One of my favourite dish as a kid and even now is Podimas. It is an easy to make side dish. Today is Easter and it would look really good on an Easter table especially for vegetarians. It is usually eaten with rice and maybe sambar but will even go well with dosa or even by itself. This dish will go well with lemon rice. (recipe has been posted earlier)
Traditionally, this is made without onions and my father would think it is blasphemy to add onions, but I like it with onions. You are welcome to leave out the onions.
Medium sized potatoes 4 boiled
Large onion 1 finely chopped
green chillies 1-2 finely chopped
ginger 1-inch piece finely chopped
grated coconut 1-2 tbsp (optional)
2 tsp oil
asafoetida a pinch
2 red chillies
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
mustard seeds 1 tsp
curry leaves 5-6 leaves
urad dal 1-2 tsp
lemon juice 1 tsp (optional)
salt to taste
Peel the boiled potato and mash coarsely.
Heat oil in a pan. Once hot, add mustard, asafoetida, curry leaves, urad dal and red chillies. Add turmeric powder
Once the mustard splutters, add the onion, green chillies and ginger and fry until golden brown.
Then add the mashed potatoes, salt and mix well till the potatoes are heated through.
Add grated coconut and lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot!