Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Lemon Potatoes / Potato Podimas / Podimas Style I

These lemon potatoes aka  podimas (in Tamil) is  mashed potatoes with lemon. There a couple of types of podimas and lemon podimas is one style. They go great with rice or roti. They are great for sandwiches or can be used for making stuffed parathas too.  

Potatoes are loved by everyone. They make excellent curries, soups etc.....I mean the list is numerous. This simple curry can be easily made in 5 minutes if you have ready cooked potatoes. This curry is simple, delicious, and easy to make that it can be added to the menu for any parties. This can be a great addition to Thanksgiving Feast. Try this recipe for the Thanksgiving and let me know how you liked it.  This curry is perfectly balanced in flavors. The heat comes from dried red chilies and green Thai chilies, sourness from lemon, salt - these flavors balanced by the meaty potatoes. The tempering adds a great flavor and aroma. Adjust the heat by adding more or less Thai green chilies.

This curry has a different profile than The Oven-Roasted Dutch Potatoes. They both are equally delicious and satisfying. We love them equally and are often repeated dry curry in our home.

Welcome to #LemonWeek 2021 hosted by Lynn from Fresh April Flours!  What better way to welcome summer than with over 50 recipes featuring bright and sunny lemons? Come join me and my fellow Lemon Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrées and desserts!

Please visit the following links to know and try the recipes we shared for Wednesday #LemonWeek Recipes.

  • Lemon Crinkle Cookies by Fresh April Flours
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins by House of Nash Eats
  • Lemon Cake from Scratch by SueBee Homemaker
  • Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Mini Cheesecakes by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Lemon Brownies by Lemon Blossoms
  • Lemon Forward Margarita by Our Good Life
  • Lemon Garlic Rice by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
  • Lemon Doodles by The Redheaded Baker
  • Meyer Lemon Vanilla Salad Dressing by Shockingly Delicious
  • Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken by Daily Dish Recipes
  • Lemonade Vodka Shooters by Our Crafty Cocktails
  • Lemon Potatoes /Potato Podimas /Podimas Style by Magical Ingredients
  • Lemon Sour Cream Pie by Devour Dinner
  • Roasted Potatoes with Lemon, Oregano, and Feta by Cheese Curd In Paradise

  • I am linking this for Sundays on Silverado and Funtastic Friday.

    2-4 servings

    Boiled Potatoes - 2-4, or 2 cups, cooked
    Salt - 1/2 tsp
    Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
    Lemon juice - 1 -2 tsp
    Green Chilli - 1 or 2, chopped
    Ginger - 1/2 tsp, finely chopped
    Cilantro - 1 tbsp, chopped

    To Temper

    Oil - 2 tsp
    Mustard seeds - 1/3 tsp
    Split urad dhal - 1/3 tsp
    Curry leaf - a couple of leaves
    Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp


    Mash half of the potatoes and cube 1/2 of the potatoes. So it will be one cup each. 

    Heat oil in a pan. Add oil. Add the red chili, mustard seed, and when it splutters, add the urad dhal, followed by chopped green chilies, ginger, curry leaves and asafoetida. Sauté for a minute. Add the Potatoes, turmeric and salt. 

    Mix and continue to sauté for 2-4 minutes. 

    Add the lemon juice and sauté for a minute. Switch off the flame, transfer to a serving dish, garnish with cilantro. 

    Serve hot or warm with rice or roti.


    1. I've never thought to flavor my potatoes with lemon! How delish!

      1. They are a delicious combo!. Thanks, Lynn!

    2. I cannot wait to try these! Oh my goodness.!

    3. I am such a fan of all things lemon. I love savory lemon dishes! Can't wait to try this side dish.

    4. What a bright and flavorful potato dish!

    5. Sounds like a wonderful and delicious meal for sure.

    6. I love Potatoes and never thought to add lemon. Fun recipe!

    7. These potatoes look amazing! I love lemons and the flavors sound incredible.

      1. Yes, It's a very tasty potato! Thanks, Amy!

    8. Found you via Pinterest. This has become a weekly meal in our house. thanks for the recipe.