Baked potatoes

While Lakshmi is away traveling, I am trying my best to keep this blog alive. I tried a couple of the recipes she has put up on the yumblog, all of which, of course are baked dishes. I don’t think she would mind my doing an individual post here, after all this isn’t the first time I have hijacked this blog! So, everybody, here’s presenting baked potatoes!

Ingredients

  • Large size potato – 3 nos
  • Green peas – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Coriander leaves – 3 twigs
  • Tomato puree – 2 tablespoons
  • Oil- 1 tablespoon
  • Hing – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Grated cheese – 3 table spoons (or cheese singles – 3 pieces)

Method

  • Wash the potatoes well and pressure cook. Peel and cut into two length wise.
  • Scoop out the center. Now the potato halves will look like shallow cups.
  • MW the peas with 1 tablespoon water and hing for 4 minutes.
  • Finely chop the onions, green chillies and coriander.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the onions and fry for 2 minutes. Add the tomato puree and keep stirring till the oil separates.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste, green chillies, coriander leaves, garam masala and salt and mix well.
  • Add the boiled peas and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring continously.
  • Fill the potato cups with the pea curry, top with grated cheese or cheese singles.
  • Place the potato cups in an oven proof dish. Bake in a hot oven till the cheese melts.

Source: The original recipe is here on the yumblog.

Lakshmi’s note: No notes here, just a picture.

cheesepotatojpeg

Mandira’s notes: Its hard to resist changing a recipe that includes potatoes because potatoes are so versatile and take flavours so well. I parboiled the peas with salt, no hing. For the filling I finely chopped one large onion, sautéed it with a dash of rosemary, added the peas and seasoning.  Seasoning was only salt and pepper. Rosemary went surprisingly pretty well with the peas and potatoes.

potatoAs you can see, I tried to stinge on the cheese!

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5 thoughts on “Baked potatoes

  1. Whoa! That looks so…….We interrupt this comment due to excess drool….
    I am so gonna try that!!!!!! Potaoes – comforting, cheese – feel good, microwave – warm n friendly, healthy veggies – hey, 3 outta four isn’t bad! 😉 Will let u know how they turned out! 🙂

  2. craftyshines

    I made it and as expected, it was cheesylicious! I was too excited and may have added more cheese than required…but that’s not a complaint! What’s next baking buddies? 🙂

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