Potato side dish (Batate talasan)

This is again my mom’s recipe. But my anna(brother) did some modifications to it. He used to add garlic which gives more taste. He is a very good cook. He has a lot of interest in cooking & keeps trying some new dishes. Normally though cooking is taken as only girl’s job, my pappa(father – he is a doctor) & brother(he is an s/w engineer) are two very good male cooks I have ever seen. When I was a kid, if my mom went somewhere, my father used to cook very delicious things for me(I was very lazy child, I never used to enter the kitchen). When I grew up, i got interest in cooking. For three years, after coming to Bangalore, I experimented new things on my brother :). Even he used to cook for me whenever I used to go home late from work.

1. Potatoes 4
2. Chilli powder 2 tea spns
3. Garlic 4-5
4. Mustard seeds 1/4th tea spn
5. Turmeric a pinch
6. Salt
7. Oil 2 tea spns

Peel potatoes & cut into thin long pieces. Keep in water for 5 minutes.
Heat oil & add mustard. When they start spluttering, add crushed garlic. When garlic turns slightly brownish, add potatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt. Cover & cook. (Do not add water for cooking). Serve hot with chapathis or rice.
Note: Preferably use nonstick pan for preparing this. Add more oil, if the potatoes stick to the pan.

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 20min

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