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10 Unique Aloo Dishes You Can Whip Up With Ease

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Nov. 19, 2021 6 min read

You could disagree all you want, but I think of potatoes as the true MVP of the vegetable world. Just hear me out for a sec, okay? Whether it's hash browns for breakfast, fries for snacks, sabzi for dinner, or even a mashed mixture for comfort food, potatoes have excelled in every single cooking department there is. In fact, every bachelor I know who lives alone has a rack of potatoes in the kitchen. Upon being asked why the answer is usually some variant of "because I can make so many different dishes despite being an amateur cook!" Now, can you say that about complicated fancy veggies like broccoli or capsicum? Okay even if you can, can you guarantee that it will taste decent? Because with a potato preparation, you almost always can. 


So circling back to what I said earlier, potatoes are the real MVPs. And pretty much all of the human population is well-aware of that fact. This is why there exists an assortment of potato dishes out in the inter-verse, and the number of recipes you can rack up with potatoes is too big to count. But you know what, as a veteran potato-lover, I've come to realise that a lot of these recipes are way too similar. I mean, just because you used soya sauce in one, and black salt in the other, doesn't mean they both aren't fries. So to quote Sonam Kapoor, youknowwhatImean? 


We will do no such injustice. All the 10 potato recipes that will now follow are unique, lip-smacking in taste, and of course, rather easy to create by yourself. We hope they, ahem, a-peel to you! Please don't close the tab.


1. Potato Soufflé

This immensely comforting dish is simple in method, and flavoursome in taste. 


Image Courtesy: Home Cooking Adventure


With the help of just a few easily-sourced ingredients, you can take a gander at this scrumptious potato preparation in under 25 to 30 minutes. We'd especially recommend this Youtube recipe tutorial by Home Cooking Adventure, which comes with detailed easy-to-follow instructions, and each step is broken down skillfully by the chef instructor. 



2. Potato & Egg Salad 

Whenever you're in the mood for something indulgent, but don't really want to go through a tedious process of shopping for gourmet ingredients and recreating an elaborate recipe, this is a simple potato concoction you can safely fall back on. 


Image Courtesy: The Spruce Eats


Packed with nutrients and flavours in equal measure, this quick Youtube recipe tutorial by TheCooknShare is our favourite take on the classic dish so far, mostly because it's just so simple yet undeniable in its appeal! 



3. Loaded Baked Potatoes

What kind of a monster does NOT like stuffed baked potatoes? Not you, I'm sure. 


Image Courtesy: Tasty


Well, even if you're yet to taste your first, this Youtube recipe tutorial by Smokin' & Grillin' With AB is what we'd wholeheartedly suggest you start with. This video makes use of a kitchen technique called twice baked potato, and what you're left with at the end of it all, is a restaurant-style fancy dish. But one that you created with minimal effort and time!



Also Read: 10 5-Ingredient Breakfast Recipes For The Lazy Lot


4. Potato Curl Rolls

It doesn't matter if you're 5 or 25 in age, this is a potato recipe that will please every kind of tastebud out there. 


Image Courtesy: Toasted On Youtube


What I love most about this dish is how full of nostalgia it always seems to be. We absolutely loved this detailed Youtube recipe tutorial by Toasted, which takes you step by step through the already uncomplicated process. This aloo recipe makes for a yummy plate of evening snacks, perfect to be paired with a steaming cup of chai. 



5. Potato Lollipop 

Nope, you didn't read that wrong. This is one of our favourite potato preparations on this list, especially considering how little time it takes to cook up a batch of these. 


Image Courtesy: SooperChef


You'd also be pleasantly surprised at how easy-to-score the entire list of ingredients for this recipe is, with most of them already placed on your kitchen shelves. We'd recommend you follow this Youtube recipe tutorial by Rajshri Food to create the dish at home. 



6. Crispy Potato Tacos 

Did you say tacos? Count me in! If that's a sentiment you relate to all too well, we found the perfect potato dish for you and your tastebuds. 


Image Courtesy: Tasty Food By Mitu


These vegetarian tacos are surprisingly filling, and needless to say, as yummy as it gets. This Youtube recipe tutorial from Tasty Food By Mitu is what introduced us to chatpata preparation, and it's particularly great for novice cooks. It's a wonderful, easy recipe you can recreate without any hassle right at home. 



7. Potato Garlic Rings

Full of crisp and crunch, this delicious teatime snack will be gone from your plate just as quickly as it appeared! 


Image Courtesy: Youtube


We particularly like this Youtube recipe tutorial by Bangla Food, because of the unique Indian touch it adds to the dish. All the ingredients listed in the recipe are also pantry staples, so you're highly likely to already have them in store! 



Also Read: Give Your Good Ol' Maggi A Twist With These Quirky Recipes


8. Hash Brown Breakfast Cups

You know somedays you wake up, and you just need something extra-special for breakfast. So for those mornings, this is an ideal potato dish to start your day with. 


Image Courtesy: Joy Of Baking


Also if baking is more up your alley than chopping and cooking and the whole works, the recipe will fit perfectly with your skills. Follow this Youtube recipe tutorial by Joy Of Baking that comes with guided instructions and also leaves room for some flexibility to suit your unique taste palate. 



9. Potato Dauphinoise

No, no. Don't be discouraged by that fancy name, this preparation is just as easy to construct as any other dish on this list. 


Image Courtesy: BBC 


Now, this is a potato recipe that you can make an entire meal out of, and still stay wanting more. It's creamy, it's cheesy and it's extremely filling for the stomach. There are plenty of recipes on Youtube for this specific dish, but we'd recommend this video tutorial by Jamie Oliver, because, well, Jamie Oliver. 



10. Cheese Stuffed Mashed Potato Balls

Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, this quick little potato dish is the best snack for lazy days. 


Image Courtesy: The Cooking Foodie 


A platter of these mashed potato balls will keep you full and satisfied till dinnertime so we'd suggest you learn to make it on one of these monsoon evenings. The Youtube recipe tutorial by The Cooking Foodie has all the guidance you need to make some of your own. 



Please sign my petition to make potatoes the new king of vegetables. Mostly because they practically already are. Thank you!


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