One of the most versatile vegetables, potato is the lifeline of our country. Here we look at five of the most delicious recipes for potatoes, which are very easy to make too.
Potatoes! A savior, a comfort food that is available throughout the year and the only root vegetable that is found in every house across the country.
Interestingly, the word ‘potato’ comes from the Spanish word ‘patata’, and India tasted it when the Portuguese came to our country.
It can be fried, baked or boiled and customized to ones taste buds.
Let’s have a look at five of the most delicious potato dishes we have found for you.
Potato Bhujia Pakistani style
Made in desi-ghee, with mashed potatoes, capsicum, sweet corn and cabbage, the dish contains some authentic Indian spices. Add turmeric, coriander powder, red chilli powder and some garam-masala to bring out the cross border flavors.
For all you spice lovers out there, this is one dish to die for. Simple to make, all you need is tomatoes, red chilli powder, green chillies and dried red chillies! You can boil the potatoes first or you can cook them after putting in all the spices and tomatoes.
Roasted Potatoes with Greens
Those who are health-conscious should definitely try the roasted potatoes that are cooked in fresh spinach, garlic, butter and sea salt. Add some of your favorite shredded cheese and pour some olive oil. And Voila! Your healthy roasted potatoes are ready to be savored!
Fried Aloo Chaat
How can we talk about potatoes and not mention the famous ‘aloo ki chat’ from Delhi. Fried potatoes in mint and tamarind chutney with a pinch of chat masala, is one of the most popular street foods in Saadi Dilli! You can keep the skin of the potato on as it contains the most nutrients.
Cheesy Mashed Potato Bake
After street food, let’s come to a sophisticated dish that requires baking. The dish that literally melts in the mouth starts its journey with boiling the potatoes until tender. Now mash the potatoes and add butter, milk, cheese and spring onions to it. Grease a baking dish, preheated on medium-high grill. Put the mixture in the dish and sprinkle some breadcrumps and parmesan cheese. Season it with pepper. Grill for 5-10 minutes until it is golden brown on the top. Serve with a glass of wine and woo your partner in style!
From French fries to aloo bhaja, there are a thousand other ways of cooking potatoes and we are sure you already know many! But try these for a different take on our very own patata and tell us which one you liked the most.