Methods Of Cooking Potatoes : Oyunlar Cooking Games.
Methods Of Cooking Potatoes
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Cauliflower and potato curry
Fresh Cauliflower=====================1 medium size
Potato=========================2 medium size
Turmeric powder (haldi)===========1/4 tsp
Red Chilli powder (hot)============1 tsp
Curry powder (garam masala)======1 tsp
Garlic paste====================1 tsp
Ginger paste====================1 tsp
Cumin seeds (Jeera)=========1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds==============1/2 tsp
Onion=====================1 (medium size)
Corriander leaves (cilantro)=====few sprigs
Jaggery====================1 tsp (optional)
Vegetable oil================3 tbsp
All these ingredients are available at any Indian store (some supermarkets e.g. Tescos also stock ingredients for Indian cooking now)
1. Clean the cauliflower and cut into small florets. It's best to break the cauliflower by hand rather than cutting with a knife. Peel the potatoes and cut into small cubes.
2. Chop the onion finely. Chop the tomato
3. Heat 3 table spoons of vegetable oil (olive / sunflower etc.) in a thick bottomed vessel (not a wok) on high heat. Add the cumin and mustard seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds. Add the turmeric powder and stir. Add the garlic and ginger paste and fry for ~30 seconds.
4. Reduce the heat to medium and add the chopped onion and fry well until slightly browned (should take ~10 min) stir periodically to ensure the onions do not burn.
5. Add the tomatoes, red chili and curry powders and stir. Fry for 1 min.
6. Add the potatoes and 2 cups of water and the jaggery (1/2 tsp sugar can be used instead). Cook until the potatoes are half done (~10 minutes on the boil)
7. Add the cauliflower florets and salt to taste. Stir and cook until the cauliflower is done (but still a little bit crunchy) and the potatoes are soft.
8. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves.
9. Add a twist of lime juice to boost the 'interestingness' of the curry :-)
From "Forever Summer" by Nigella Lawson.
Here's how I did it. I figured on two medium-smallish potatoes each, but really, I could have eaten more they were that good. Ideally you use small new potatoes, but I admit to doing it with large russets. It is better with the small potatoes but no one will die or spit it out if you use russets.
Nigella has a method for cutting the potatoes. She puts her potatoes in a large spoon and slices down till the knife hits the spoon. I've tried doing that each time I've made these and I'm just going to stop. I don't think I have the right sized spoon because when I do that I don't cut deep enough. It's important to cut really deep without actually slicing through.
After you've cut your potatoes, but them on a baking try lined with foil. I used olive oil that's been put into an atomizer and I found that spraying them with oil is much easier than brushing them with it. If you want to use PAM, make sure you're using the pure olive oil kind because you will taste the flavor of the oil later.
Melt some butter. You can use a pastry brush for this, but I kept it in its Pyrex measuring cup and gently poured a small amount into the spot between each slice. It opens up as it bakes. When you first slice it it will stick together and look like a regular potato with slash marks. To get the butter in there you'll have to open up each slice. It's not hard work, it just takes some patience.
The reason you want to get the butter in there is because it will prevent the small slices from burning and turning black and also make them crisp and fabulous.
Bake them for about an hour, checking after 40 minutes, for doneness. You can tell how much they are cooked by their color. Temperature was about 475, I think. Enjoy!
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