
Linking this dish to my own event Super Foods Super Power. I have used tomatoes in this recipe.


  1. Delicious and flavorful.. Very inviting.

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

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

  4. Lip smashing recipe..Looks delicious.

  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!

    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.
      Hope this is helps ! Let me know

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


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