My friend Claire shares her recipe for potato salad with an Indian twist. I'm not usually a potato fan, but even I couldn't resist trying this preparation out.
3 lbs. baby gold potatoes, scrubbed, skins on, quartered
1 Tbsp. salt
4 oz. goat cheese crumbles
6 oz. plain Greek yogurt (like Fage Total 0% Classic Greek Yogurt)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tsp. curry powder (like Kroger Curry Powder)
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
4 baby dill pickles, sliced
handful of green onions
You'll Also Need:
a large pot in which to cook the potatoes, a mixing bowl, a colander, kitchen scissors
3. Use a colander to strain all of the water out of the potatoes. Put them back into the hot pot to ensure they're completely dry. Splash them with the red wine vinegar and give them a quick stir to help evenly spread the vinegar.
The AHH Factor: Potatoes, commonly referred to as aloo in Indian cuisine, are a common Indian food ingredient. Unfortunately, I've never liked them. This is a point of contention between Nick and me as he LOVES potatoes. Like to the point of guilting me into making them. ("But mom would make them" is a line he's actually used. Seriously, though, how is my cooking ever going to live up to his mom's? AHHHH.) I do like one type of potato, sweet potatoes, but (of course) Nick hates those.
Does anyone know of a condo for sale with his and her kitchens?
So, it follows that when my good friend and fellow blogger Claire, who runs the insightful movie reviews blog Sneakaloo, offered me a taste of her potato salad at lunch the other day, I politely declined. But then she added that she'd put curry powder into the recipe, making it an Indian-American fusion dish. And, all that creaminess that I saw, well, it wasn't mayonnaise. It was a mix of yogurt and goat cheese. At this point, I was drooling and hoping she would stop talking so I could grab a bite. (Thanks, Claire!) I was impressed, and I hope you are too.
What are you favorite aloo recipes? I have this feeling that there will be many more potato recipes in my future.