Scrumptious Asian Potato Recipes, including baked, fried, boiled and stewed dishes from India, Pakistan, China, Taiwan, Singapore and more!
Potatoes are a starchy vegetable and staple food in many Asian countries, used in everything from potato curry to stir-fries. Being versatile, inexpensive and easy to cook, they're beloved by many Asian home cooks and go really well with many dishes such as these date night chicken recipes!
Scroll down for the best Asian potato recipes!
Before we dive into the delicious recipes, here are some tips and tricks to cooking up the best potatoes!
Tip #1: Choose the right potato! As potatoes can be roasted, fried, boiled or used in soups and stews as thickeners, there are specific types of potatoes that work best for each type of recipes, depending on the variety's texture and flavor. For example, russet potatoes are great for frying, while Yukon Gold potatoes are better for mashing. Waxy potatoes, on the other hand, don't suit recipes such as these turmeric potatoes.
Tip #2: Use olive oil selectively as the flavor is often incongruous in Asian food. (Makes it not taste authentic!)
Tip #3: Add flavor with seasonings. Potatoes alone are relatively bland, so make sure to add generous amounts of spices and aromatics such as garlic, ginger, and chili peppers!
A popular snack in India and other parts of South Asia, some people credit these savory pastries as being the inspiration for the South East Asian curry puffs above!
Note: serve it with a spicy dipping sauce such as sambal oelek.
These fried spicy Indian fritters are a popular Indian snack and street food.
Asian Roasted Potatoes
Although you really only need a couple of ingredients, you can vary it up by adding other flavors such as cumin powder and coriander powder!
Tip: don't place them too close on the baking sheet or they'll steam not roast!
Chinese Potato Pancake
Tip: shredding the potatoes first makes them crispier!
Japanese potato salad (ポテトサラダ) is a creamy and flavorful side dish that has extra flavor thanks to the Kewpie mayonnaise- so much better than the regular mayo- as well as a nice crunch from the cucumber and ham.
However, my favorite is still Korean potato salad! It's creamy, tangy and sweet from the apples, which I highly recommend not omitting! The bounciness of the hard-boiled eggs also make a nice contrast to the soft mash!
I almost made this for a Filipino friend for Christmas but must admit I got scared off by the copious amounts of condensed milk, mayo and cream that the Filipino recipe called for!
But if you're looking for an indulgent Asian potatoes recipe, this is definitely it! The tanginess added by the pineapples is simply delish!
Tip: the salad is a great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken!
The original coconut cream curry calls for pumpkin but you can easily substitute it with potato, sweet potato or use a mix of all 3!
Potato masala is a South Indian side dish made with boiled potatoes and onions. Often served with dosas or other types of Indian flatbread, this crispy smashed potatoes version is a great way to introduce texture to the dish.
A classic Indian dish made with potatoes and cauliflower, it'll require regular spices like cumin, as well as a couple of special ingredients such as Kasuri methi and Asafetida, but it's definitely worth it!
You may have guessed by now that Aloo means potato! Because this Aloo Bhaji recipe calls for no onion or garlic, it's cooked much more quickly than other Indian recipes!
These savory honey garlic potatoes are made in 1 pot!
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