I often feel that potatoes are hugely unrepresented – people see them as as something to just add to a dish or fill up a plate – but in actual fact they can be a dish in their own right. Potatoes are 100% natural, fat free, have a high nutritional content, and are locally grown as well as easy to cook, so it is madness that we aren’t making anough use of this humble vegetable. I am working with Potatoes: More than a bit on the side and Potatoes: More than a bit on the side for Ireland to bring potatoes back to our dinner tables again! Potatoes are so versatile and can form the basis of lots of different meal ideas.
As a family, we love eating all sorts of potato dishes, from potato bakes and jacket potatoes topped with tuna and sweetcorn to loaded potato skins packed with peppers, tomatoes and avocado and served with a big colourful salad. One of our current favourites is a Bombay Potato dish. You can make it as fiery or as mild as you like, and it’s a great way to introduce children to spicy food.
- Bombay potatoes2015-11-06 10:16:20Ingredients
- 3 tablespoons sunflower or rapeseed oil
- A pinch ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon each of turmeric, ground coriander, ground masala, mustard seeds and chilli powder. You can adjust these quantities if you want a milder flavour.
- 1 small piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 4 knobs butter
- 6 medium potatoes, peeled, parboiled and chopped into chunks
- 4 diced tomatoes
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- Heat the oil in a pan
- Fry the spices for a few minutes
- Add the butter and potatoes - make sure the potates get thoroughly covered in the spice mixture.
- Cook gently and slowly for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are soft
- Stir in the tomatoes, and a small handful of fresh coriander if required
- Serves 6-8 people
This is fast becoming a family favourite, with everyone enjoying this new flavour. We have served it with a mild curry, with fajitas and with burgers as a healthier alternative to chips. Potatoes are low in sugar, salt free and a good source of fibre and potassium, so we should definitely be using them more – we have made them part of our weekly meal routine, and use them in so many different ways.
Have you got a favourite potato recipe? If so I would love you to share it with me – I am always happy to hear new family meal ideas!
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