Whether you like them or not, you can’t ignore potatoes. From fries and wedges to cutlets, curries, bakes, and pies, the ever-versatile and humble ingredient is employed in practically all types of cuisines to make a smorgasbord of foods. It’s fascinating to learn that potatoes are environmentally friendly crops. They’re simple to grow and don’t require a lot of fertilizers or chemicals. Despite tasting wonderful in any form, fried, baked, or boiled, it’s frequently referred to as a starchy companion. Whether you like it or not, you can’t ignore it. The mushy mash quickly absorbs the flavours of other ingredients and can thus be prepared in a variety of ways to satisfy the palate. There are so many potato recipes that you may prepare for a lunch party each day of the week. Try each one and prove you’re the best cook in town.
1. Aloo Chaat
Crispy potatoes with a blend of spicy and sweet chutneys; this street food dish is a delight to the senses. The sour and savoury cubed fried potatoes come in a variety of flavours and states. In the summer, pair them with coke, and in the winter, with masala chai. Lemon water is sometimes added to make it tangier and more delicious.
2. Batata Vada
A favorite snack found on Maharashtra’s streets. In English, the word “batata” means “potato.” Mash masaledar potatoes are deep fried till brown in a thick besan (chickpea flour) batter. With a zesty chutney on the side.
3. Mughlai Aloo
After a long and exhausting day, this vegetarian recipe, ‘Mughlai Aloo,’ is all you need for dinner. A rich and traditional blend of aromatic spices and potatoes are immersed in a delectable sauce in this recipe.
4. Aloo Tikki
Aloo Tikki, served with tamarind sauce and mint sauce, is the most delicious dish you will ever eat. Aloo Tikki will make you fall in love with potatoes all over again if you are a fan. Even though Aloo Tikki is offered all throughout India, the greatest version is found in Lucknow. Aloo Tikki is not just popular in India, but also around the world, and it can be found in Indian restaurants all over the world. Nothing, however, compares to the classic Aloo Tikki offered in India.
5. Aloo Methi
With the softness of potatoes and the delightful bitterness of methi, potatoes with fenugreek leaves feel foreign every time you eat aloo methi. The delicious aroma and flavour of aloo methi tempts you to devour one or two more chapatis.
6. Vada Pav
Vada Pav is made by slicing a bun in half and inserting a deep-fried potato dumpling inside, along with additional dips on the bun. Vada Pav is a food that all Mumbai residents adore, and it is consumed in large quantities throughout the day. The aromatic spices and fresh dips utilised within, as well as the low cost, are the key reasons for its appeal.
Dabeli is a mouthwatering combination of potatoes, pomegranate, masala, peanuts, and burger buns. Dabeli will quickly become your favourite food on our list if you enjoy dishes with a mix of spices and sugar. Dabeli was invented in Gujarat, and street sellers may be found selling it all around Ahmedabad. To make your vacation more unforgettable, try a flavorful Gujrati dish.
8. Aloo Paratha
Aloo paratha is a flat bread made without yeast and filled with a potato filling. The majority of parathas are filling and delicious. A few spices are added to the potato filling. Ground cumin, red chilli powder, black pepper, and asafoetida are the most common spices used (hing). A heavy tawa is used to cook each paratha, which is often brushed with butter or vegetable oil. Serve them plain or with a side of spicy mango pickle.
9. Aloo 65
This aloo 65, like many potato dishes, is best served with a dipping sauce such as Mint Chutney, Cilantro Chutney, Tomato Ketchup, or any other condiment of your choice. Please keep in mind that this is a recipe that should be eaten right out of the pan. As with other fried foods, the crispiness of the potatoes will fade as they cool.
10. Bread Pakora
Bread pakoras are fried bread pieces that have been dipped in a spicy gramme flour batter. The most popular bread pakoda dish sandwiches a spiced potato mixture between two slices of bread, resembling a sandwich. It’s then dipped in gram flour batter and deep-fried till golden brown. So, basically, these are fried sandwiches with a spicy, flavorful potato filling.
11. Chilli Potato
Serve with hakka noodles or any soup for a simple Indo-Chinese starter or snack. These can be served as an appetiser or as a tea time snack at parties.
12. Aloo Gobhi
Aloo Gobhi is a traditional Punjabi dry vegetable dish made with aloo (potatoes) and gobhi (chicken) (cauliflower). One of our favourite go-to comfort foods is this simple dry curry that goes great with roti and dal tadka on the side. For a basic supper, serve it with rice and moong dal tadka or veggie sambar.
13. Potato Nuggets
With its juicy mouth feel and nice cheesy flavour, the potato nuggets are sure to impress. To produce this all-time favourite snack, a mixture of mashed potatoes and cheese, beautifully spiced with red chilli flakes, is moulded into potato nuggets and deep fried.
14. Ragda Pattice
Ragda Pattice is a pea sauce with mashed potato patties. It’s comparable to chhole tikki, which is more renowned in India’s north. This dish is famous as a street food option and is also available in Indian fast food establishments. Pattice refers to the potato cakes at the centre of the cuisine, and may be a localization of the English word patties.
15. Aloo Pakora
Potato slices are dipped in besan batter and deep-fried till crispy. These take only 20 minutes to prepare. Aloo Pakoras are a popular teatime snack that everyone enjoys with their tea.
16. Aloo Gosht
Depending on how the dish is made, the spices used, and the place in which it was created, aloo gosht can be classified as a curry, stew, or shorba. The recipe can be served with simple rice or flatbreads like roti, paratha, or naan.
17. Aloo Curry
Aloo curry is a thin curry dish made with potatoes and tomatoes that is usually made without onions or garlic. This style of aloo sabzi or aloo tamatar (potato and tomato) curry is commonly served during weddings (shaadis) and gurudwara langars. The recipe is ideal for serving with chapati or roti during the vrat or fasting season.
18. Aloo Bonda
One of the most famous South Indian snacks is aloo bonda, which is cooked with spicy potatoes. This dish is similar to batata vada, except it’s made in the South Indian style. Aloo bonda is commonly served as an evening snack in tiffin centres. They’re served with a chutney made of coconut.
19. Aloo Beans
One of the most popular dishes to serve with rice and a coconut-based kuzhambu or curry is Beans Aloo Sabzi. While this recipe should include sufficient proportions of beans and potatoes, you can modify the proportions, add another vegetable, and basically do whatever you want with it.
20. Aloo Capsicum Pulao
The inclusion of capsicum transforms the flavour of the potato pulao. For a distinct flavour, use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes in this potato pulao. Make sure the rice isn’t overcooked, as this will detract from the appearance and flavour of the potato pulao.