Sweet and Sour Potatoes with Mango


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One of the most interesting and challenging part of cooking is experimenting with flavors and spices, just like the blend of flavors in this Vietnamese-style recipe for Sweet and Sour Potatoes with Mangoes! It was an effort to replicate what we enjoyed at our local Tofu House restaurant. The blend of spices with soy sauce, thai chillies, red pepper, semi-ripe mango and rice vinegar resulted into a winning sauce base for the baby potatoes to be simmered in. The addition of Mango in a curry isn't an idea many would relate to, but try this, and I promise you will love it!

Ingredients
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup rice vinegar (you can add more if you like the taste)
1/4 cup tomato puree
1-1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup water (more to make the gravy)
1 tspn garlic powder
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce (the red one)
1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)

The ingredients above yield about 2 cups of thick sweet and sour sauce

7-8 baby potatoes
1 small medium-rip mango(more green than yellow)
chopped scallions - for garnish

Method

Sweet and Sour Sauce
Mix all ingredients for the sauce (except cornstarch and water) together and bring to a boil in a small pot. Mix together the cornstarch and water, add to the other ingredients and stir to thicken. You can add more vinegar or water till you achieve your desired consistency.

Boil the baby potatoes and dice them into 2 (or you can leave them whole). Prick them with a toothpick so they can be better flavored with the sauce. Chop the mangoes into thin slices and keep aside.

Now take a pan, add 2 tbsp vegetable oil, then saute the potatoes in it for some time. Then add the sweet and sour sauce, half of the mangoes and grated ginger, then cover with a lid and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. Keep stirring in between.

Once cooked, check for flavor and consistency of the sauce; add water or seasonings if required. Chop some scallions for garnish.

Serve the Baby Potatoes cooked in Sweet and Sour Sauce with Steamed rice. Garnish with remaining chopped mangoes and green onions.


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33 comments :

anjali said...

that sounds pretty good Mansi! I'd love to give it a try!

~Anjali

Suganya said...

I am so trying this.

glamah16 said...

Now thats original. I love sweet and sour. Just never would have thought to put with potatoes. Very nice.

Pearlsofeast said...

Nicea and tempting colour of the gravy.Well done.I love ur space.

sandhya said...

nice recipe mansi.... i never thought of this combination... i will surely try this...

Kalai said...

Brilliant, Mansi! Simply brilliant! :)

Uma said...

Keep experimenting more and give us more such wonderful recipes, Mansi! Looks simply fantastic. I am definitely going to try this.

Ben said...

I agree that the best part of cooking is experimenting and coming with new and delicious dishes. I love to do that all the time. Great result you got here. I love mango!

Send me an email if you want to contribute for the new section of my blog. I'd love to have you on board :D

Cheers!

Sreelu said...

Potaoto and Mango who would have thought :)

Mansi Desai said...

thanks folks! I'm glad this experiment worked:), for me and for you! my husband was pretty pleased with the result, so you have a critic review to back this!:)

chow vegan said...

Nice experimenting! Looks very tasty and I love the color!

ranji said...

awesome combo!!will definitely give a try!!:)

Nags said...

what a nice idea :)

Madhavi said...

Wonderful combination mansi, looks very tempting :))

Dee said...

mansi, this looks like one of a kind. I really want to try this and check out how it comes out!! Looks so tempting!!

easycrafts said...

thats a lovely combination Mansi

Jayashree said...

That's a brilliant combo.

sowmya said...

thats a lovely recipe...willtry it..

ms said...

cool combination mansi. Im always on the lookout for unusual combinations of vegetables.

Purnima said...

Mansi-lovely combo! Drooling at it!

Mansi Desai said...

thanks again everyone! your feedback is truly appreciated! I'd urge you to try this out and let me know how u like it:)

Rosie said...

Oh yes this sounds very good to me -yum!! Did I hear you say I just need to bring my fork? *giggle*

Rosie x

Kalyn said...

It does sound good, and we're both loving our ginger this week! I can't wait until the mangoes are a bit cheaper in the store here.

Kevin said...

This sounds really tasty! Both sweet and spicy.

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,...an original & apart recipe!!

I have never made this dish before,..a must try! Yummie all the way,...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Surely looks so good, a very interesting combination of mango and potatoes, should try out.

bed frame said...

This is something I should try! This looks easy and yummy. Thanks for sharing! I have now found something new to do with my mangoes.

Bharathy said...

Potatoes mango..sweet and sour..!!..Interesting, Mansi :)!..

Christine said...

Mangos and potatoes are not something I'd commonly combine together, but I have to say... I may have to give it a shot for this recipe. Just the photo itself looks delicious. Going to give this a try... hopefully my taste buds love it.

Abhi said...

Hi Mansi! tried it just now with baked green beans and jasmine rice and it was awesome! thanks!!

dictionar german said...

I was always afraid to try this kind of recepies because i thought that it won't be tasty. But your recepe sounds delicious so i will try it. Thank you

Kadhyaa... said...

hi Manasi, first time here very nice blog with very nice variants..rightly said the fun always lies in experimenting in kitchen. very nice twist

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