Potato -- my favorite vegetable

@ravisivan (14089)
India
June 14, 2011 5:10pm CST
All that i remember about potatoes -- About fifty years ago it was considered a costly vegetable and in our family my grand mother use to make it once in a week. Nowadays though we can afford to buy it, it is being cooked once in a week only because it is considered gaseous. BUT ALL SAID AND DONE POTATO is my favorite vegetable. I have heard that Jains do not eat potatoes because they think that the insects will be killed. In North India almost all dishes are made with potatoes being included as a vegetable.This goes well with chapathies. In Mcdonald and other fast food restaurants also potato carries weightage -- finger fry, burger etc. ANOTHER INTERESTING THIS IS I have not come across a person so far who says "I do not like potatoes".
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@gamma9967 (607)
• India
16 Jun 11
Yes Potato is even my favorite but i have stop eating it as it is against our religion and therefore i cannot eat it but yes the taste of the potato was very good when i used to have it.
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@ravisivan (14089)
• India
16 Jun 11
yes. Jains do not take it. You also belong to Jainism? what is the reason quoted for this. pl clarify.
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• India
17 Jun 11
Yes i follow Jainism and therefore i am not allowed to eat potatoes and there are various other restrictions too but its fine i don't think much about potatoes and that keeps me away from eating potatoes.
@Matpunk85 (1066)
• Italy
14 Jun 11
Potatoes are the best vegetable in the World. Yes, everyone loves potatoes. I think it has a great taste and it's a vegetable that is good in any way you cook it. You can fry it, make them boiling and cook with vapour. I love boiled potatoes, cheese from my county and sausages.
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
15 Jun 11
yes. in fact small babies are also given not potatoes but sweet potatoes sauce.
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@Matpunk85 (1066)
• Italy
18 Jun 11
Yes! Potatoes sauce too! I cannot imagine how ugly would be eating without potatoes!
@makatas (1098)
• Greece
17 Jun 11
Potatoes are an excellent vegetable, able to stand in almost every dish, there are just so many ways to cook them. I made a potato salad yesterday which proved to be far from usual recipes and which was way better. I also like grilled potatoes, French fries, baked potatoes with lemon,olive oil and oregano, even potato puree. You just gotta love potato! Do you have any good recipe to share, by the way?
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
17 Jun 11
yes I will share some of them. http://www.indobase.com/recipes/category/potato-50.php http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Best-Potatoes-Ever/detail.aspx http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art30994.asp http://www.essortment.com/indian-potato-recipes-13198.html Pl try them u will enjoy. I like masala dosai wherein potato is main vegetable and also potato bonda, potato bajji made out of channa dhal powder and then frying. if u want recipe for potato bajji or bonda pl tell. have an excellent day,
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• Philippines
16 Jun 11
I love potatoes too. Potatoes are healthy vegetable. It is also a good medicine. I've read somewhere that the skin of potatoes are good for Gout or rheumatism. all you have to do is to peel the potatoes and boil the skin. The water from the boiled peelings of potatoes will be drank by the patient and it cures the pain and all.
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
16 Jun 11
something new information --you are giving. I am hearing for the first time. thanks. please post some links if you have on this. have a good day.
• India
15 Jun 11
Right from the childhood every person like the taste of potato and it can be mixed with some other vegetable also to get increased in the taste. Also, in the earlier years the potato was very cheap in Northern part of India and it was costly in the Southern part of India. Also, in the olden days many vegetarian in Southern part also do not take potato.It was due to its cost or like Jains, they may not taking the vegetables.In my family I have not tasted the potato in my childhood. But nowadays without potato there is no cooking. The reasons is that not only everyone likes but also this vegetable can be stored for some days after purchase. So, every family purchase this potatoes in kilos to keep them at their house. This will help when they do not go to market and for the emergency cooking.
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@ravisivan (14089)
• India
16 Jun 11
yes. u also agree with my point that it was costly about four decades ago. Now it is ok.Another advantage is that it stays good for a longer time without necessitating being kept in fridge. ok have a nice day/
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• United States
14 Jun 11
Potatoes are very common in my home now. See I am Puerto Rican but must admit, it was not very common in my home while raising my children as we had a lot of rice instead. But I live with an American/German and potatoes is an ultimate favorite of his. Though it usually is baked, boiled and or mashed. We do not eat french fries too often, as we don't really eat much of anything fried.
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@ravisivan (14089)
• India
16 Jun 11
HWG is very health conscious girl/lady. You avoid fried foods. that means u may like potato bajji --potato pieces being soaked into channa dhal powder and fried. I am giving for HWG a new recipe for potato bajji http://www.top-indian-recipes.com/potato-bajji-recipe.htm Enjoy. have a nice time. ur children will like it.
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@AmbiePam (83473)
• United States
16 Jun 11
Potatoes are expensive where I live, but I do like them. I like them baked or fried, and depending on who is making them, sometimes I like mashed potatoes. I'm pretty picky about eating french fries. I know a potato is a potato, but sometimes different fast food places vary drastically with the taste of their fries. Did you know the skin of the potato is the most nutritious part?
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@ravisivan (14089)
• India
19 Jun 11
really. but we are taught to peel it out and then cook. I do not know cooking. I know only eating cooked potatoes. thanks for sharing info.
• India
17 Jun 11
I too like potatoes very much. I like fried potato curry. I also like potato chips very much.
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@ravisivan (14089)
• India
17 Jun 11
Vamsi : You are from A.P. Of course potato served in masala dosai is very tasty. Also potato bonda fried in oil is very tasty. have a good day.
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jun 11
hi I like potatoes too Here in the Us we often have them with both lunch and dinner like the Asians so with rice. I like potato salad, french frys and fried potatoe slices and baked potato. Potatoes also make a delicious potato soup.we use them cut up and mixed with other veggies for soups and stews with some meat. I love to cook beef for beef stew along with potatoes and onions and carrots and green peppers. delicious indeed. It needs a little garlic and some oregano and thyme and basil and a couple of bay leaves. then simmer till beef is tender and have a lovely dinner. ]happy[/em]
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@ravisivan (14089)
• India
19 Jun 11
Hello good evening madam ! thanks for your comments. What is that potato salad. I have not heard/had it so far. I like potato baked and fried or as bajji. We are vegetarians -- so I cannot tell about beef. have a nice day madam.
@kingparker (9673)
• United States
14 Jun 11
I like potatoes too, whenever I go the restaurants, especially long horn steak house, I must order a T- bone with whole potato or mashed potato on the side. It was a delicious vegetable too. We should eat it someday, but not everyday though.
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
14 Jun 11
Why not everyday? North Indians eat it every day. I learn in some part of the globe is it Mexico they eat every day. have a nice day.
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@SIMPLYD (90727)
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
Here in the Philippines, potatoes are costly. But though it's not our staple food, potatoes are always in our viands and is well loved by people. I like potato so much too. I specially like it as french fries or as fried potato wedges. Dipped in a sauce made of mayonnaise and a bit of ketchup and a bit of spice, i could eat endlessly the french fries or the fried potato wedges. Had it not been for the unhealthiness of it being fried, i could eat it everyday.
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@SIMPLYD (90727)
• Philippines
17 Jun 11
Sure, i would like to have that potato bajji recipe.
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
20 Jun 11
thanks.http://www.top-indian-recipes.com/potato-bajji-recipe.htm I am giving the link for the same. Enjoy.http://www.top-indian-recipes.com/potato-bajji-recipe.htm
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
16 Jun 11
Viand -an item of food, ok u have introduced a new word to me. thanks. ya ketchup goes well with french fries and potato bajji also. do you want recipe for potato bajji. ?
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@surekharathi (14146)
• India
20 Jun 11
I also like Patato I eat daily because we can mix different types of vagetables with patato like onion with potato, brinjal with Potato etc. So it is very popular Vegetable. Nice discussion
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• India
20 Jun 11
Yes friend in Nagpur side Samosa is very famous dish and sabji of Potato with curry is also famous. I like Potato more but in my mother in law and father in law is not like this. So I make sbaji of Potato only once or twice in a weak.
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
21 Jun 11
Twice in a week -potato sabji is good. My wife makes it only once in a week and that too on Sunday-- no complaints. have a good day.
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
20 Jun 11
yes. In North India -- including ur place Nagpur-- potato forms a staple component in sabji, curry. This apart samosa is very famous. North Indians make very good dishes with potato. have a good day.
@sjvg1976 (41128)
• Delhi, India
15 Jun 11
Hi Ravi i think i will be alone in this discussion to say that i don't like potatoes. No doubt potato is a very common vegetable every where.In my house also every alternate day my wife make potatoes.I got bore of eating potatoes every time.Now my habit has been like whenever someone offers me potato i deny to eat. No more potato my huger is dying as i still have to take dinner.
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• United States
14 Jun 11
I like baked potatoes but that's the only way I'll eat a potato (besides french fries of course). It's starchy and makes you gain weight! So it's a fattening food.
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@ravisivan (14089)
• India
14 Jun 11
I like potatoes being made as curry in south Indian way. Potato will be boiled and peeled off to be made into a curry superb taste http://www.ehow.com/how_2079347_boil-potato.html Another way of making potato is cut them into small pieces, then fry in oil with mustard and chilly powder. again another tasty food. also see http://www.indiasnacks.com/recipe/715/South-Indian-Potato-Curry.php
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@Amanda81587 (3042)
• United States
15 Jun 11
It is very hard to find someone who does not like a potatoes because potatoes can be cooked in so many ways. Say if a person does not like mashed potatoes but they like fries...they can not say they do not like potatoes because even though the name is not in the product fries are made from potatoes. I like baked potatoes and my boyfriend does not but he loves mashed potatoes and fried as well as I. Usually when you meet a person and they do not like vegetables more than likely the potato is the only vegetable that they will actually eat. But no matter what I am sure everyone like some sort of variation of the potato it just depends on how they are prepared and cooked!
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
16 Jun 11
Yes. Potato is a universal vegetable just as english is a universal language. In fact my grand son also likes potatoes curry. I am giving a link for the same. http://www.indiasnacks.com/recipe/715/South-Indian-Potato-Curry.php Pl see. have a good day
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@Rainegurl (2156)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
I think potato goes well with everything! I have not really thought about it before I stumbled upon this discussion, but I do love potatoes too. I like it fried, stewed, baked, with curry... Potatoes are indeed a bit expensive here in our place. But even if we are on a tight budget, we still buy it because it is an absolute necessity! Cheers!
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@ravisivan (14089)
• India
16 Jun 11
I saw ur blogs. U have put some recipes also--though they may not suit me because I am a vegetarian. Potatoes are expensive means u have to take less only. You are from which place? try this link for recipe: http://www.top-indian-recipes.com/potato-bajji-recipe.htm have a good day
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@ebuscat (5935)
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
For me yes it is good but in my life I want it only once in a while i feel not good taste to it but it is good have many fiber.
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
16 Jun 11
yes. i think u take more of cabbage and other vegetables having more fibre. that is good. but this is also good. enjoy.
@mantis36 (4219)
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
when i heard "POTATO" the first thing that comes to my mind is during the world war 2 it is the staple food of the Germans....
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
16 Jun 11
yes. In germany even now potato is considered a staple food. In some other country also. I am not remembering the name. If i get it i will tell u.
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• Philippines
15 Jun 11
I for one love potatoes. I love to eat french fries. Almost everyday I always eat fries. At home my mom usually cook food with potatoes in which it can add taste for the food.
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
16 Jun 11
yes Jane ! you are young. Please take as much as u want. What is the good variety u can make with potatoes? I am giving a test to you. ask ur mummy and put briefly. now see this one. http://www.top-indian-recipes.com/potato-bajji-recipe.htm
15 Jun 11
I LOVE potatoes! In my family, if we do not have potatoes we have not had a meal. Baked, fried, boiled, mashed..... I buy them in 50 pound bulk. Never do they go to waste. When we start getting to the bottom of them and they are needing used, we peel them, par-boil them, rinse in cool water and seal-a-meal them, then pop them in the freezer. Boil them in the seal-a-meal bag and they are ready to make mashed potatoes!
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