Potato, Sweet Potato, and Pea Salad

This is a recipe I adapted from Neelam Batra's 1,000 Indian Recipes. It's fairly simple, and tastes great! It's a little sour/tangy which I really like. It tasted even better the next day, cold from the refrigerator.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 tablespoons tamarind paste (the book called for 3 -4 tablespoons, but I reduced)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 pound white potatoes ( I used russet)
  • 1/2 pound sweet potatoes
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped spring onions
Method:

1. Cover the potatoes with salted water in a large pot. Bring to a boil and cook until tender. Drain and let cool, then peel. Cut each white potato into large squares, about 2 inch size. Cut each sweet potato into thick rounds.

2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and cook the potatoes (both varieties) until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a plate.

3. Add the peas to the same skillet and cook until barely golden, 4 minutes.

4. Mix the potatoes (both varieties) into the peas. Add the tamarind paste, salt, cayenne and chaat masala and cook, turning a few times, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate and top with cilantro and spring onions. Serve.

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24 comments:

Pearlsofeast said...

hi Meeso,the salad sounds good and sweet potato is a good idea, Hey I would like get hold of Neelam batra's book, Sounds great.

syeda said...

hmm,meeso the salad looks so good!first I thought it was a difficult one ,but after reading it,i think its a must try.......

Kitchen Flavours said...

Easy, simple and yummy salad. Your new look is gr8. I love the quote down under the post.

Adam said...

I can never have too many salad recipes. The combos are just endless. Great job Messo my pal :)

Cham said...

Very colorful , never made any salad with sweet potato! Yummy Meeso!

Anjum said...

Hi meeso the salad is really colourful..n the recipe is easy too

meeso said...

~ It's a pretty nice book, pearlsofeast, thanks for stopping by :)

~ Hi, Syeda... It's not too difficult at all, and really tasty :)

~ Thanks, Kitchen flavours!

~ Thanks, Adam!

~ Hi Cham, Sweet potato is so versatile and yummy :) Thanks for stopping by!

~ Thanks, Anjum!

Vidhya said...

really colorful healthy salad. Love it.

Sia said...

this is one kind of salad i would happily munch on... chaat masala and tamarind? slurp...

DEESHA said...

Lovely comination of spices .. looks yummy

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Vidhya, Sia, and Deesha!

Uma said...

love the combo of spices Meeso! the salad looks delicious. Have a great weekend! Happy Halloween!

Usha said...

Looks colorful and delicious...

meeso said...

~ Thanks Uma and Usha!

Ranjani said...

That sounds like such a fresh fabulous salad!!
Am bookmarking it:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Salad look so good and colorful... Nice recipe. Will try it soon....

Yasmeen said...

I can see how much you love potatoes,Spud:). Tasty tangy vibrant salad!

Vani said...

What a lovely salad this must have been! Sounds and looks wonderful, Meeso :)

Happy cook said...

Wow just looking to the pic i am hungry. Looks so inviting and yumm.

Kevin said...

A spicy sweet potato and pea salad sounds good!

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Ranjani, Sukanya, Yasmeen, Vani, and Happy cook :)

~ Thanks, Kevin for letting me know about the trouble leaving comments... And thanks for commenting :)

Roopa said...

Wonderful color meeso :) I loved the richness of the dish:)

meeso said...

~ Thank you, Roopa!

Vanamala said...

meeso the salad looks wonderful. New to me