Nambikkai Illam Potato Curry

Serves 1.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Put 3 tsp oil into a saucepan and heat.
  2. When hot, add the onion, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, curry powder, tomatoes, potatoes, and salt.
  3. Fry for 1 min.
  4. Add a tumblerful of water as well as the coriander powder and turmeric.
  5. Bring to the boil and leave until the potatoes are soft (~10 mins). This would be a good time to fry up some chapatis.
  6. Add the coconut, cumin seeds, a few chopped curry and coriander leaves.
  7. Leave for 2 mins to boil; add water if necessary.
  8. Serve with chapatis.

Sumati’s Chapatis

Makes 4.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Mix the flour, water, and salt to a dough.
  2. Add 1 tsp sunflower oil and knead for 2-3 mins.
  3. Separate dough into balls the size of golf balls.
  4. Rolls the balls in flour and roll out with a rolling pin. Make them quite thin.
  5. Heat up the frying pan dry - no oil!
  6. Throw a chapati in the pan and brush oil on the top.
  7. Turn over repeatedly. Press down with a spatula when it puffs up.
  8. Remove from pan when brown patches form.