Monday, 15 February 2016

Potatoes -something warm




After spending the weekend in an easterly blast straight off The Wash completing Wall 3 of the workshop rebuild (below) we needed something warm. Above is becoming a favourite in our house, it is a receipe my daughter in law did for us at Christmas.


Curried potato chunks? (that's what I call it, may have a fancy name elsewhere)
Par boil your potatoes (best to use quite firm variety).
Meanwhile in a tablespoon of olive oil gently add quarter of a tea spoon of turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam marsla and paprika. As the spices begin to darken and add some onion and garlic. When softened add the drained potatoes and toss well. I add a bit of water and semi poach the mix till potatoes are ready and then stir in a handful of peas.  This cheers up any plain meat or fish tea!
No real expense as the spices are in the cupboard and there are always potatoes, onions and garlic around.

I was reading someone's blog the other day of the stand by puddings. It was very like our own. Our go-to pudding when I just can't be bothered, and the husband is the only one really wanting a pud, is good old fashioned semolina! Ready in 5 minutes and ingredients are on stand by from the fridge and cupboard (semolina 50p for 500gms, quarter pint of milk and spoonful of sugar). I dont offer him jam to put in it, as the sugar content is high enough without any extras. 



10 comments:

  1. Those potatoes sound tasty. Our local Hindu Temple does the most amazing chick pea and potato curry. It is open to everyone and used to cost £3 for a huge plateful. I must visit it again

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    1. Never really cooked well with chick peas myself but when experts do it they are quite nice!

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  2. Going to try your potato dish, sounds perfect for the cold evenings. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Too tasty. I have to limit the amount of potatoes or we would be putting on weight.

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  4. My mum used to add lots of extra potatoes to curry. My sister and i used to make curried potato butties.....delicious.

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    1. I often add potatoes or mushrooms to fill out curry, makes it go further. Curry butties? Not tried that.

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  5. We make something similar here, really tasty :o) x

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  6. Will try the potato dish looks good.

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