A simple potato dish which goes well as a side for any meat or can be enjoyed with some Rotis or bread.
1 kg potatoes, peeled and sliced (not too thin but not too thick)
5-6 big fresh tomatoes
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. sugar
some coriander (leaves and some stems too)
¼ tsp. garlic paste
2 green chilies
¼ tsp. turmeric powder
Fry your potatoes on medium heat until done. Remove and drain then blot on tissues. Alternatively you can boil the potatoes whilst whole and then peel and slice them for a healthier version, but it won't taste as good. ;)
Wash and cut your tomatoes into quarters (skin and all!). Put them in a blender, add the 2 green chilies and a bit of the coriander sticks/stems just for an extra flavor/aroma. Add a bit of water and blend until completely smooth.
Heat some oil in a pan or wok. Add the garlic paste, followed by the tomato paste. Let this fry for a couple of minutes on low whilst stirring regularly, then add the turmeric and tomato paste. Sprinkle some salt, cover and let this simmer on medium heat until it thickens and the tomatoes' raw taste has gone. Add the tsp. of sugar and keep boiling for a few more minutes until you find that it's a thick lovely/vibrant colored gravy n some oil is separating from it.
Now add the fried potatoes and stir together, adjust salt and if you prefer the gravy to be a bit lighter you can add a bit of water and simmer it for a few minutes. The potatoes will absorb some of the moisture from the gravy, so make sure that there is a bit more gravy than you would normally want, some will disappear into the potatoes. If you're using boiled potatoes, after you add them into the gravy, stick them in the oven for about 5 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve!