The New Potatoes are most popularly known as baby potatoes or marble potatoes. They are small-sized potatoes that look exactly like a regular potato, but a miniature version. They are usually added in salads and they take great form even if they’re fully cooked. The best thing when you’re using baby potatoes in cooking is that there will be no need to peel off their skin. It is even more beneficial if you eat them with their skin on, as they are rich in fibre which helps maintain your body weight and also promotes proper digestion.
A 100-gram serving of baby potatoes (boiled) contains:
- Calories: 87
- Water: 77%
- Protein: 1.9 grams
- Carbs: 20.1 grams
- Sugar: 0.9 grams
- Fibre: 1.8 grams
- Fat: 0.1 grams
Health Benefits of Baby Potatoes
- Helps normalize your nervous system and good for the heart.
- Helps maintain strong bones.
- Help keep your gums and teeth healthy.
- Helps fight infection and anxiety.
- They are low in calories and are naturally fat-free.
- They are a good source of iron and potassium which helps the functioning of your cells and body fluids.
- They do not contain cholesterol.
Baby Potatoes Recipe in Indian Cuisine
Among the innumerable varieties of international cuisines, India is one of the many that uses baby potatoes in cooking. The rich and neutral taste of potatoes goes very well with the savoury and flavourful dishes of Indian cuisine. Here is a popular baby potato recipe for Indian cooking – and is probably the most commonly prepared dish for an Indian take on baby potatoes.
SPICY BABY POTATOES
- 12 pieces of baby potatoes
- Sunflower Oil, as required
- 1 Dry Red Chilli
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 sprig of curry leaves, optional
- 1 teaspoon of coriander powder (Dhania)
- ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon of cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon of garam masala powder
- 1 teaspoon of amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- In a deep pot, boil water and put the baby potatoes in, and cook for about 20 minutes. You can choose to remove the skin or leave it on. Set aside.
- In a pan, heat oil over medium heat then adds the dry red chilli, curry leaves, and cumin seeds.
- Add the coriander powder, red chilli powder, amchur, cumin powder, garam masala powder, and turmeric powder. Stir well.
- Strain the baby potatoes and add them to the pan. Mix well for at least 6 minutes or until the spices are well incorporated with the baby potatoes.
- Season with salt, and then add the lemon juice. Stir well.
- Once done, turn off the heat and add the chopped coriander leaves, mix well.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Serve and enjoy!
Here are other Indian recipes with baby potatoes:
- Baby Potatoes Tomato Yogurt Curry
- Masala Baby Potato Fry
- Bombay Potatoes (Chatpate Masala Aloo)
- Kashmiri Dum Aloo (Spicy Indian Baby Potato Curry)
- Savoy Cabbage, Black Kale and Baby Potato Subji