Hot, Sweet and Sour!

As usual, I was standing in the bus stop, to pick up kiddo after school. The school bus came, dropped him and dropped a bomb shell along with that : Kiddo’s mid-term vacation starts from Saturday, not from Tuesday as informed earlier.

Technically if you look at it, its just Monday that they have declared a holiday. But there was so much of hope in that one day, that I cannot express in words! I stood there rooted for a whole minute before I could move.

Any way, now that I know, the next step is to lure my next door neighbor Mittu (6 year old girl) to play with my son. I do everything short of putting candies in a line from her place to mine, to get her to play with my son. I have volunteered with full enthusiasm to baby sit her for the holidays.

So as I am preparing myself for nonstop noise, house full of clutter, ‘(S)he did it first!’ complaints, crying & fighting episodes and damage to the house (yet to fix the curtain rod from last time), I am sharing a recipe here that has a bit of everything going through my mind – sweet, spicy, salty and a bit tangy, but something that you won’t mind doing again and again.


  • Baby Potatoes                :    12 – 15, cut into wedges
  • Sesame Oil                       :     2-3 tbsp
  • Onions                               :    1, sliced thin
  • Garlic                                 :    1 -2 pods, crushed and chopped
  • Tomatoes                         :    2, chopped
  • Capsicum                         :     1/2 of a big one, chopped
  • Chilli Powder                 :      1 tsp
  • Soya sauce                      :      1 – 2 tsp
  • Sugar                                 :      1 tsp


  1. Cut the potatoes into wedges and shallow fry in sesame oil. Drain and set aside in a paper napkin.
  2. In the remaining oil in the pan, add the onion, garlic and capsicum. Cook till onions are done.
  3. Add the tomatoes and chilli powder. Cook till the tomatoes are done.
  4. Add the Soya sauce, salt and sugar. Cook for 2 minutes more and take off the heat.
  5. Add salt to the potato wedges and mix thoroughly. Serve with the hot and sweet sauce over it.
  6. Perfect with rice varieties, rotis or noodles.


I found this recipe here, who found it in my namesake’s site :)

I spooned the sauce over plain rice and served with potatoes on the side for my son. He loved it that way.

And yes, its really heavenly!

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6 thoughts on “Hot, Sweet and Sour!

  1. I can understand what you are saying. I have 2 year and 5 month old who want to explore everything. This potato with tomato dish looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul Hop.


  2. I can relate! I have a 4 year old boy that I work very hard to keep occupied – I haven’t taken the time to calculate whether he does more damage on his own or with friends. :) I love the combination of sweet and sour and spicy, but I have to admit, I have never had it in a dish that has potatoes. It sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.


  3. tee hee my d’s vacation has just started and there are already these cries of he did it first& she did it first not to mention the messy home- hubby dearest after a hectic day at works comes home and asks me was the house cleaned today- u can imagine the cacaphony & the damage to the house (Hee hee). loved the dishes that best describes these vacations- had a joyful read !


  4. i think this will go very well with pasta.. i am on the lookout for good pasta sauces these days and that’s the first thing that comes to mind. You have a wonderful site here with amusing writing, beautiful pictures and especially love the chickpea and spinach soup.


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