Aloo Methi (Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves)


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Aloo Methi
One can never have enough recipes for potatoes, and for those who like to cook, they are one of the most versatile and inspiring vegetables to cook with. In my kitchen, I specialize in Indian creations, so accordingly, I offer up yet another Indian classic. If you aren't familiar with aloo methi, you'll be happy to discover this treasured, easy-to-prepare pan-fried, dry-textured vegetable side dish.
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Ethiopian Cauliflower, Potatoes and Carrots (Wot)

 Ethiopian Cauliflower, Potatoes and Carrots
Wot is a magical gem of Ethiopian cuisine. Meaning stew, wot varies in texture from thin to thick, and also ranges from spicy hot to mild on the heat spectrum. The spicy sauce for wot, known as kulet, is generally made first and then followed by the addition of the main ingredients for the stew, and this is all simmered together until thickened and cooked throughout. The main features of the kulet are onions or shallots, oil and seasonings.
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Awaze (Ethiopian Hot Sauce)

Awaze
Awaze is an Ethiopian hot sauce featuring berbere, a distinctive hot, peppery, and aromatic spice blend consisting of an array of spices, seeds, and herbs, most commonly chilies, fenugreek, holy basil, paprika, coriander, cardamom, allspice, cumin, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, and ajwain seeds. Additional ingredients are included to round out this incredibly easy-to-make no-cook condiment for a balance of heat, sweetness, and bitterness. Traditionally, awaze includes mitmita, another Ethiopian spice blend (here I've used just berbere spice powder as it's readily available in many stores worldwide), and t'edj, a sweetened honey wine, although gin, whiskey, or red wine serves well as a substitute.
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Red Pepper and Potato Masala


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Red Pepper and Potato Masala
Potatoes are a treasured addition or feature of almost any meal, and the quick and easy preparation for this colorful side to accompany other Indian dishes is one that you may find yourself turning to often. This combination is simply delicious in its own right, with the addition of fresh red bell pepper and an array of treasured spices that those of us who regularly enjoy cooking up Indian creations with likely have on hand.

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