Potatoes are ranked among the top most favourite vegetable that people like to eat around the world. They are so versatile that you can pair them with different spices and there are endless ways in which you can prepare recipes using potatoes. Potatoes are the staple food in many parts of the world and is the fourth largest grown crops.
Potatoes contain a good amount of Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Iron. The Vitamin B6 in potatoes helps to builds cells in your body and is a good cardiovascular protector. Potatoes ideally should be boiled or baked and cooked mildly to obtain the nutrients from it which will benefit our health.
So what are Baby Potatoes? Baby Potatoes are potatoes that are removed from the soil before the potatoes mature. They are sweeter in taste and of course smaller in size. If you eat the skin of the potatoes they add fiber to your diet.
In India, we have various recipes that use baby potatoes instead of the larger variety of potatoes. The famous Dum Aloo is made with baby potatoes, which is a famous Kashmiri Recipe where roasted Baby Potatoes are simmered in a spicy yogurt gravy.
Another variation of the Dum Aloo is the Hariyali Dum Aloo Recipe which is a preparation of baby potatoes in a creamy and delicious spinach and mint gravy.
You can cook baby potatoes with the skin to make a delicious Saunf Aloo Recipe- Fennel Potato Curry. It is best for the people who do not prefer onion and garlic in their meals. Saunf Aloo can be made in a jiffy and yet tastes elaborate, making it a perfect weeknight preparation.
Baby Potatoes also come to a rescue when you are craving a good potato roast. Roasted Baby Potatoes are simple to make and can be made in the North Indian way to make flavourful and delicious recipe like the Chatpate Aloo Recipe With Sesame Seeds or Tandoori Aloo Recipe or you can make tasty South Indian Chettinad Style Urulai Roast Recipe to satisfy your taste buds.
When you go to buy Baby Potatoes, keep a few things in mind:
- Look for firm baby potatoes that do not have any green patch in them. When cooking with potatoes always remove the green patch and cook. Eating the green part of a potato is harmful for the body.
- Always buy baby potatoes that are almost similar in size. This helps in even cooking.
So here is our collection of Baby Potato Recipes that you can try and enjoy for your everyday lunch or dinner.
1. Baby Potato Gravy Recipes
2. Baby Potato Dry Recipes