Sanoli's Kitchen: POTATO RASSA

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


It is somehow different than any other potato curries. Potato rassa, means flavorful potato. This recipe is pretty easy to make and tastes great, spicy warm but not spicy hot. Cooking time seemed right on to make this dish perfect.
3 medium sized peeled Potatoes, cut in cubes
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
3-4 Green Chillies, cut in slits
10-12 Curry Leaves
2 tbsps coarsely pounded Peanuts
2 tbsps coarsely pounded Cashew nuts
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Dry Mango powder (Amchur)
3 tbsps Hot & Sour Tomato sauce
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Black Pepper powder
2 tbsps chopped Cilantro (Coriander leaves)
1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
Salt to taste

Heat oil and clarified butter in a non-stick wok.  Add cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves in it. Saute for 30 seconds. Now add potato cubes in it. Fry for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.

Now add red chilli powder, black pepper powder, dry mango powder, salt and sugar in it. Sprinkle with little water, cover the lid and cook for another 3-4 minutes on medium low heat. Stir occasionally.

Add pounded peanuts and pounded cashew nuts with 3/4 cup of water in it, fold well. Cover the lid and cook for another
4-5 minutes on medium low heat. Sprinkle with hot and sour tomato sauce and chopped cilantro. Mix well and remove from heat.

Serve hot with roti, paratha, rice or bread.

Take oil and clarified butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies in it. Place the uncovered bowl in microoven and heat for 2 minutes.
Add potatoes, 4 tbsps water, sugar and salt in it. Fold well and cover the bowl. Heat in microwave for 8 minutes. Stir twice in between. Keep it on stand time for 2 minutes more.
Now open the bowl and add red chilli powder, dry mango powder in it and fold well. Again heat the bowl uncovered in microoven for another 2 minutes.
Now add pounded peanuts, pounded cashew nuts, chopped cilantro and 1/2 cup water in it. Mix well. Again microwave for another 2 minutes. Keep it on stand time for another 3 minutes.
Take out the bowl from microoven, sprinkle with black pepper powder and hot & sour tomato sauce. Fold well.
Serve hot with roti, paratha, rice or bread.

TIPS: For those who don't like to have a hint of sweetness in the curry, sugar can be omitted.

Linking this to Srivalli's Microwave Easy Cooking Event happening now @ Priya's Versatile Recipes


  1. spicy potato.. mouthwatery recipe..

  2. Hi Sanoli ,

    potato rassa looks AAwesome :))

    Neat step by step presentation Sanoli ,

    Keep on..

  3. quick spicy potato recipe...looks good

  4. Thanks to everyone for leaving such encouraging comments on my post.

  5. simple and quick recipe.....looking delicious :)