Balti Potatoes-hot lunch recipe wagon presents a hot lunch you can take to work or school. Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook. Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day. Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch. Our special today is Balti Potatoes
HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Balti Potatoes
Balti means bucket and is the name given to a style of cuisine that in all probability was developed in Birmingham, England. Balti-style dishes are named after the p;;ot or vessel in which they are cooked and served, although a wok works just as well for cooking in. This dish is a lovely accompaniment.
2 ¼ pounds waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 onions, finely chopped
1 bunch cilantro leaves
A few mint leaves
2 inch piece gingerroot, peeled qand coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 green chilies, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon turmeric
a saucepan of water to boil over high heat. Add the potatoes, boil, and continue 10 minutes or until the potatoes are almost tender, drain and put aside.
the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the onions and fry, stirring frequently, 6 to 8 minutes until they are golden brown.
the cilantro, ginger, mint and chilies in a blender and blend until the mixture forms a coarse paste. Bring 1 ¾ cups water to a boil
the salt and turmeric into the onions and cook 1 minute, then add the cilantro paste and continue frying, stirring constantly 3 to 4 minutes. Add the potatoes and fry stirring 3 minutes longer.
the boiling water over and return to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, 6 to 7 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Place warm in a heated lunch box for a hot lunch to go.
You can carry your hot lunch in a heated lunch Box.
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