Fariyali Sookhe Aaloo is a side dish made with boiled potatoes, a quick and easy dish which can be enjoyed by itself while fasting or otherwise.
Sookhe is dry and this Fariyali Sookhe Aaloo ki Sabzi is a very delicious form of dry potatoes. The slightly sweet, sour and spicy Sabzi tastes fantastic on its own, of course, it can be a part of the meal too. The curry leaves and black pepper are the highlights of the dish, please do not miss them. Since it is Fariyali, which means Fasting dish, we do not use turmeric. Also, we do not use the regular salt, instead use Sendha Namak. Sendha Namak is nothing but rock salt and you can read more about it here. Yes, this week it is all about Fariyali Recipes.
The dish is done in just 5-7 minutes provided you have boiled potatoes. Well, to be frank, I always have them in my frig, they are very very handy. One can use them to make a quick and delicious snack or a curry, but I must tell you that the taste of freshly boiled potatoes is really really good and for some recipes, I never ever used pre-boiled potatoes. Anyway, for this recipe, you can use either one.
Fariyali Sookhe Aaloo
200 gms potatoes, boiled
1-2 tbsp oil/ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
Few curry leaves
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
Juice of half lemon
Sugar to taste ( optional )
Salt to taste
Peel and cut the boiled potatoes into cubes.
Heat oil/ghee in the pan at medium flame.
Add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
When it crackles add chopped green chilli, potatoes, black pepper, salt, sugar and lemon juice.
Mix well and cook on a slow flame for 3-4 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Rajigiri poori or paratha.