You can go around the world enjoying gourmet dishes but the dishes that really touch the cord of your heart are most of the times the simplest of them. Nothing comforts better than the comfort food, right? Probably there’s a reason they got that name! My husband Abhishek is a person who would give anything for a simple home cooked meal. He would rather tuck himself in the blanket with a bowl of therapeutic chicken noodle soup than want to go out and dine at any top of the line restaurants. So when sometimes that might bug me, the same time I know how easy it is to make him happy. Just cook him a spicy pot of rajma masala and drench it on a bowl of hot steamed rice and he’s a happy bunny!
One such comfort food that always wins his heart is a good warm and rich side of mashed potatoes with some juicy medium rare piece of meat. Just seasoned with very basic ingredients. As simple as salt and pepper. Throw it on fire while the potatoes bubble away in a pot of salted water. Sharing a recipe of his favorite style of mashed potatoes which is as simple and quick as… well a bowl of mashed potato! But tried to give it some extra warmth and an Indian flare with a hint roasted cumin powder.
Ingredients: Serves 2
5-6 red potatoes (yukon golden potatoes)
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon sour cream
2-3 tablespoon heavy cream or milk
1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
Boil the potatoes (skin on) in salted water until fork tender. Feel free to peel the skin off before boiling.
Once the potatoes are cooked through, take them out of the water. Using a masher or a fork, mash the potatoes. Try not to leave any lumps.
Add rest of the ingredients into the potatoes. Mix well. Serve hot as a side.