Potato Salad {Recipe Redux}

Nov 21, 2012
This month's Recipe Redux theme"Vintage Side Dishes" involves sharing the story of favorite family side - or a tale about how you ReDuxed a recipe from an old cookbook or recipe card. 

I was clueless when I first saw it because I have no family recipes or an old recipe card. None whatsoever. I come from a family where there is no tradition of following a recipe. Everything is eyeballed, food is tasted, spices are adjusted while the big pot of curry is simmering and flavors are adjusted right before serving a salad. As a kid, I always asked my mom how she was able to make perfect cauliflower curry every time and she always replied .." I don't do anything special, put everything in a pressure cooker with few spices, that's all"..and I was amazed as a kid and until today how she was able to make exact tasting dish without following any recipe..maybe years of practice and lots of care!

I don't have a recipe for that one yet, and probably never will but there is another side dish that I absolutely in love with - Potato Salad. I have posted this recipe here before but I make this occasionally whenever I have friends/families over for a dinner and is always a crowd pleaser.  


I am not too big into turkey day with stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pies but love the whole idea of spending a quality time over a feast (with lots of dessert) with family and friends. This year I am headed so excited to go to Colorado to celebrate Thanksgiving with my friends.

Lastly, I am very thankful for everything in my life and happy thanksgiving everyone!








17 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! and I love it in the individual servings!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. i hope you had a good thanksgiving. its very delicious :) thank you

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  2. YUMMMMMYY!! I think cumin and turmeric are some of my favourite spices of all time. I use them almost every day! I am going to try out this recipe for sure!

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  3. I would love to make your potato salad-the recipe sounds delicious! I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends in Colorado, and looking forward to more of your "non-recipe" recipes in the new year :-)

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    1. I had a great time in Colorado, too short though. Let me know if you make the salad- hope you like it.

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  4. Love potato salad...such a great recipe! I wish someone would make it for my lazy self. :)

    Hope your Thanksgiving was great!

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    1. These potato salad is great and actually easy even for a lazy day :P I had a great time. Hope yours was good too.

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  5. Great flavors in this potato salad! Cumin and turmeric definitely make this better than a traditional version.

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    1. cumin and turmeric adds a lot of flavor and color respectively. Its something refreshing and light than traditional potato salads :)

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  6. Dixya - your potato salad looks yummy, I've never actually tried a Nepali version of potatoes, just the typical Indian. I'm so into THanksgiving meals, but just like once a year... can't do turkey stuff everyday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. I hope you had a great thanksgiving. I agree with you on thanksgiving meals because it would not be feasible to have a feast on regular basis.

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  7. Love the flavours of this recipe! We have a Malaysian version of achar too made with vegetables that we usually eat it with prawn crackers for Chinese new year :)

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    1. thank you :) vegetables adds a lot of crunch and nutrition to this salad which i love :)

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  8. I love anything with potatoes and your salad looks amazing!

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    1. thanks Asmita. Potatoes are so delicious every way

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  9. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about potatoes! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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