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Ingredients

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4 Potato medium sized
1 tbsp Oil
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Chilli Powder
1 tbsp Gram flour
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1 tsp Mustard seeds
to taste Salt

Nutritional information

268
Total Calories
9 gms
Protein
13.6 gms
Fat
3 gms
Carbohydrates
19.7 mg
Sodium
1300 mg
Potassium
1 gm
Sugar
1 gm
Fiber

Iyengar Elai Saapadu

Cuisine:
  • 15 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

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We all love that elai saapadu(elaborate meal that is served on festive days and weddings on a plantain leaf).But we have reduced cooking the number of items even on a festive day because we cannot eat that much or we shouldn’t eat that much.

But once in a while we would love to enjoy the simple yet very delicious Iyengar elai saapadu with its simple dishes.

Here is an elaborate meal. We serve sugar and ripe banana on the left.Next the curries such as Beans paruppu Usili, Podalanga kai or snakegourd curry, Urulai kara curry or potato roast, Carrot kosumalli, Thair pachadi, Sambhar, Thakkali Rasam, Mor kuzhambu, appalam,Vadai, Pickles, Rice and Curds.

I have already blogged about most of the recipes and today it is the Potato kara curry which is the hero. It is a very simple curry, with a few tricks to give you the result of perfect crispy potato curry.

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Steps

1
Done

Potato Kara Curry

Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut into even sized small cubes

2
Done

To the cut potato, add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, gram flour and salt and mix well. Let it rest for 5 minutes

3
Done

Heat oil in a pan. Once it is sufficiently hot add the mustard seeds. When they start to splutter add asafoetida and saute for few seconds

4
Done

Now add the vegtables, mix well , close with a lid and cook in medium flame for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, take out the lid and continue to cook stirring regularly till it becomes crispy which will take another 4 minutes. Serve warm

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The elaborate iyengar ilai sappadu prepared with care and interest at home on festival days in my younger days is a thing fallen in disuse and long forgotten.Besides the items you have mentioned,there were vadai(thayir vada) and kheer(thirukkannamadhu) also.
The wedding sappadu in marriages is highly commercialized with innumerable items but lacking the aroma and flavour of home made festival meals.
The picture of plantain leaf with all items neatly arranged makes the mouth water!

Delicious spread Veena. Beans paruppu usili is one of my favs. Though we have so many versions of potato curry,one can never say no to try a new version.Bookmarking yours too.

Reminds me of my childhood when my grandma used to make elaborate meals for all of us during vacations and we had to eat only in the Elais. This spread looks so inviting and tempting!

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14 Comments Hide Comments

The elaborate iyengar ilai sappadu prepared with care and interest at home on festival days in my younger days is a thing fallen in disuse and long forgotten.Besides the items you have mentioned,there were vadai(thayir vada) and kheer(thirukkannamadhu) also.
The wedding sappadu in marriages is highly commercialized with innumerable items but lacking the aroma and flavour of home made festival meals.
The picture of plantain leaf with all items neatly arranged makes the mouth water!

Delicious spread Veena. Beans paruppu usili is one of my favs. Though we have so many versions of potato curry,one can never say no to try a new version.Bookmarking yours too.

Reminds me of my childhood when my grandma used to make elaborate meals for all of us during vacations and we had to eat only in the Elais. This spread looks so inviting and tempting!

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