Urulaikizhangu / potato podimas is a South Indian dish made with simple ingredients like potatoes, green chillies, ginger and tempered with spices. It's a quick, healthy and mildly spiced dish, and we mostly serve it with plain rice and sambar, rasam or vatha kuzmabu. This brahmin style podimas does not contain onion or garlic, making it apt to make on vrat / fasting or festival days.
This potato podimas can be prepared in a very short time. And if you have boiled potatoes in hand, then you can make this in 10 minutes. I recommend using coconut oil for this dish as it lends a beautiful flavor. You can also serve this as a side dish to chapathi, poori, dal-chawal or variety rice. Let's see how to make to this easy yet delicious podimas.
Notes and Tips
- Do not mash the potatoes completely. Crumble them roughly with hands while its warm to handle.
- Adjust the amount of green chillies according to your spice preference.