Monday, November 26, 2007

Spicy Burmese Potatoes

We were off to New England for a very delicious and fantastic Thanksgiving feast. Great food, wonderful company what more could anyone possibly ask for? The roads were a different story, we thought we were being smart driving on Thanksgiving day, looks like so were a million others :) But this getting caught in traffic is fast becoming a Thanksgiving tradition! Now that we are back and after the long holiday it is becoming a challenge to get back to work, thought I'd postpone that event a little bit more and do a blog post instead!

DD2's baby sitter 'V' cooks some amazing Burmese dishes, I assume they are because she is from Burma and I am not very familiar with Burmese cuisine. She cooks this amazing potato dish with almost the same ingredients that go into our regular Potato Masal but tastes very different. Can be made dry by reducing the onions and tomatoes by since this is going to Sra's Grindless Gravies event this had some extra onions and tomatoes. Sra the food processor was used to chop the onions and garlic so I will let you be the judge :) Oh nevermind I used a knife to chop the onions and garlic.

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1. 6 Medium sized potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
2. 3/4 Red Onion and 4 garlic pods chopped in a food processor chopped fine using a knife
3. 2 tomatoes chopped
4. a handful of finely chopped corriander leaves
5. 1/2 tbsp chili powder
6. 1 tsp turmeric powder
7. Salt to taste
8. 2 tsp oil

1. In a wide mouthed pad heat the oil, add the chopped onions and saute till they are brown.
2. Add turmeric powder, chili powder and mix
3. Add the tomatoes and saute till they turn mushy
4. Add the potatoes, cover and cook
5. add corriander leaves and salt and cook for a minute or two.

Tastes great with rice or rotis.


  1. I saw a Burmese cookbook, sounded almost like Indiam cooking with little Asian variation.Aloo looks yum!:)
    Glad you survived the TG traffic and enjoyed it.I just survived Black Friday too! Hahaha!! Had a great long weekend, now I don't feel blogging!!!!!
    I will try this Potato.

  2. You went to New England and are back ? Did you go to Vermont to ?

    The burmese potato dish looks super

  3. I just wanted to roll up the chapati and eat it.
    Hey a girl can dream can't she.
    Looks delicious

  4. Sounds very much like Indian aloo curry! Lovely one, dear-and great knowing that you had a fun-filled Thanksgiving!

  5. This looks delicious ISG, but it was the name that drew me here... lovely.

  6. Hi ISG, wow that surely sounds similar to an Indian dish doesn't it! Looks just delicious, too. Glad you made it through the t-day traffic... waiting for your holiday pics now :):)

  7. Burmese food is very similar to this one should be good!

  8. Indo, please don't be so honest and make life difficult for me - just say you chopped them with your knife :) - I quite like this dish! I've eaten a few Burmese dishes, they are v nice.

  9. This is so Indian. Or did you make it that way?

  10. Simple and delicious! We had a Burmese restaurant called "Mingala" that we frequented in NYC, and it was good comfort food all the way.

  11. Looks so delicious with that roti. The recipe is similar to the potato masal we make. But I guess I have to try it to taste the difference.

  12. I didnt have any idea abt burmese cooking before reading ur recipe.. similar to our potato curry..

  13. Hi ISG,

    Some what similar to our Potato Masal. Looking great. Hope you had a great weekend.

  14. Can't talk right now, my mouth is full :) This looks so good.

  15. Hmm...Looks yummy !!!nice entry too:)

  16. u drove all the way from Maryland to New England?wow! How was the trip?

  17. Burmese food has a lot Indian influence. Though this dish has all the same ingredients as our potato masal the way it is cooked makes it taste different.

    We travelled to the New England state closest to Maryland - Connecticut.

    Linda, the weather conspired, we were in NY city on Fri, shivering to our bones and so after our visit to FAO Schwartz we went to the New York Hall of Science museum a wonderful place for kids.
    Have to go back during summer to explore better :( Dont' mind though, how many visits we make to the city never tire of it anyway :)


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