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From 'achaar ke aloo' to potato tarts and salads: 10 delicious potato dishes you may not have prepared using the humble vegetable

The humble potato and its potential for deliciousness is endless. Have you tried preparing these potato dishes?

Updated:October 20, 2014, 9:10 AM IST
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From 'achaar ke aloo' to potato tarts and salads: 10 delicious potato dishes you may not have prepared using the humble vegetable
The humble potato and its potential for deliciousness is endless. Have you tried preparing these potato dishes?
The essential ingredient of Indian curries, it is hard to imagine Indian dishes without potatoes. Potato wafers, French fries and potato salads have been the other areas that have exploited a potato's talent. However, there's a lot more you can do with a potato!

The humble vegetable and its potential for deliciousness is endless. Throw in a few spices and you could create an entirely new recipe with the help of potatoes. From exotic potato salads to pickled potatoes, there's an unexplored world of food that you can enter using potatoes.

Mashed potatoes or roasted potatoes, you can try all of these and experiment with the modest potato. Here are 10 recipes you should try if you love potatoes dearly.
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Honey chilli potatoes: A regular feature on every Chinese restaurant’s menu, honey chilli potatoes give potato fries a tangy twist that every Indian looks for in food. Red chilli powder, tomato sauce, garlic and vinegar lend this dish a sweet and spicy flavour that is a delight for your taste buds.
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Achaar ke aloo: Achaari aloo or achaar ke aloo are friend potatoes that are tossed in the pickled flavours of chillies, mustard seeds, vinegar and sugar. This light and interesting meal is tasty and tangy. Fry potatoes until golden, add a dash of ginger and garlic, sprinkle some sugar and pour on vinegar. Pour the pickled flavours on potatoes, and you’re ready with a new potato side dish.
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Chicken cutlets with smashed potatoes and peas: In case you love potatoes to the extent you want to add them to everything you eat, add them to chicken cutlets. Mash potatoes with scallions, butter and salt and pepper. Season the chicken with spices and coat with flour. Cook the chicken and serve with potatoes.
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Parmesan roasted potatoes: This dish involves buttery garlic potatoes tossed with Parmesan goodness and are roasted to crisp-tender perfection. Add oil, garlic, oregano, basil and Parmesan, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. Bake until the potatoes are golden brown and crisp, stir in butter, and you will forget every other roasted potato dish you’ve ever tasted.
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Potato, leek and feta tart: This exotic potato dish requires the use of leeks, zucchini, salt and pepper. Stir all of this in Feta and toss with potatoes. Place the potato mixture on a piecrust and fold the edge of the piecrust over the potato mixture. Bake and relish the tart!
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Scalloped potatoes: Famous in North America, scalloped potatoes are a mixture of potatoes and creamy sauce. Thinly sliced potatoes meet creamy sauce and spices like paprika, ginger and basil. It can be served as a side dish.
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Spicy Thai potato salad: The Thai-inspired potato salad is full of flavours and is a bold alternative to the traditional potato salad. It isn’t too spicy and uses less red chilli than most Indian potato dishes. It goes well with Thai fish dishes and leafy green salad. Lime juice, garlic, ginger and chillies can be mixed with potatoes.
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Chipotle potato salad: The Chipotle potato salad differs considerably from the plain-jane potato salads you may have tasted for brunch. With mayonnaise, mustard, fresh lime juice, and spices poured over warm potatoes, this crackling potato salad has all the flavours a potato salad never had.
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Jalapeno cheddar mashed potatoes: Melt butter in milk and stir in cheese. Mix with mashed potatoes and add jalapeno and mayonnaise seasoned with salt and white pepper and serve right away. This unique dish is only for those who swear by cheese.
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Southwestern hash: Southwestern hash has potatoes, spicy sausage, vegetables and perfectly cooked eggs. This dish can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sprinkle potatoes with salt, pepper and add cooked sausage, onion and bell pepper. When the eggs are set, add the eggs, tomatoes, avocados and cilantro. The exotic dish is perfect for those who love potatoes, sausage and eggs!
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