Koorkka olarthu

Koorkka olarthu
Delicious koorkka olarthu is ready to be relished

Thie chinese potato, locally known as koorkka is the heart and soul of Kerala cooking. With its unique flavour, this tuber makes for a great side dish as stir fry.

½ kg koorkka
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp crushed pepper
1 tsp red chilli crushed
¼ cup shallots, sliced
5-6 garlic pods, sliced
A sprig of curry leaves
Salt, as required

De-skin the koorkka and slice them up
In a pan, add the koorkka, salt and a pinch of turmeric
Add enough water and boil until soft and cooked. Drain and keep aside
Heat oil in a pan and add the shallots
Add the garlic pods, crushed pepper and crushed red chilli. Saute well
Add the curry leaves, and give a good stir
Toss in the cooked koorkka and saute until they brown a little
Take off the pan and plate it up

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