Potatoes are very popular worldwide, and they are highly in demand because they serve as an ingredient for countless dishes. When people hear the term, though, the first thing that comes to their minds is French Fries. But like what we have said, this vegetable can be utilized in all sorts of recipes other than fries. You can find them in curries, soups, stews, salads, baked goodies, and many more.
Before I discuss a recipe that has potato as the main ingredient, let me tell you how healthy and special this vegetable is. It is loaded with carotenoids, caffeic acid, and flavonoids that help promote good health. It also contains vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant. Studies show that potatoes aid in lowering blood pressure as well as cholesterol levels. You can also expect improved brain functioning, nervous system, heart health, digestion, and immunity. We can actually go on and on when it comes to the health benefits of eating potatoes.
So, for today, we are going to feature a great recipe for Crispy Honey Chilli Potatoes, which is a popular Indo Chinese dish that is made from potato wedges or potato fries. It could be a snack, starter, or even a main course.
Deep-fried potato wedges or fries coated with chili sauce, honey, soy sauce, and vinegar…This Crispy Honey Chili Potato recipe makes a great entree on your dinner table be it during a special gathering or ordinary day.
2 potatoes (wedges)
2 tablespoons cornflour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
oil for deep frying
2 teaspoons oil
1-inch ginger (finely chopped)
1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
2 green chilis (slit)
4 tablespoons spring onion (chopped)
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1/4 onions (petals)
2 tablespoons each tomato sauce and soy sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cornflour
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon sesame (roasted)
- In a deep cooking pot, heat about 2 teaspoons of oil and saute garlic, ginger, chili, and spring onion. Add onions and capsicum and saute some more.
- Add chili sauce, tomato sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, and salt, and saute on high flame for about 30 seconds.
- Mix cornflour in water and make sure that there are no lumps. Pour it into the pot and stir continuously. Once it is translucent, turn the heat off, add honey, and mix well.
- Add fried potatoes and mix.
- Add spring onions as well as roasted sesame seeds and mix well.
You can serve this dish on its own or with fried rice.
As you can see, this dish is super easy to make since the steps are not complicated at all. As long as you have the right ingredients, there is no doubt that you will be able to achieve that amazing taste of honey and chili mixture. If you have leftover potato wedges or fries, you can utilize them so you won’t have to buy raw potatoes anymore. You can also substitute the potatoes with gobi, zucchini, or sweet potatoes.