Friday, August 28, 2009

Curried Potato Salad

Perhaps its my partial Irish ancestry but I love potatoes. I also love potato salad, but it can be a bit bland and boring after a few picnics. Curry powder and some peas spice up this version, and you can leave the mayo behind of you like. It tastes great both warm and cold.

- 6-8 small potatoes
- 1/2 small onion, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tbsp oil (or use some vegan mayo)
- 1 tsp curry powder (or to taste)
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup thawed frozen peas, or cooked fresh peas
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1. Boil potatoes until tender. Rinse under cold water for a few mins, then cut into chunks. While still warm, toss in the rest of the ingredients. Serve warm or cold.


kelli(ann) said...

that looks yummy!

beckiwithani said...

My husband is Irish through-and-through. He has been a naturalized U.S. citizen for almost 10 years, and ... he still hates potatoes as much as he did when he was a true Irishman. You see, he had to eat potatoes a lot growing up. A LOT. Two or three times a day, every day.

I always thought my Irish half was the part of me that made me love potatoes. But, since meeting my husband, I've realized the truth ... it's the non-Irish part.

Ann said...

This looks great. One tip I've adopted is microwaving potatoes for potato salad until they are nearly done, but still a little firm. Quicker, fewer dishes, and less heat in the kitchen during the summer.

Chelsea said...

Oh yum, I like the spice combo! I would definitely put in some Vegenaise - I always hated potato salad and mayo until I became vegan, haha!

mozartspeaks said...

i am adding you to my blogroll. I've been vegetarian for about 9 months now, and just left college... and run a blank of food ideas...thanks for the recipes and info!

I was thinking of making a potato salad from tatertots?

Marcia said...

Oh boy that looks good. I will be trying that sometime in September...(potato season has started at our CSA).

Vegan Dad said...

Dude, no!

Alison said...

OMG this is good! I made it exactly (well almost exactly) as you said -- just a bit less chili pepper as I am serving a toddler. And, I sauteed, ever so briefly, the garlic and onion in a bit of olive oil. I also used the Veganaise. I think this is a new favorite recipe!

Anonymous said...

This sounds great. I imagine this would taste like a vegetarian samosa filling?

Vegan Dad said...

Yes, it is like samosa filling, now that I think about it.

Yeah, when I went to Ireland they served potatoes with everything. Nothing like lasagna with a side of french fries.

me! said...

I took a triple batch of this to a mixed (vegan, veg, omni) bbq today and it was extremely well received.

I tweaked it a bit, added a lot more curry powder and some diced roasted red bell peppers. I also omitted the cilantro because I'm not a fan. One pal commented that it needed more crunch, so I may add celery or cashews (or both!) next time.

Thanks Vegan Dad! A+!

Anonymous said...

Hi: next time, try this with chaat masala (the spice mix specific for chaat) for a great aloo chaat (potato chaat). Omit the mayo of course and only use about 1/2 the oil. Garlic optional, but sprinkle some lemon juice. Cilantro a must, maybe a little very finely diced red onion.