Potato Salad

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Serves 4-6

This is a creamy delicious side-dish that works beautifully with just about any meal. It goes especially well with bbq, roasts, fried chicken, hamburgers and cold sandwiches. It is easy to make and tastes ABSOLUTELY amazing.

500 gm
white potatoes
hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
thick yoghurt or sour cream
small red onion, finely chopped
small spring onions, chopped
green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 tsp
red chilli flakes
1/2 tsp
red chilli powder
cucumber, washed and finely chopped
1/2 tsp
black pepper
juice of 1 lemon
pinch of cumin powder
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
2 tbsp
finely chopped fresh coriander or dill
salt to taste

Peel the potatoes, cut them into 1 inch cubes. Wash them, and then put them in a pan. Cover them with water and add 1 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil and let them simmer on medium heat until the potatoes begin to soften. Do not over-boil, they should be done but still firm or else they will get mashed when mixing the salad.

Drain and put the potato cubes in a bowl. Squeeze in the lemon juice, quarter tsp. salt and red chilli powder. Add the chopped red onion and green chillies. Toss them gently to combine. Set this bowl aside for the potatoes to cool completely. To speed things along, you can pop the bowl of potatoes into the fridge until they are cool. If the mayonnaise is added onto the hot potatoes, it will thin out and you will lose the thick creamy consistency, so don't omit cooling the potatoes.

In the meantime, in a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, yoghurt, garlic paste, black pepper powder, chilli flakes, cumin powder, sugar and salt. Whip it well with a fork until smooth and well combined.

Put the chopped cucumber in a kitchen towel or tissue and squeeze out any excess water. Then add the cucumber into the mayonnaise mixture and stir.

Once the potatoes are cool, add the chopped boiled eggs and chopped coriander, then pour in the mayonnaise mixture. Gently stir everything together to combine. Sprinkle some spring onions and a dusting of either paprika or red chilli powder. Taste and adjust.

TIP: You can omit the boiled eggs and have a plain potato salad, or use chopped cooked sausages, or shredded chicken for variety.

This salad is best served cold, so you can keep it refrigerated until time of serving.

Enjoy! :)


very light and refreshing for something made with potatoes

fauzias im a big fun n im gonna try all ur recipes and im sure my boyfriend will b a happy man....;-)

Fauzia, this garlic paste is it the kawaida kitunguu saumu crashed amavni gani

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Yes kitungu saumu ya kusaga.

i made that salad it turned out very yummy thanx for sharing the recepie

Anty fauzia d salad is fantastic

Its really yummy fauzia

Will it remain fresh after staying in the fridge overnight?

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Yes it should be fine overnight.

Tried this and it turned out really delicious. Even the kids loved it. JazakAllahu Khairan.

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If you like.

thanks for youre wonderful recipes. how do i chop spring onions? the green part chopped?

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Yes, you chop both the white part and the green part. The green is mostly used for garnishing, to sprinkle over the dish in the end.

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For added flavour.

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it looks yummy jzk....but i don't like the yoghurt part, can i use mayonnaise only??

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Yes you can.

A/Salam dear sister Fauzia,
I made the potato salad for a party it was yummylicious and nothing was leftover, guests loved it and asked the recipe. Thanks once again for adding a charm to our dinner table. jazakallah khair.

salaam sister.so sorry but regarding egg,you don't put in the yolk do you,also how long I can leave in the frldge as this sounds yummy & I may have to make xtra portion.

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W/Salaam, you will use the full egg including the yolk. And it can keep well for up to 3-4 days refrigerated in an airtight container.


Assalama alaikum
Wow I did dis today it turns out yummy tnxfor d NYC recipes ssister

Can i use fresh garlic and stamp it? Does the garlic remain raw or do i need to cook it?

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What do you mean by stamp it? Do you mean crush it? As long as the garlic is completely smooth and paste-like then you can use it. No need to cook it.

Asalam alaikum Fauzia can I use salad cream and mayo instead of the yoghurt?

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Yes that is ok.