Today's lunch was Simple Urlai curry and Tomato thokku. Urlai is a veggie that comes in handy, at many situations. When there is no other veggie in the fridge or when you have guests dropping in without prior notice or when you have no time for an elaborate preparation. This Urlai curry is a huge hit with children and with older people.
2 big potatoes cut into small pieces
2 spoons Red chilli powder
1 spoon dhaniya powder
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds, broken urad dhall and oil for seasoning
Boil the cut potatoes till they are just enough to be eaten. Do not over boil because it might spoil the appearence of the dish. When the potatoes are done , run them through cold water and keep aside. In a frying pan , heat oil and add mustard seeds along with urad dhall when its hot . Wait till the seeds sputter , then add the potatoes followed by the red chilli powder, dhaniya powder and salt. Keep tossing the potatoes till they are done , make sure they do not turn black or stick to the bottom of the pan. Simple and easy Urlai curry ready. Tastes great with curd rice.