Potato Thoran

Potato thoran

Potato thoran recipe

Ingredients (Serves 4 – 5)

1. Potato – 2 large or 4 – 6 small

2. Oil – 1.5 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

     Dried red chilies- 2, broken

     Curry leaves – A few

4. Grated coconut – 1 – 1 1/4 cup

    Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Curry leaves – A few

    Garlic – 2 – 3 small cloves

    Green chilies  –  2 –  3

    Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp (optional)

5. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Cut the potatoes into thin strips, as shown in the pictures below. Put them in a vessel filled with water, to prevent discoloration (Drain water before you start cooking).

2. Crush the garlic and green chilies in a mortar and pestle. Combine grated coconut with turmeric powder, curry leaves and the crushed garlic-green chilly mixture. Mix well with your fingers(njeruduka).

3. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat and splutter mustard seeds. Fry dried red chilies and curry leaves. Next add the drained potatoes, coconut mixture and enough salt. Mix well. Sprinkle 2- 3 tbsp water and cook covered for about 10 – 12 minutes over low or  medium-low heat stirring in between, until the potatoes are done. Open and stir for a minute until completely dry. Serve the yummy potato thoran with rice and any side-dishes.

Potato thoran

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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  • Sounds very new the potato thoran like other veggie poriyal.. may be its kerala method :).. we usually make stir fry in potatoes.. will make a try like this method

    • Many ways of doing this. Yep that a kerala way thoran. This is how my mom makes:

      Cut 2 potato in very small pcs. Heat 1.5 tbspn coconut oil (pls dont try with other oil, try once wid coconut oil) in a pan add the potato, mix it well with oil for 1 min, then add 1 small tspn turmeric , 1 tspn chilli pwdr, 1/2 tspn cumin pwder and salt to taste. Mix it well and cover the lid. Cook in a low flame. Ensure you run laddle every 2-3 mins to avoid sticking it to the pan. And once the potato is cooked (max 15 mins in low flame), you can add 2 springs of curry leaves to it and cook it for 1 more min. Feel that taste n aroma. Try n reply.. Chaooooo 🙂

  • My mom used to make this for us (when we were children…) it’s so yum and she used to prepare it exactly the same way you do…

  • Many ways of doing this. Yep thats a kerala thoran.

    This is how my mom makes:

    Cut 2 potato in very small pcs. Heat 1.5 tbspn coconut oil (pls dont try with other oil, try once wid coconut oil) in a pan add the potato, mix it well with oil for 1 min, then add 1 small tspn turmeric , 1 tspn chilli pwdr, 1/2 tspn cumin pwder and salt to taste. Mix it well and cover the lid. Cook in a low flame. Ensure you run laddle every 2-3 mins to avoid sticking it to the pan. And once the potato is cooked (max 15 mins in low flame), you can add 2 springs of curry leaves to it and cook it for 1 more min. Feel that taste n aroma. Try this also once.. Chaooooo 🙂

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