A very delicious and easy to make baked dish with boiled potatoes mixed with seasoning.
Usually we make it with eggs. But I have made it eggless for my vegetarian friends. Used yogurt instead of eggs.
Our this week’s 92nd #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is yogurt. My contribution is this delicious easy to make potato pie.
Potatoes are not so bad. Specially boiled potatoes.
Boiled potatoes are naturally rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly potassium, phosphorus, B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. They are low in calories and fat, and their high fiber content helps you feel full. Contrary to popular belief, potatoes are not inherently fattening.
Coming to the recipe. If you are making it for kids add generous amount of cheese with potato mixture. I have used oregano but you can use Indian spices like cumin powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala etc. Follow the method and add spices of your choice.
Potato – 2 & 1/2 cup, boiled, peeled and mashed
Yogurt – 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon
Onion – 1 large, sliced
Green chilli – 1 – 2 finely chopped
Capsicum – 1/2 chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Butter or oil – 2 – 3 tablespoon
Garlic powder – 1 teaspoon
Oregano – 1 teaspoon
Chilli flakes – 1/2 teaspoon, optional
Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon
Cilantro – 2 tablespoon, finely chopped
Oregano to sprinkle
Breadcrumbs – 1/4 cup
Mozzarella cheese – 1/4 to 1/2 cup or as much you want
Grease a pie dish with butter or oil.
Preheat the oven at 200°.
Heat butter or oil in a pan. Add sliced onion and chopped green chilli. Fry until the onion becomes translucent.
Add chopped capsicum. Fry until the onion becomes light brown. Remove from heat and keep aside.
In a large bowl mix boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes, salt, pepper, chilli flakes, yogurt, oregano, lemon juice, grated ginger, cilantro, garlic powder, and fried onion, green chilli and capsicum. You can use Indian spices too if you like.
Add green chillies and chilli flakes as per your spice tolerance.
Mix well. Mixture should be soft not runny.
Taste and adjust salt and pepper. Delicious isn’t it? But wait we have to bake it 😊
You can add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese too. I didn’t. Add more garlic powder and oregano if require.
You can add frozen peas, bell peppers etc if you like.
Pour the mixture into the greased pie dish.
Level the top with a spoon or your palm.
Spread breadcrumbs over it.
Sprinkle generous amount of mozzarella cheese.
At last sprinkle little oregano all over the pie.
Bake in preheated oven at 200° for 20 – 30 minutes or until the top becomes golden brown.
Serve it as a side dish or enjoy in breakfast.