Koorka Mezhukkupuratti

Koorka or chinese potato is not commonly used in most households. It is frequently used in the kitchens of Malayalis though. It is a tuber. For more info on Koorka refer :  Koorka

Ingredients : Serves 4

  • 1/2 kg Koorka
  • 2 onions diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric pwdr
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • Oil for tempering

Procedure :

  • Clean the koorka thoroughly. This is quite a cumbersome procedure and takes time.  Wash it thorughly under running water 4-5 times. This helps in washing off the mud. Some people put the koorka in a sack prior to washing and thrash it gently so that the mud and dry skin peel off.
  • After cleaning , cut it into small pieces.
  • Cook in hot water for 15 minutes with turmeric and chilli powder.
  • Now, prepare the tempering by adding mustard and curry leaves to hot oil. Add the cooked koorka pieces and stir well.
  • Serve hot as side dish with rice.




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