Potato is a staple diet in India. If nothing is available, just pick up a couple of potatoes and you will have a dish ready in a jiffy. Here I have consolidated a few potato recipes that can be used in times of need.
Dahi ke Aloo – Boil a few potatoes and cut into pieces. Prepare a curd gravy and cook the potatoes in it.
Aloo Zeera – A very popular side dish, it is nothing but chopped potato cooked in oil and zeera.
Aloo Tamatar – Potatoes cooked in tomato gravy. Variations are aloo-matar, aloo-paneer, aloo-mushroom and so on. You can add any ingredient you want with aloo.
Dum Aloo – You take very small potatoes for these. Boil and peel them. Cook in tomato-curd gravy.
Aloo Parathe – Prepare stuffing by mashing boiled potatoes and mixing in salt, chilli powder and chopped coriander. Use it to fill in parathe.
Stuffed Capsicum – Empty the capsicum from the inside. Roast potato mash and use it for stuffing the capsicum. Fry the capsicum in minimal oil.
Potato Raita – Chop boiled potato into small pieces. Mix with curd and add white salt, black salt, red chilli powder, roasted zeera powder and bits of pineapple. Served chilled.
So next time you see potatoes lying around in your kitchen, you will know what to do with them. Enjoy J