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The Proven Platter— Nepal, February 2022

This is a family recipe from Sabita Rakshit, a friend of recipe co-curator Georgia Reader. Sabita’s family is from Bangladesh, but family members now live around the world and share food photos to stay connected. This is a common breakfast dish, but it is hearty and warming any time of day. It is a “to taste” creation, and served in some form across South Asia and around the world.

POTATO TARKARI

Ingredients for 4 servings:

4 potatoes

To taste:
Green Thai hot pepper (or your choice, to taste)
Onion
Garlic
Salt
Turmeric
Cumin seed
Cilantro leaves

 

Method:

Boil the potatoes until softened, peel and mash roughly, leaving some potato chunks. Chop onion, garlic, pepper, and cilantro leaves. In a hot pan, add oil then the cumin seeds. Sauté onion and garlic, add the turmeric, salt, pepper and the potatoes. Stir really well, and add the cilantro. Serve.

 

Recipe and photo credit: Sabita Rakshit via Georgia Reader