Potato Thoy (Potato Soup)

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Any body would  be surprised at the name of this recipe. But this dish so easy to prepare and yet tastes so great that there is very little to lose by trying this one. This goes well with rice and some spicy side-dish combination. Or of coure you can sip it like you would sip tomato rasam.

What you need to have:

1. Potatoes – 2-3

2. Green chillies – 3-4

3. Soft asafoetida – Size of a peanut

4. Tamarind – A pinch

5. Chopped coriander leaves – A handful

Ingredients of seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Red chilly – A few pieces

3. Asafoetida powder – A pinch

4. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

5. Curry leaves – 1 strand

banana-122 Ingredients of Potato thoy

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peal, and cook potatoes in the cooker till soft as usual. Wash and slit green chillies as well and keep it aside. Chop coriander leaves also.

2. On cooling either crush them with your hands or grind it in the mixer to a medium coarse consistency so that small pieces are left over in it.

20-11-2008-072 Cooked potatoes being crushed

3. Add 3-4 glasses of water, slit green chillies from step 1, salt to taste, tamarind and bring it to boil.

4. Dissolve the soft asafoetida in a little water and add it to the dish while boiling itself. Add chopped coriander leaves from step 1 to the dish.

5. Place a spatula with 2-3 teaspoons of cooking oil in it. When heated add mustard seeds to it. When it sputters add cumin seeds, asafoetida powder , red chili pieces one after the other. Lastly add curry leaves and season it to the dish and close the lid for about 5 minutes.

20-11-2008-075 Ready to serve Potato Thoy

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Serves: 2-3 people


6 thoughts on “Potato Thoy (Potato Soup)

    suparna said:
    March 30, 2009 at 9:02 am

    This is absolutely heavenly pratibha 🙂 I think this is a konkani cusine but actually havent heard of it 😉 the thoy factor made me say so! lovely easy recipe marked for making! Thanks 🙂

    prathibalrao responded:
    March 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Suparna,

    Don’t you think that it is an excellent recipe for starters?????

    shubha said:
    December 5, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Very good recipe, looks simple but never heard of it. will try it soon. Thanks for the recipe 🙂


      prathibalrao responded:
      December 5, 2009 at 7:33 am

      Hi Shubha,

      Do ry out since its not only easy but very tasty as well and a good combo with rice and a spicy curry! whenever one needs a break from the kitchen a simple thoy will be of gr8 help isn’t it not???????

    Shubha said:
    December 5, 2009 at 7:47 am

    yes.. your blog looks really interesting and very informative. Very surprised to see the south Canara side dishes. Me and my husband going through the each and every recipe and already mentally prepared to relish all those lovely dishes!!!!!
    keep writing,

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 5, 2009 at 2:42 pm

      Hey shubha,

      Thanx a lot 4 ur lovely words of appreciation. Do prepare the dishes of ur choice and send me da feedback. Do pass on the link 2 ur friends.

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