Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Roasted Potatoes!

I feel that food is the most soul satisfying thing in the whole world.Nothing comes before tasty food,except few things here and there.However my idea of tasty food is that it also has to be simple to cook and less time taking with as little ingredients it can be.

Here is one item which I often cook just for myself and my daughter when I do not have to think about people judging my food.Some times my husband has dinner or lunch with friends and I do not have to cook for him ,I usually make this dish.But I never forget to save some for him because even though the food is simple ,the aroma stays inside the house till he comes home and will definitely ask for few bites.

Here is what you are going to need:-

5-6 potatoes
some salt
few tsp of mustard oil
one dry red chili

1)Turn on the oven to 350 degrees .Wash potatoes and put them on the bottom rack .Roast for 30 minutes turning upside down once.After 30 minutes turn the oven off and let them stay in the oven for another 30 minutes.I also roast one sweet potato for my daughter for later use.

2)Take the potatoes out and peel them.Roast the whole dry red chili on the stove.Add salt(according to your taste) and 2 teaspoons of mustard oil.Mash them with your hands.Roasted mashed potatoes are ready.Eat it with plain chapati or phulka , curd and cabbage vegetables (optional).

This food truly tickles my taste buds.When I crave for some thing spicy and simple this is what I eat.One more best thing about this food is that the day I make it I do not have to struggle to feed my daughter who has a very refined taste buds from this early age of 2.I just take out some mashed potatoes before I add red chili.She gets all the nutrition and satisfaction in the food.

You can also make this mashed potatoes by boiling potatoes and following the rest of the recipes as it is but I have always felt that roasting makes it more flavorful.Taste of potaoes have more concentrated taste as excess water evaporates while roasting.

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