Potato and Okra Spicy Salad

Potato and Okra Spicy Salad

Potato and Okra saladIt is pretty hot weather today in London. People are craving for salads.Every supermarket is selling tons of salad preparations at this time of the year.I was looking for some Asian flavoured salad in the supermarket, something little spicy and tangy.But my nose was tired of sniffing around the salad section.It could be my nose who didn’t find any favour which I like,recently I had hay fever.Then I tried to figure out which flavours do I fancy…hmm…I got it at last.Okra and potato.I could have made a nice curry out of them.But I wanted to eat something cold and soothing. I can’t eat cold curry.So why not steam the potatoes and roast the okra with some spices.I had some corncob in my fridge. I love grilling the corncob and rub some lemon juice along with chat masala (Indian spicy salt) into it.

Ground spices
Ground spices

Then I decided to make some simple roasted spice powder at home,which is also my childhood favorite.Cumin seeds, whole black peppers, whole white peppers,coriander seeds, and cloves.Dry roast all these spices and grind them to use it to any salad preparation.This kind of spices goes really good with ‘aloo chat’ (spicy potato salad).

You will need:

For two serving.This recipe has got peanuts.

  1. Baby potatoes if possible,or any potatoes:  250 gm.
  2. Okra : 200 gm.
  3. Baby tomatoes   if possible , slitted in half or( one large cut them into small size) :  5 to 7 of small tomatoes.
  4. Corncob : half.
  5. Red onion sliced: prefer baby size .
  6. Lemon or lime juice: used half lemon.
  7. Coriander leaves.
  8. One green chili.
  9. Peanuts : one handful  .
  10. Sesame seeds and flaxseed.
  11. Salt to taste.
  12. Olive oil.
  13. Turmeric powder : half teaspoon.
Main Ingredients
Main Ingredients
To make the spice powder
  1. Cumin seeds : 1 teaspoon.
  2. Coriander seeds : 1 teaspoon.
  3. Black whole pepper: 1 teaspoon.
  4. White whole pepper :1 teaspoon.
  5. Cloves : 3 to 4
Step 1:

At first, preheat the oven to high temperature into grill option to roast the okra and peanuts.

Step 2:

Cut the potatoes into small pieces .Steam the potatoes if possible or boil them.You can also use the leftover potatoes.

photo 3
Steaming the potatoes
Step 3:

Dry roast the whole spices in a small frying pan for about 4  to 5 minutes over medium heat.Stir them occasionally that they don’t burn.You will smell the nutty and spicy flavour coming through,then stop roasting them.Cool them for about 4 minutes and grind them in the hand grinder or coffee grinder.

photo 2
Dry Roasting Spices
Step 4:

Cut the okras into small pieces,also take the head and tail off.Cover the baking tray with foil, now mix the okra , peanuts and deseeded  green chilies with one teaspoon of  dry spice mixture which has been made earlier.Then add a pinch of turmeric powder and some salt.Massage everything well.Then put the tray in the over for about 13 minutes depending on your oven . After 5 to 7  minutes I had to take the peanuts and green chilies off,cause it was cooked .You can roast the peanuts separately.You also can fry the okra in a pan.

photo 1

Step 5:

Grill the corncob  on the over fire.Pears the corncob from the middle with  a  wooden stick or steel made skewer and hold it on the top of the fire.It will take 3 to 4 minutes to grill all-around.After that hold the tip of the skewer and cut the corns off from the cob.

photo 2
Grilling the corncob
Step 6:

Dry roast the sesame seeds and flaxseed for 1 minute in low to medium heat.

Step 7:
photo 3
Time to assemble

Now time to assemble everything together.Take all the vegetables and add 1  tablespoon of spice mixture , some salt to taste, dry roasted sesame seeds and flaxseed,chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice, massage them all well.You can add some olive oil  as well if you are not on a diet.Make sure to cover everything with spices.Now time to enjoy this exotic salad with the bread roll.

 

photo 4LAST STEP:

Enjoy the exotic salad.

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43 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow salad with cooked potatoes, bhindi and a mix of aromatic spices! The addition of sesame seeds and flax seeds makes this look super appealing and healthy too. Can’t wait to try this wonderful recipe. Ekhon kemon ache shorir??

    Liked by 4 people

    1. payel says:

      Thanks Mona ! I got lots of flaxseed, so I’m adding them to everything..haha…Khub bhugechi re, better now.Thanks for asking.Please try koris, ‘allukabli’ mone ache? onekta seirakom taste..

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      1. Sure try korbo. Alukablir moto taste kore jodi, tahole to try kortei hobe 😉 Take care of your health! 🙂

        Liked by 2 people

  2. Such a lovely salad. I love the charred corn and the addition of okra. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. payel says:

      Thank you so much! I am so happy to know that you liked my recipe.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. dishdessert says:

    very good recipe seems appetizing!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. payel says:

      Thank you so much @dishdessert.I am really glad that you liked the recipe.

      Liked by 2 people

    1. payel says:

      Thank you! Glad to know that you liked it.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Poetpas says:

    Looks amazing and yummy. I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. payel says:

      Thank you! It was tasty indeed.Please to know that you liked my post.😃

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Poetpas says:

        Much obliged 😊 Are you a chef? As a professional cook?

        Liked by 1 person

      2. payel says:

        I wish I was 😃😃 , cooking is my hobby not my profession unfortunately , I love to cook for my friends and family .

        Liked by 2 people

      3. Poetpas says:

        I’m your friend 🙊😂🙊

        Liked by 1 person

      4. payel says:

        Please be my friend!🍗🍝🍖🍤🍛🍹😃

        Like

      5. Poetpas says:

        Hahaha. You’ve got a good sense of humor lol!

        Liked by 2 people

  5. Poetpas says:

    Reblogged this on Poetpas and commented:
    Nice recipe by my friend Payel

    Liked by 3 people

  6. It looks yummmmmm😍

    Liked by 3 people

    1. payel says:

      Thank you Sumit

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Monika says:

    That sounds so interesting and healthy.. nice share 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. payel says:

      Thank you Monika.Happy to share.And you too for sharing your wonderful recipes.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. Stephen Moore says:

    Payel looks very good…..nice and colorful…..

    Liked by 3 people

    1. payel says:

      Thank you so much, if you love vegetables and nutty flavours, please do try it, it’s soft with crunchiness.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Stephen Moore says:

        Oh OK….. anyways…sure….:)

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Stephen Moore says:

        Moreover so simple but appears to be so beautiful…..

        Liked by 2 people

      3. payel says:

        Thank you. 😀

        Liked by 2 people

  9. Anu Yalo says:

    Nice!! A special salad with lot of ingredients..

    Liked by 3 people

    1. payel says:

      Thank you Anu!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Sumith Babu says:

    An amazing combination of potato and okra. And your photographs are beyond words!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. payel says:

      Thank you Sumit Babu.😃

      Liked by 2 people

  11. This looks delicious! I love okra. My mom made a lot of it growing up. Thanks for this post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. payel says:

      Thank you so much dear!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. You gave me new ideas😀 keep it up!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. payel says:

      Thank you Madam!

      Liked by 2 people

      1. You can call me, kiran😊

        Liked by 2 people

      2. payel says:

        Thank you Kiran for visiting my blog.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Actually thanks to the WordPress 😊😊dear!

        Liked by 2 people

  13. this is simple… and very tempting…..

    Liked by 2 people

  14. I like anything spicy, and this seems like an interesting use for Okra.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. payel says:

      Thank you Donald! It is very tasty!

      Like

  15. I really enjoy Indian flavors. I followed you and am looking forward to finding some new favorite recipes!

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