I am posting this recipe because I got quite a few requests for it when I reviewed Monica Bhide’s latest book, Modern Spice. Monica‘s friend Vrinda cooks potatoes like this and so she calls them V’s Ps!
When I first saw this recipe in the book, it looked a lot like one of the potato “curries” I make, so I’m very sure Monica‘s friend is a south Indian. My own version is traditional south Indian style of cooking potatoes and doesn’t include garlic, but I have to say that garlic really adds to this recipe.
Monica says her friend Vrinda** doesn’t consider herself a “real” cook in the style of exotic, stylish and gourmet cooking.
I guess each of us has our own idea of what a “real” cook is, but like Monica I also think that anyone who puts in their effort and love into cooking up tasty and satisfying food is the “real” cook.
This is a very simple yet tasty way of cooking potatoes. I did change a few small things in the recipe when I made this for my convenience and to suit our taste. I am adding this in brackets wherever applicable, in a different colour.