Thursday, October 29, 2009

Potato Khees(Batata Kis)

Today is Kartik Ekadashi. So I am fasting today. Suddenly I remembered to make this potato khees which can eaten on fasting days. This is Maharashtrain dish. Enjoy!!


2 Medium sized potato
2 Green Chilies
1 tbsp ghee
1tsp Cumin seeds
¼ Cup Roasted Peanut Powder
Salt to taste
½ Tsp Sugar(optional)
1 Tsp Lemon Juice(optional)
2 Tbsp Cilantro for Garnishing


1) Wash and peel potatoes. Grate the potatoes and put immediately into cold water.
2) In a wok, heat 1 tbsp Ghee. Add ½ tsp Cumin seeds and Chopped green Chilies.
3) Remove all the water from grated potatoes by squeezing it by hands and add it to the wok. Stir fry on medium heat. Cover the wok and let the potato cook. After 3-4 minutes add roasted peanuts powder. Stir in between.
4) Add salt and sugar. Don’t add water; let the potato cook on the steam.
5) Once potatoes are done, the dish is ready for serving. Sprinkle cilantro, add lemon juice. Serve with Sweet Lime Pickle.

Chapatti Murud Undi(Maledi)

Yesterday I have some leftover chappati's. My mom used to make this tasty laddu. Here is the easy receipe and healthy also.


3-4 Chapatti(fresh one or leftover)
4 Tbsp jaggery grated or mashed
3-4 Cardmom
1 Tbsp ghee
Dry fruits(optional)


Grind chapatti and cardmom finely in grinder or break chapatti into small pieces.

Heat ghee and add jaggery until it melts. Mash the jaggery with back of the spoon with little pressure. Make sure jaggery melted(not overheated) and add grinded chapatti mixture. Mix well. You can always add dry fruits.Once the mixture cools down make small laddu's. Decorate with almond or any dry fruits.