Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cajun spiced potatoes ...[Barbecue nation]

[Exactly like : Barbecue nation's cajun potatoes. My husband thinks mine are better :) ]
[Serves: 4]

When we told our son we would move to India from the US, he was disappointed. "I'll miss my school, my teacher, my friends." Then he paused and said, "But we'll be able to go to Barbeque Nation!!" That's what that restaurant means to him and to me. So the next time we went there I knew I had to feel the ingredients in one of our favorite dishes - "Cajun potatoes". After a couple of trials I found success with this one. I didn't have Cajun spice and didn't have the patience to find it, so I just used red chilly powder. It turned out just like the one in the restaurant. Only difference was I made more sauce since I like it that way. You'll be amazed at how easy it sometimes is to make restaurant style food at home. So here goes -

Ingredients -
Baby potatoes - 12-15
Onion - One small (Indian. If you are in the US, take 1/4th :))
Yogurt/Curd - 1/4th cup
Egg-less mayonnaise - 1/4th cup (diet or regular)
Red chilly powder (or cajun spice) - 1 tsp or less based on tolerance
Chaat masala - 1tsp
salt, sugar - as required. 
milk to get required consistency.
Coriander - for garnishing.

1. Wash the potatoes and put to boil with a little salt. Do not peel the skin. Half boil them.
2. Drain and pat dry on a tissue paper for some time.
3. Mix together finely chopped onion, mayo, yogurt, chilly powder, chaat masala and salt. If the yogurt is sour add some sugar. Add some milk if it feels too thick.
4. Deep fry the potatoes till golden brown. Next time I am going to try oven roasting them. Will update the post then.
5.  Add the potatoes to the sauce and mix well.
6. Garnish with coriander.

That's all it takes! Keep your forks and appetite ready..

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