Baby Potato Fry with Curry Leaves| Vrat Ka Khana
Potato, a Universal Favourite
Potatoes top the list for Navratri fasting and instead of the regular aloo tomato, I made Baby Potato Fry with Curry Leaves. Whenever you are in a fix about what to cook, the first thing that comes to mind is Potatoes. They are easy to cook, a universal favourite and can be used in myriad ways. Kids just lap them up and adults too find them very appetising. It is easy to please anyone with a bowl of Baby Potato Fry. The starch in potatoes provide the necessary energy during fasting and even keep you full.
Most important of all, how is your Navratri going on and those of you who play Dandiya, I am really jealous. Just kidding, life is short, enjoy it to the fullest.
Goodness Of Baby Potatoes
It is a proven fact that there are various benefits of eating baby potatoes. They are rich in all types of amino acids and several nutrients. Surprisingly, potatoes are said to be good for losing weight. Yes, that’s what research says. The reasons to eat baby potatoes and include them in your diet are numerous. Baby potatoes are the potatoes that are harvested before they are fully developed. Owing to this, you will find that baby potato have a sweeter taste. Cooking methods for Baby potatoes is versatile; steamed, broiled, grilled, roasted, stir-fried, baked.
Baby Potato Fry with Curry Leaves
As I pondered about mint-aloo or tomato-aloo while walking in the garden, I reached the curry leaves tree and the scent from it was a Eureka moment. I decided to make Baby Potato Fry with Curry Leaves. I just plucked a few sprigs and entered the kitchen with my loot. The delicious dish that I prepared was appreciated so much.
Benefits of Curry Leaves
I live in South India and curry leaf trees are found in almost every home. Karvepakku, as they are known in the local dialect, are a staple and extensively used in curries, dal, rice, snacks, podi to enhance the flavour. They are relished for their aromatic and distinctive flavour and have several health and beauty benefits. Curry leaves is a herb that helps in conditions like indigestion weight loss, blood pressure, diabetes, acne, hair loss, etc. Commonly known as kadi patta, they contain various nutrients and vitamins.
Ergo, when I cooked Baby Potatoes fry with Curry leaves it was an awesome combo for a Vrat recipe. Potatoes are versatile and a humble vegetable that is used in various cuisines.