12 August 2015

Spicy Peanut potato fry


At times we (I and my better 1/2 ) are couch potatoes.Now let me tell you,that is not a "Small potato". It is indeed a "Hot potato"!

Well,are you racking your brains,are your eyes falling out of your eye pockets or are your eyebrows raised like small mount Everest ? Are you ?

Well, stop,Stop,STOP right there.Don't torture your body parts.You look horrible like that.

Alright I can hear you saying,"Then why the heck are you saying so many potatoes...what the hell do you exactly mean ??".

My dear friends,I was just checking your expertise in English and upgrading mine .All those words above that ended with potatoes are nothing but idioms of the word potato .Did you know that ?

If yes,you are hired,help me to polish my grammatical skill in English.If no,you are fired,learn something people ...like ME .


ROFL..I got ya !!...look at your eyes rolling like my fan . well,that's how much I like Potatoes .You see when you love something that bad,you sound and act little crazy ...that's true love :D.

At least,I am like that - be it a person,place,animal,food or anything for that matter !

Ok now let's get to the "meat and potatoes" of this post.

Damn,again another idiom of potato ..Well,well,well, that's my love for potatoes ..wink wink !!

Yep,myself and Honey P,we lovvve potatoes .We often wonder if they hide and grow under ground being afraid of us.


Did you know that -

  1. Potato,Tomato and eggplant are from same plant family.
  2. Another research found out that potatoes not only has lots of essential vitamins,minerals but also can help in lowering blood pressure.
  3.  Some evidence suggests that Potatoes contain a compound known as alpha-lipoic acid, which helps the body to convert glucose into energy ,which can aid in blood glucose control, improve vasodilation ,protect against retinopathy in diabetic patients ,help preserve brain and nerve tissue. (Source:Medicalnewstoday.com)
  4. Research at the Agricultural Research service has shown that potatoes contain a compound called quercetin, which has antioxidant properties aka anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties.(Source:Organicfacts.net
  5. The downside,it is not a low glycemic index food item ,so not that helpful to people who are trying hard to lose weight .Until and unless it is eaten raw/boiled/baked/roasted(with less oil) and not like chips or deep fried ,then it is quite healthy .

 So,today I have a spicy potato recipe that becomes extra healthy because of the additional spices we add and less oil making it totally yummy . It is inspired by our great celebrity Indian chef,Mr.Sanjeev Kapoor's.

Spicy healthy peanut potato recipe


Red potatoes,boiled & cubed- 6-7 nos.
Peanuts,roasted and crushed - 4 tablespoons
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cloves - 3-4 nos.
Black Peppercorns- 1 teaspoon
Sesame seeds - 2 teaspoons
Dry red chillies ,broken - 2-3 nos
Black gram - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida - 1/3 teaspoon
Curry leaves ,a few
Salt to taste
 Oil - 2 tablespoons


1.Dry roast cumin seeds,coriander seeds,cloves,peppercorns and 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds.Add red chillies ,roast until fragrant.Cool it and then grind into a coarse powder.Keep it aside.
2.Heat oil in a pan.Add black gram to it.Allow it to light brown.
3.Add asafoetida,curry leaves ,potato cubes to it and on medium heat,saute until the potatoes turn light brown.
4. Now add the coarsely ground powder to it ,crushed peanuts and 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds and mix everything well.
5.Saute for a few minutes .
6.Spicy peanuts potato is ready !Serve hot with roti,chapathi,rice or like me Quinoa :\

Now,"Don't Let Go of the Potato".....ohhh..another idiom but hey....anything..just for the love of potatoes....

Until we meet next again,you go potato people..wink wink 

Live,laugh,love,eat DELICIOUSLY,