Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tindora-Potato fry with Collard greens-radish kootu

Tindora-Potato fry (Kovakkai-aloo fry)


Tindora - 5-10(quarterd lengthwise)
Potato - 3 medium sized (chopped lengthwise)
Redchilli powder - 1 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1/2tsp
curry leaves - as needed
Oil - as needed
Salt - as needed


In oil , fry mustard seeds, urad dal and then curry leaves.Now add tindora and fry for sometime.Then add potato, turmeric powder and salt.Finally when almost cooked add red chilli powder and fry some more min.s.Serve with rice.

Collard greens-radish kottu

Only a month ago i started cooking with collard greens, but fell in love with it.(thanks to Priya for Sugar and Spice).For this kootu, i used some leftover collard and radish.


Toor dal - 1 cup (cooked)
Collard greens - 1cup(chopped)
Radish - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1/2tsp
Perungayam - a pinch
Turmeric powder -1/2tsp
Curry leaves - as needed

For grinding

Coconut- 1/4cup
Jeera - 1/4tsp
Garlic - 1 pod
Shallot - 1
Red chillies - 5-6


Grind the coconut with other ingredients listed under "For grinding" into a fine paste.In a pan heat oil and fry mustard seeds,urad dal and curry leaves.Add Collard greens and fry well.In the mean time, cook radish in microwave for abt 5-6 min.s.After the greens are well cooked add the grinded coconut paste and fry till the raw smell goes.Now add radish and toor dal.Add turmeric powder and perungayam and boil for abt 5-6 mintues.Serve hot with rice.


FH said...

Two yummy recipes in one! That plate of rice and dal looks so good right now.I am starving, just came home with daughter and I was checking my mail.Got to cook now.

Kootu and fry both look mouthwatering!

Anonymous said...

I have never tried tindora with potato. Even the kootu has an interesting combination of veggies. I will post my version of tindora curry soon.