Potato is the most popular starchy root vegetable and is one of the cheapest used staple food ingredients consumed all over the world. It is a nutritious vegetable even the Children often refuse to eat vegetables but they like potatoes. Potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, fiber and vitamins B6 and C, which makes them a top choice in food dishes for people looking for healthy food.
The following list of popular potato recipes in India:
- Aloo ka Parantha
Aloo ka Paratha is one of the most popular breakfast dish in all over the country. It is usually served with butter, chutney, curd or mango pickle.
- Chilli Potato
Chilli Potato is Indo-Chineese cuisine which is very easy to make and can be served as a side dish with fried rice. To make this recipe simply potatoes need to be fried and then tossed in sweet sour chilli sauce. Kids like this recipe very much. Chilly potato can be made in two ways… with gravy or without gravy. If you prefer eating spicy food then dry or chilly potato without gravy will be your choice.
- Aloo Matar
Another Potato recipe which is cooked in every household. Aloo mattar (matar) is a punjabi dish consisting of potatoes (Aloo) and peas (matter) cooked together in rich gravy made of onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger cumin seeds and other spices. This dish is a hot favorite among all age groups and is served with roti or steamed rice.
- Vada Pav
Vada Pav is the most popular Mumbai roadside snack. It is available on every street corner in Mumbai. You will find shops selling vada pav all over mumbai and even outside schools and colleges. It is a ball of boiled and mashed potatoes, spiced up with aromatic masalas, dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried. The golden brown fried ball is served wrapped in fresh bun, along with hot and spicy garlic chutney.
- Baigan Aloo
Aloo Banigan is an amazing combination and make a delicious flavorful side dish when they cooked together with onion, tomatoes and flavored with aromatic spices. Aloo baingan is a delicious dish when served with hot chapatis or steamed rice.
- Capsicum Stuffed with Potatoes
A dish having unique and delicious taste is capsicum stuffed with potatoes. Bharwan shimla mirch recipe is created with a mixture of boiled mashed potato, crumbled paneer, onions is stuffed in the bell peppers and cooked by baking, roasting or steaming. These Stuffed capsicum are filled with goodness of protein, vitamins,veggies and yummy ingredients creating a balanced food for everyone.
- Dum Aloo
Kashmiri dum aloo is the crowning jewel of the potato recipes in India. Potato vegetable has its own distinct taste. But Kashmiri Dum aloo taste is slightly different from normal potato cuisine. It is cooked using small sized potatoes which are deep fried and then added to rich paste of tomatoes and onions, which is flavored with traditional Kashmiri spices such as ginger powder and fennel. You can make a potato dish on festivals or special occasions. You can serve it with Tandoori Roti and Lacha Parantha too.
- Aloo Pudding (Halwa)
Potatoes are commonly used integrient in fasting food. You would have made potato chips, chat for fasting, but have you tried potato halwa. It is most popular and yummy dessert from Uttar Pradesh and is usually made during the festive season of Navratri. It is prepared from the mix of mashed potatoes, ghee, dryfruits and sugar. This halwa is delicious as well as can be cooked easily in a very short time.
- Dilli ki Fried Aloo Chaat
Aloo Chat is a mouth-watering street food that is available at every street corner in and around Delhi. This chaat is made by boiling and deep frying few potatoes that is sprinkled over with some exotic, spicy, flavorful freshly ground chaat masala spices, finely chopped colorful tomatoes, onions, green chillies, added with little awesome sweet, sour and tangy chutneys like sweet chutney, mint chutney, red chilli powder, coriander leaves and lemon juice.
- Aloo Gobi
Aloo gobi (potatoes & cauliflower) is a popular dry Indian dish made with potatoes and cauliflower mixed with aromatic spices and stir fried. This dish can be made in several ways, you can make it with only onions or tomatoes or use no onion-tomato at all. A delicious aloo gobi mutter made of potatoes, cauliflower and green peas mixed with the spices. Serve with hot puris or rotis. Aloo Gobi is a traditional north Indian delicacy and a staple dish in Punjab and popular across the globe.
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