I don't seem to do good with naming recipes. I mean really! There are so many recipes that are our household favourites and has a good name in our dailect but trying to put it into english makes it sound like HOT potatoes hahaha!
I remember the first time. Mom had instructed me to boil the potatoes in the pressure cooker which ofcourse I couldn't and she fixed it. After about 15- 20 minutes I got too excited and couldn't wait no longer to have the damn potatoes. I go straight to the pressure cooker and forcfully pull the lid. Most of the potatoes ended up the ceiling and the rest was spilled over the stove. Ah! that moment. I was scared to death. Not more for what happened but for how much I will have to hear from mom for this. And I did! Mom just couldn't stop yelling " what if it would spill on you!!".
Luckily nowadays the pressure cookers come with lot of safety features and I can't pull the lid until the pressure is out. Because you never know, when it comes to Teekha aloo I still might do it :)
Before the evening prayers, the seller (the only person who sold it in the village) would start marching and screaming over his voice " Teekhaaa aaaaloooouaaa". Why he was only one seller was becuase everyone made it at home but this guy had the timing. He would come exactly at the time people are winding up to go to mosque for prayers and on there way no one could resist it!
So enough said. Lets get to the recipe. A word of caution though, this is quiet a literal translation Hot Potatoes! They shall burn you, take you to hell and then bring you back to heaven. Ofcourse you can reduce the heat, acutally you should. And further reduce it for a much milder taste but we like it Hot!
Serves : 1-2 people
2-3 Large sized potatoes
1 tbsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp amchur powder/ mango powder
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Boil the potatoes till they are cooked through. Peel and cut into large size cubes. Mash a few cubes.
Meanwhile mix the spices and water together including the salt.
Let the oil heat in a kadhai and add the potatoes.
Serve with a wedge of lemon.