Wednesday, December 13, 2006
This is my entry for VKN's "Feed a Hungry Child" campaign . For
You Can Cook- authentic traditional home cooking recipes .
Stuffed Potato is one of the very regular dish we make at our home. The main difference between other stuffed dishes and this one is the stuffing material we use for this. Very rarely I use cooker to make main course dishes. This is one of that. Onions are also used the same way here as potato is being used. This dish is widely known as "Bharel batata - kanda " in Gujarati . :) . Lightly spiced and full of gravy ....
3-4 Small sized potato (baby potato)
1-2 Small sized onion
¼ cup of peanuts
2 tsp oil .
For stuffing :
A handful of beaten rice (Poha)
1 tsp Gram Flour (besan)
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red chili Powder
2 tsp Coriander –cumin Powder ( Dhaniya –Jeera Powder )
Salt to taste ,
Jaggery (if you like sweet taste or can omit this)
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Peel potato and onion. Wash it and cut into four slits , don’t cut thoroughly.
Take beaten rice in a plate , mix in all the ingredients for stuffing , mix it well.
Fill it inside the slits of potato and onion.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add asafetida once the oil is hot.
Take into consideration that oil should be enough to cover the whole base of vessel , otherwise while cooking it , vegetables will get burn.
Place the stuffed potatoes and onions into the pressure cooker pan along with peanuts.
Keep excess stuffing on the side , and add 1 cup of water. Add the remaining stuffing material on the layer of water.
Do not stir it , let the stuffing material make the layer on vegetable.
cook the vegetables for 2 whistles. Or until the water make thick gravy by mixing with the remaining stuffing material and vegetables are well cooked.
When cooker turns cool , open the lid and serve with equal amount of potato and gravy in dish.
Serve hot with phuklas. In summer days tastes best when accompanied with Butter milk. while In this season serve it hot and enjoy with roti , naan or rice. what ever you serve dont forget to add your love to it, coz that iswhat make it real tasteful... : ) !