"What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow." - AA Milne
The ever so versatile, humble ingredient, used widely in almost all types of cuisines. The world's favorite root vegetable was brought to India by the Portuguese. The word potato comes from the Spanish word 'patata'. Potatoes were the world's first vegetable to be grown in space. Fried, baked or boiled, despite tasting delicious in any form it's often touted as a starchy companion.
The skin of the potato, which is removed in most recipes, contains the maximum nutrients. It is also fascinating to know that potatoes are very eco-friendly crops. They are easy to grow and require minimum fertilizers and chemicals.
Did you know that potatoes can reduce face blemishes if you wash your face with cool potato juice daily? Here are our 10 best potato recipes which we think are a must try!
1. Pakistani Style Potatoes Bhujia with Besan ki Roti
Recipe by Chef Mehmood Akhtar
Potatoes stirred in with cross border flavors. Made in desi ghee, a mash up of potatoes, capsicum, sweet corn, cabbage & a few spices. Served with freshly made besan ki roti.
2. Dum Aloo Lakhnavi
Recipe by Chef Andy
Dum aloo made Lakhnavi style! Fried potatoes stuffed with paneer, mingled in a rich, masaledar onion and tomato gravy. Great for laying out an elaborate spread!
Recipe by Chef Kishore D Reddy
A popular snack from the streets of Maharahtra. Batata translates into potato in English. Mashed masaledar potatoes coated in a thick besan (chickpea flour) batter and deep fried till golden. Served with a tangy chutney.
4. Honey Chilli Potatoes
Recipe by Chef Nishtha Asrani
An oriental favorite with many! A quick and easy snack to impress those unannounced guests.
5.Dilli Ki Fried Aloo Chaat
Recipe by Chef Aditya Bal
A popular deep fried potato chaat from the streets of Delhi. Tossed in tamarind and mint chutney, this fried aloo chaat is a must try.
6. Gratin of Potatoes with Garlic Cream
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
Dig deep into the layers of thinly slices seasoned potatoes and cheese, baked golden brown. A meal that satisfies the soul!
7. Spicy Potato
Recipe by Chef Marut Sikka
For all the spice lovers! Potatoes cooked with the tang of tomatoes and the fire of chillies. Perk up your everyday meals with this fiery recipe.
8. Achar Ke Aloo
Recipe by Chef Roopa Gulati
Fried potatoes tossed in achaari flavours of chillies, mustard seeds, vinegar and sugar. A recipe that makes for a light and interesting meal!
9. Bangbang Batata
Recipe by Chef Tara Deshpande
A quick and crispy potato snack. This recipe was shared by Tara Deshpande in the gourmet session at The Imperial, New Delhi. The recipe is a part of her book "A Sense for Spice".
10. Heeng Aur Dhaniye Ke Chatpate Aloo
Recipe by Chef Meraj Ul Haque
Potatoes stir fried with aromatic masalas, lemon juice, ginger, chillies and the pungent taste of heeng. Perfect as a quick, hassle-free side dish.