18 February 2015


My paati (grandmom) used to make this spicy curry with potato and raw banana. I vaguely remember em.. Recently when she had called me we had a long discussion about food tat she prepares then i asked her about this one and she did share with me this simple curry powder recipe. This curry powder definitely lifts the flavor of the curry. 

She also said that she makes them with brinjal but i never eat them so she separately makes with potato for me. But she sd it tastes great with brinjal. Then i chose to make with potato n brinjal (m not a fan) but i wanted to try if her words are true.. Yaa it tasted great more than potatoes brinjals were yummy!!

What you need:
For the curry powder:
2 tbsp - Channa dal
1 tbsp - Urad al
10 nos - Dry Red chilli
1 tbsp - Raw rice
3 sprig - Curry leaves
 Heat a pan dry roast all of the above until rice turns crispy, cool and grind into a fine powder.

For the veggies:
3 nos - Purple Brinjal, thinly sliced
1 no - Potato, thinly sliced
1 no - Onion, chopped
1 sprig - Curry leaves
3 tbsp - Curry powder
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tbsp - Olive oil / Vegetable oil
1/4 tsp - Mustard seeds
Salt as reqd
Asafoetida / hing - gen pinch

How to make:
Heat oil in pan add mustard once it splutters, add curry leaves, onion and saute well.

Add potato, turmeric powder and cook in medium heat until potatoes are half done.

Now add brinjal, salt cover and cook in medium heat. Let it cook for about 5 mins or until the veggies are nicely roasted.

Add curry powder coat well and switch offf the heat. Makes a perfect side dish for sambar / rasam rice!


  1. This is made regularly with brinjals,carrot,plantain or occasionally potato but a bit of coriander seeds are added to the ingredients.
    Try it out next time,

  2. the powder is so flavorful...

  3. my amma adds that raw rice . sema taste, :) my eye caught on your suta applam too