I’ve been brought up in a culture where Dad being in kitchen is NOT
weird awkward unbelievable. Its a very regular scene where every morning My Dad does all the cutting and readying up the vegetable and in his words –
“Mummy la fakt phodni deychi ahe :P ” (Mom has to just temper the vegetable, everything else has been handled).
Along with the weekday help; Saturdays were dedicated for his experiments, yeah... Saturday Lunch was Pappa Special. I wouldn’t go overboard with stating that he is a great cook but his culinary skills are sufficed for our Lunch. He prepares decent simple veggies and his patent is Kaptyachi Bhaji (Simple Potato Vegetable).
So when I was noting my Mom’s specialty; I recollected my Pappa’s Saturday Special too and though very simple always knew it had to go on my Blog !!
Kaptyachi Bhaji - Simple Potato Sabzi
- Potatoes: 3 medium - Peeled
- Oil: To temper
- Asafoetida: To temper
- Mustard Seeds: To temper
- Curry Leaves: 3-4 in number – To temper
- Red Chilli powder: 1 tsp
- Turmeric Powder: ½ tsp
- Sambhar Powder: 1 tbsp
- Sugar to taste
- Salt to taste
- Cut the potatoes the way you prefer – thinly sliced or Pappa used V-Slicer to give it French Fries Look.
- Heat Oil in Kadai – Add the tempering stuffs.
- Follow with sliced Potatoes + salt + Powder Masalas mentioned.
- Add sugar if required.Mix thoroughly then cover and cook.
Done. Stir in between so that the potatoes don’t stick to the base. I love a bit reddish tinge so I purposefully allow it to half stick to the Kadai then remove it.
This is one of my oldest property – My Mom had given this when I left for US for the first time about 5 years back. I had not used this before that but had seen her chop everything quite fast. From then I use this nearly for everything – slicing – chopping- mincing. The variety of blades give you the option.
The shown blades – large ones give French fries type of slices while the other one gives very thin slices – can be used for finely chopping the veggies. So Do you use these ??
Happy Cooking and Posting about it !!