Thursday, June 28, 2012

Simple Potato Upkari

The recipe for my favorite potato dish. When i have the appetite to eat something really simple, this has always been one of my favorite ones! 

(Upkari means the kind of dish Konkanis have as a side dish with rice.)

Can be had as a side dish with rice, or also with chapatis. Can be rolled into the chapati and eaten on the way when late to work! ;-)

Time needed - 15-20 min.

Serves three people.

Ingredients -

3 medium sized potatoes
2 dried red chillies
2 green chillies
1 tspn mustard seeds
coconut scrapings(optional)
vegetable oil
salt to taste

Method -

  • Add about 6 tspn oil to the pan and let it heat. After a minute, add 1 tspn mustard seeds to it. Once it starts popping, add crushed red chillies to it and mix to fry. 
  • Then add the already cut green chillies to it and mix. Now add the potatoes which are cut to the pan and mix well. (Once you cut the potatoes keep it soaked in water or it turns black. Drain the water out and then add it to the pan) Add some water to the pan for cooking or the potatoes will burn. Water enough to cover the base with a little depth should be enough. Then cover the lid to cook.
  • After about 5 min, lift the lid, add some coconut scrapings(optional). Also add salt and mix. If the water has evaporated and the potato is still hard, add some more water accordingly. Then cover the lid again to cook.
  • Check if the potatoes are cooked by tasting. Switch the flame off and serve!

Try it out yourself and mail me a picture of your preparation to, and i will flaunt it on my blog. Looking forward to your valuable feedback. 



  1. Thats simple and looks really yummy....

  2. You might turn me into a cook. :O
    Mouth watering! I'll definitely try this 'coz it looks simple.

    1. I totally second ur thought! ;)
      It's very very simple and extremely yummy!!!