PARTNER POST: The versatile potato is perfect in a multitude of recipes showcasing flavors from around the globe. Get creative with your spuds.
Crispy samosas are loaded with potatoes and spices and served with a sweet and savory mango chutney. A delicious appetizer that will keep you coming back for more.
Let’s celebrate the Jaisalmer Desert Festival in India with this potato recipe. It’s a three-day long festival and it’s an extravaganza of food, dance, music and cultural performances. How fun does that sound? These Potato Samosas with Mango and Peanut Cilantro Chutneys showcase the fact that potatoes are truly a global food.
First of all, let’s get down to the business of the awesomeness of potatoes. #1 They’re delicious, #2 they’re nutritious and #3 they’re versatile. And according to the U.S. Potato Board, one medium-sized potato has just 110 calories and is fat, sodium and cholesterol free! They have more potassium than a banana, and they’re an excellent source of Vitamin C, fiber, B6 and iron. I don’t know about you, but I’m convinced. I’ve always known they’ve tasted fabulous, but now I know they’re a great source of vitamins and totally nutritious too.
My friend Nina is originally from Mumbai, India and she’s an expert samosa maker! I’ve also been lucky enough to sample Nina’s over the years. If you’ve never heard of a samosa, it’s a pastry with a savory filling of potatoes, peas, onions and spices. Fabulous spices like cumin, coriander, ginger, turmeric and cayenne. They’re deep-fried to a golden brown color and served hot with chutney on the side.
Learning how to fold a samosa can be a little tricky, but Nina was extremely patient. I used this tutorial to perfect my samosa wrapping skills. Practicing with a piece of paper was the ticket! Nina and I used pre-made samosa pastries from the Indian market, but you could also use egg roll wrappers.
For another international potato recipe, try these Bombay Spiced Potatoes:
Hello, my name is Mary Ann Dwyer and I am the blogger behind The Beach House Kitchen. I grew up my entire life lucky enough to spend summers at the Jersey Shore. I entertain from Memorial Day to Labor Day and love every minute of it. My fondest memories are from times spent there enjoying meals with family and friends and this blog is my way of sharing it with you.