When you think about it, potatoes are really elite vegetables. I don’t think there is a more versatile food. The meals that can be made from potatoes are numerous, and we probably wouldn’t have it any other way. It might even be impossible to exhaust all the potato recipes, and even if you do, you will probably never get tired of eating potatoes. Waru really is bae.
Here are a few recipes that you should try out.
Viazi Karai reminds me of the Mombasa Culture. If you have been to the Coast of Kenya and not had the viazi karai from there, you are missing out. The food has since spread to other counties and towns in Kenya. It is a cheap delicacy, just like many other street foods. The good news? You don’t have to wait until you’re in Mombasa, or until you can buy it from anywhere else. You can make your viazi karai at home.
This recipe serves two people.
8 medium-sized Potatoes
One cup of water
A pinch of food colouring
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of Garlic
Salt and pepper
1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly till clean then peel and cut them.
Add water to a sufuria then add the peeled potatoes and boil till tender.
In a bowl mix the flour, garlic, food colour, salt, pepper, turmeric, and sliced coriander.
Make a thick paste by adding water a little at a time as you mix.
Deep your potatoes inside this paste and mix well
Preheat the cooking oil in a sufuria. Dip the potatoes in hot oil and fry till golden brown.
Roast potatoes are almost like Viazi Karai, but with a slight variation and fewer spices. If you’re looking for something a little simpler, then this one is for you.
This recipe serves two
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
Coriander for garnish
Wash your potatoes thoroughly and dice them into medium-sized cubes.
Place in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary
Toss until the potatoes are well coated.
Put the potatoes on a baking sheet and spread them out.
Roast in the oven for at least 1 hour, or until browned and crisp.
Flip the potatoes to ensure that they have cooked evenly.
Remove the potatoes from the oven.
Garnish with your coriander and serve hot.
The word bhajia itself can make you salivate. Few potato recipes beat this one, and I’m sure many of you agree with this. If you are looking to make your own at home, here is a recipe you might like.
10 Irish potatoes
Wheat flour (some use green grams flour)
Wash, and cut your potatoes into small pieces.
Chop the onions and dhania.
Put the onions and dhania in a bowl containing coloured wheat flour.
My name is Laura Ayienga, a 25-year-old writer & marketer, experiencing the highs (not claiming the lows) of life. I discovered my passion for writing on this very blog back in 2019 and since then, I’ve been using it to express myself as candidly and authentically as possible.