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Subject: Curried potato salad
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: The Bubbo <oyobo[at]v3lf3t-sea.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 18:50:56 GMT
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My birthday party is today, my sister and David are working together (ha ha
ha) to put it together. David agreed to make potato salad, but his laid back,
chill nature has left him no time. So I'm making my curried potato salad.

Also, I was in such a hurry to get back from the store to get started with the
potato salad that I ended up running into and denting David's car. I feel like
a total poptard right now. His car didn't stand a chance, I drive a Volvo S80
and he has a Geo Metro. I totally dented the hell out of the panel in front of
the driver's door.

Heather's curried potato salad
Feeds many

boil, cool and chop 5 pounds red potatoes.

While the potatoes are cooking/cooling make the sauce.

3/4 cup plain yogurt (or more or less)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp brown mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tbl vegetable oil

1 bunch of green onions sliced thin
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped small
1/4 cup golden raisins
vegetable oil

1 tbl or more Penzeys Garam Masala
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1 pinch amchoor (optional, i just happen to have it)
Mayonaise
Salt and Pepper to taste

1/4 - 1/2 cup frozen peas (thawed)

heat the 1/2 tbl veg oil in a small frying pan. Add cumin, mustard, fenugreek
and turmeric. Heat, stirring constantly until the seeds stard popping. Dump
the whole thing into the yogurt and mix well.

Saute raisins, onions and garlic in as little oil as you can get away with.
Add to the yogurt.

Add the rest of the spices and let this sit so the spices and the yogurt can
get it on in their own special way.

When the potatoes are ready, add the yogurt sauce, and peas and gently mix.
Add as much mayo as you need to make sure everything is sauced. You could go
with all yogurt, that's cool, but I found that people like the added dimension
of the mayo flavor or something.

Garnish with the chopped cilantro that I forgot to buy or chopped pistachios
or whatever strikes your fancy.

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From: Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwright_at_gmail.com>
Date: 12 Jun 2006 06:04:13 +0200
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Happy Birthday, Heather!

Sorry about the car. :-(

Your potato salad sounds intriguing and delicious.  Alas, since I'm the 
only one in our household who will eat either potato salad or curry, I'll 
probably never have a chance to make it. :-(

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From: The Bubbo <oyobo[at]v3lf3t-sea.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 22:46:20 GMT
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Wayne Boatwright wrote:
> Happy Birthday, Heather!
>
> Sorry about the car. :-(
>
> Your potato salad sounds intriguing and delicious.  Alas, since I'm the
> only one in our household who will eat either potato salad or curry, I'll
> probably never have a chance to make it. :-(

thanks, David is totally awesome about the whole thing. He's such a peach when
I'm being a spaz.

The potato salad is wonderful, I absolutely love it. It has a tone of flavor
but no heat so anyone could eat it. I'm eating leftovers right now.

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From: Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwright_at_gmail.com>
Date: 13 Jun 2006 02:22:53 +0200
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Oh pshaw, on Mon 12 Jun 2006 03:46:20p, The Bubbo meant to say...
> thanks, David is totally awesome about the whole thing. He's such a
> peach when I'm being a spaz.
> 
> The potato salad is wonderful, I absolutely love it. It has a tone of
> flavor but no heat so anyone could eat it. I'm eating leftovers right
> now. 

I wish I had some right now.  I'm hungry! :-)


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