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Tubers keep us together

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 45 min

     My husband and I are two very different individuals. I was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. He was born and raised in California, U.S.A. When we first met I was an international student at El Camino College. He was attending Los Angeles Trade College and majoring in Culinary Arts. Cooking is his passion. We got married in 2001. For the next decade my time was mostly spent in earning my doctoral degree. We also had a daughter and a son. Finally, I have time for preparing meals. My husband loves this recipe. This dish is spicy and zesty.


5 lbs of Potatoes

1 pound of onions

2 large tomatoes

3 serano peppers

1 habenaro pepper

garlic paste 2 teaspoonfuls

ginger paste 2 teaspoonfuls

2 tsp of Cayenne pepper

1 tsp of Coriander powder

1 tsp of Cumin powder

1 tsp of Black pepper

1/2 tsp of Tumeric powder

2 tsp of iodized salt

1 bunch of fresh Cilantro

Olive oil

     Slice the onions and brown them in olive oil. Then add cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, cumin powder, coriander powder, and tumeric powder. Next, chop your tomatoes, serano pepper and habenaro peppers and add them. Then add your ginger and garlic paste. Peel the potatoes and add them. Put 2 cups of water into your mixture and let it all simmmer for 30 mins. Finally, chop cilantro and cook for another 10 to 15 mins. This is Aloo Salan or stewed potatoes, an ethnic dish from Sind, Pakistan. Serve with brown rice or naan.

     I bring spice to our relationship. He brings sweetness from American deserts , such as, apple pie. These tubers keep us together.

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  1. No Name
    This is very good. I also like to make a hot and spicy potato here for me. This one is prepared in a wok. I will have to try this recipe it is some what like the one I make here on the islands. At first when I read your name I thought you were just a Mom who stayed at home to Doctor her children. Then I read more no you are a Doctor and a very busy one at that. Thanks for posting this one it looks great. Voted
  2. Granny Smith
    Granny Smith
    This is a very unique story. I have to say that being a Doctor and Mother must take up so much of your time. I can see why working in a kitchen and preparing meals for your family had to wait. I was a Mother of 5 and when coming in from work found it hard to cook. I was very tired but I had a family to feed. Thank you for this wonderful recipe and I have tried other hot and spicy potatoes before but this one is very different.
  3. The Flaming Vegan Crew
    The Flaming Vegan Crew
    Creative title! Welcome to The Flaming Vegan!
  4. Julie Davis
    Very interesting.


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