Friday, April 7, 2017

9 scrumptious recipes using Potato

Potatoes are a staple at any table. Whether you are hosting a get-together, or enjoying dinner with friends, or simply hanging out with your family, this comfort food favorite is sure to satisfy every taste bud. So versatile, you can roast, bake, stir fry or boil them. Having a neutral starchy flavor, they complement almost any meal. From starters to side dish, main dish to dessert, potato never fails to disappoint.
There are about about 100 varieties of edible potatoes grown around the world. These range in size, shape, color, starch content and flavor. Besides being a world staple, potato has an impressive nutritional profile. It is a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid.

Here are some of our family faves.

Grilled Potato wedges
Crisp crunchy exterior with soft fluffy insides, flavored with spice mixture of your liking and a little char from the grill. These perfectly seasoned grilled potato fries/wedges are one of my favorite sides to serve with any BBQ dish. They are quick and delish and pair wonderfully with most meats coming off the grill.
Find the detailed recipe here.

Sweet Potato Wedges
These grilled wedges make for an excellent side dish alongside grilled salmon or chicken. Sweet and soft on the inside, charred and crunchy on the outside – what’s not to love here? And I love that all components for dinner can be cooked outside and there is practically no clean-up to do in the kitchen.
Find the detailed recipe here.

Aloo chaat
Diced potatoes are fried in generous helpings of oil on large griddles or tava and drizzled with tamarind, mint chutneys and an array of ground fragrant spices.
This version is much lighter without compromising the taste. Roast the half boiled potatoes in the oven with just a drizzle of olive oil to get the crisp delish spud. If you prefer, you can shallow fry your diced potatoes and flavor them with chaat masala.
Find the detailed recipe here.

Batata Vada
Battered, deep fried potato fritters typically served as a tea time snack is a popular Maharashtra street food and is served with a bunch of condiments such as green mint coriander chutney and the red chili garlic chutney. Flavored mashed potatoes are shaped into round balls and dipped in a thick chickpea flour batter, then deep fried to get a crispy exterior with a soft interior.Find the detailed recipe here.

Aloo tikki
The evergreen Indian street food is loved by all, big and small. Spiced potato cutlets fried to perfection to give a crispy exterior and a soft interior. This versatile dish can be served in several ways and is a real comfort food for those cold and wet evenings.
Find the detailed recipe here.

Dum Aloo
This fried potato curry is an Indian dish from the Kashmiri kitchen. Small baby potatoes are cooked in a tangy spiced gravy of ginger, garlic, tomatoes and yogurt. The beautiful reddish hue comes from Kashmiri chili powder which have a distinctive flavor, though not very spicy. I like it with roti or naan. Dum aloo can be served on special occasions and looks as beautiful as it tastes.Find the detailed recipe here.

Sesame potatoes (til wale aloo)
My mom's recipe, this dish is from Nepal and is always a favored item in gatherings. This spicy vegan fare takes multiple steps but is well worth the effort. As the flavors blend it, taste enhances after 24 hours. So I always make a double batch to ensure left-overs for later. This dish is suitable for a fasting meal.
Find the detailed recipe here.

Aloo Posto
A simple and delicious stir fried potato dish, aloo posto is a staple in Bengali households. Using just a few ingredients you can make these spicy potatoes and they taste awesome with dal and plain roti. The main flavor comes from poppy seeds.
Find the detailed recipe here.

Sweet potato fudge (shakarkandi halwa)
Shakarkandi ka halwa or sweet potato fudge makes for a delicious prasad and dessert for the day of fasting. A must try for everyone with a sweet tooth.
Find the detailed recipe here.

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