Potato Recipes

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 fiber. 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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    Aaloo Paratha

    Aaloo paratha
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    Extremely popular with North Indians, these are best eaten with chilled yogurt and your favorite pickle or chutney. Want to be naughty? Aaloo parathas taste delicious with fresh, thick cream or a knob of unsalted, homemade butter!

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    South Indian Stir-fried Potato...

    Raw potatoes out of a sack on rustic wood table
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    ... tastes great as a filling in Dosas (crispy rice batter pancakes) or eaten with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread).

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    Sooka Aaloo Simla Mirch

    Close-Up Of Diced Peppers On Cutting Board
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    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).

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    Bharvaan Simla Mirchi

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    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 (pictured, see recipe below).

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    Baingan Aaloo Ki Subji

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    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.

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    Kashmiri Dum Aaloo

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    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.

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    Aaloo Shepoo Chi Bhaaji

    Fresh potatoes close-up.
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    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).

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    Gobhi Aaloo Mutter Ki Subji

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    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.

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    Aaloo Ka Bharta

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    Aaloo Ka Bharta or seasoned, mashed potato Indian-style has its home in the state of Bihar in North India. Serve it with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) topped with ghee.

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    Vada Pav

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    Straight out of the heart of Maharashtra in Western Indian, Vada Pav has iconic status in India. It used to be "poor man's food", but these days even the rich and famous can be spotted eating it at Bombay's (Mumbai) numerous roadside food stalls!

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    Chilli Potatoes

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     Delicious Chilli Potatoes is an Indian adaptation of a Chinese recipe! It makes for a terrific snack or side dish!