The humble potato may not look too fancy but it is definitely popular! From crisps in the UK to hash browns in the US and Vada Pav in India, potatoes are a favorite comfort food.
Being a high carbohydrate food, potatoes have always been shunned by dieters. A little known fact though, is that they are a rich source of vitamins B6 and C, potassium and dietary fibre. Don't lose out by letting this versatile veg's looks or reputation fool you! Love potatoes? Try these popular Indian potato dishes:
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Extremely popular with North Indians, these are best eaten with chilled yoghurt and your favourite pickle or chutney. Want to be naughty? Aaloo parathas taste delicious with fresh, thick cream or a knob of unsalted, home-made butter!
... tastes great as a filling in Dosas (crispy rice batter pancakes) or eaten with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread).
Baby potatoes and crunchy bell peppers make this dish subtle yet tasty. Serve it with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice and Kaali Daal (black lentil curry).
This is another one of those foods that look like they take a lot of time and effort to make but in truth, are easy to prepare. Bharvaan Simla Mirchi can even be stuffed with Masala Kheema (see recipe below).
I have never met an eggplant I didn't love! Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. The nice thing is you can make it so many ways. This recipe is really easy and turns out a delicious dish that tastes great when served with hot Chapatis.
This recipe uses favorite Kashmiri spices like fennel/aniseed and ginger powder. Dum Aaloo is named so because it is cooked under Dum or pressure. In this cooking method, the food is cooked under pressure in its own juices.
If you're in a rush but want something tasty and wholesome to eat, this is the dish for you. You can cook it quickly in a pan and even quicker in a pressure cooker. Either way the steps to follow are the same. Aaloo mutter is a great brunch, lunch or dinner dish and is perfect with freshly made puris, a fried Indian bread.
Aaloo Postu is one of my husband's favorite dishes! He grew up eating it and keeps asking me to cook him some. I didn't until I got the recipe from my Father-in-law. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to prepare this mildly flavored yet very tasty dish. Take a look.
I love this tasty vegetable dish from Maharashtra in western India, for its sheer simplicity. It takes just 10-15 minutes to make from start to finish but the results are very satisfying indeed. Serve Shepu Chi Bhaaji with hot Chapatis and a bowl of your favorite Daal (lentils).
This is a simple, wholesome dish that is perfect when served with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or Parathas (pan fried Indian flatbread). It makes for a quick and easy meal on those days when you can't be bothered spending hours in the kitchen.