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Mar 24, 2009

Potato Curry in Celery Gravy

Are you looking for ways to sneak in healthy vegetables in your kid’s food? Me too! These days, it’s getting so difficult to make the kids eat healthy stuff. Same with my kids too! So I always sharp my brain to find ways to sneak in healthy vegetables into their food. This curry is one among those sneak ins. My kids like potato curry so much, so thought of making it healthier by adding some celery to it, but not visibly. Celery is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which helps build a healthy immune system.

Ingredients:

  • 5 Potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 6 Green Chilies
  • 1 Onion, chopped fine or lengthwise
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup Celery, chopped into small pieces
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Rasam Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • A few Curry Leaves
  • A handful of Cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

Grind together celery + green chilies + cilantro into a fine paste. Add little water if needed. Keep aside.

In a pressure pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Then add chopped onion + tomatoes + ginger paste + garlic paste and stir well.

Later add curry leaves and rasam powder along with turmeric and mix well. Now add the chopped potatoes and the celery paste and mix well. Add a glass of water and salt. Cover and wait for 3 whistles.

When all the pressure is gone, check if the curry is thick and good. If it turned out so watery, mash some of the cooked potatoes with the back of a spatula. It helps to make the curry thick like gravy without ruining the taste. Adjust salt.

Enjoy hot with rotis/chapathis. This curry tasted so great with the subtle taste of celery. But I must tell you celery didn’t dominate the original taste of potato curry. You can’t even see the green color of celery in the curry! Nobody guessed I added celery paste in that!


Note: This curry can also be made in a regular pan in the same manner.


This is my contribution to “Cooking for Kids Event- Potato”, hosted by Deepa Hari. ‘Cooking for kids’ event is originally started by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

44 comments:

vidhas said... [Reply]

Uma,very innovative and halthy recipe. surely will give a try, as you said everybody likes potato. Perfect for the event.

Pooja said... [Reply]

wow nice color...looking delicious uma..

Priya Sriram said... [Reply]

Wonderful idea to add celery to the masala Uma! How creative you are! Looks colorful! :)

sriharivatsan said... [Reply]

Wow, this seems to be quite interesting..Looks awesome dear...

Happy cook said... [Reply]

Wow that is so clever and sneaky to add celery into the potato dish.
Why was i not so clever when my daughter was younger.Looks yumm with those chapties.

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

lovely potato curry..nice clicks

Priya said... [Reply]

Thats very clever to add celery in potato curry...looks amazing Uma...

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

Ha ha good way to get the celery into your food. Nice robust curry! Can you believe I eat them raw? They are excellent for acidity. My children eat it up in salads.

Meenal Mehta said... [Reply]

hi Uma,

first time here :) what an innovative recipe

-Meenal@ Meenal's kitchen

sra said... [Reply]

I have something similar to this on my blog - I had some leftover celery, used it in something and blogged about it. I don't remember what exactly, now.

Asha said... [Reply]

YUM! Great color, never used celery in Indian cooking! :)

DEESHA said... [Reply]

never tried celery this way .. looks healthy & awesome

Pallavi said... [Reply]

Good Idea Uma. I am surely trying this.

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

So far I haven't used celery...Celery gravy and chapathis look yummy...

Usha said... [Reply]

Very healthy and creative idea, Uma! Looks yum....

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Gravy looks lovely! Yummy combo!

Laavanya said... [Reply]

What a great idea to cook the mashed celery with the gravy... I usually just add it to soups or serve with hummus.

A_and_N said... [Reply]

Yet another interesting gravy :) Looks great!

Gita's Kitchen said... [Reply]

Excellent way of sneaking veggies, I can try this on my husband too :) Yummy curry Uma!

Ashwini said... [Reply]

Looks so delicious..Nice way of sneaking veggies..Lovely color..

Soma said... [Reply]

I never made any kind of curry with celery.. good idea. it looks delicious.

meeso said... [Reply]

Great idea! Must have made a nice flavor.

Deepa Hari said... [Reply]

Thats a great idea Uma...no trace of celery...Nice way to get the kids eat them....Looks yum and healthy too...Thank you for the wonderful entry.

Cham said... [Reply]

Great idea, I love celery, that would be great sneak!

Madhumathi said... [Reply]

A different curry with potato n celery..It looks very yummy :)

notyet100 said... [Reply]

potato curry looks yum,...:-0
perfect for the event,..

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Love the pic with Chappatis and curry. Sounds healthy.

Poornima Nair said... [Reply]

Curry looks delicious...perfect with rotis.

Lavanya said... [Reply]

nice color..nice pic..curry looks delicious n healthy too!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

I love your chapathis.. which aata do you use?

last pic is toooo good. nice presentation and the gravy, what to say? super creative!

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Celery is one of those veggies that I am not crazy about, although I do eat it occasionally. Putting it into a spicy curry is a great idea. Looks delicious.

Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

Seeing more potato recipes today.Adding celery is new to me..Looks delicious.

Suma Rajesh said... [Reply]

looks kool..celery with potato..nice combi..

Divya Vikram said... [Reply]

Great way to use Celery!

Sushma said... [Reply]

innovative way of using celery. Never used celery this way.
Picture looks good as usual :)

Sanghi said... [Reply]

Mmmm.. Excellent recipe, Will surely try out Uma. Do send more tomatish delights da, by 31st march..!:)

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Awesome recipe wow potato curry in celery gravy, hummmm looks yummmm!!!

rekhas kitchen said... [Reply]

oooooh ma very creative uma like your every recipe and very intresting too will try this sure hummm celery in the gravy helthy also

Maya said... [Reply]

Celery and potato, and tht too you ground the celery, must be tasting great. Looks lovely.

Ushanandini said... [Reply]

WOW! I love potato curry! Color is lovely!

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said... [Reply]

wow! This is great! I tried your celery chutney and everyone just loved it! Now I can try this one and I'm sure everyone will be licking their plates!!

Priti said... [Reply]

Wonderful idea....pics are cool

Varsha Vipins said... [Reply]

Yumm..Ilove the flavor of Celery..The gravy looks too good Uma..:)

homecooked said... [Reply]

LOL....you sneaky mom :) Curry looks fantastic!

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