I started a series “Arabic cuisine” featuring my traditional food. Today the dish is Arabic mashed potato (mudammas battata).
It’s very easy to make, you can mash the potato with a fork. There is no need to use blender or food processor. Especially we eat it with bread, so it’s better, if its kind of lumpy not smooth.
I see a trend on the web, of meals that contain 10, 7, or 5 ingredients, or even less like 3. Arabic cuisine has the tendency to be minimal especially the old dishes. Mostly the appetizers, but also some main courses too!
I love that fact that you can be healthy with minimal effort, and ingredients. Maybe here in the U.S , the Arabic food is imported, which means expensive, and less available! But I see in the big states, they have so many shops with reasonable prices, and that made me happy!
Has a bad reputation, that makes you fat. And because it has high glycemix index value. However, the preparation method, and food combination affects the glycemix index, since usually you don’t eat , potato by itself. Numbers are always help to be in a better health, but remember
Moderation and variation is the golden key!
You don’t have to eat white potato all the time. And mixing it with other healthy ingredients (especially non starchy food items, affects the blood sugar level in a good way).
This dish is very satisfying, and healthy. The potato is boiled, and it has no added fats, or even milk. But it has tahini, the seasme paste! Yogurt makes a great addition, but you can totally skip it! So it’s almost vegan, and minimal. And gluten free in itself. You can eat it with other dishes, or with a gluten free bread if you wish.
You can find tahini in special health store, or you can just buy it online, here is the brand I love and trust.
- 5 medium Potato pieces
- A handful of Parsley
- 2 Tb of plain yogurt
- 2 Tb of Tahini
- Juice of half lemon or more if you desire
- Few garlic pieces
- 2 tsp of Salt
- Olive Oil for drizzling
- Crush the garlic pieces and put in a big bowl.
- Chop the parsley very fine and add it to garlic.
- Boil potato until it's soft.
- Drain the potato, and put it over the garlic, and parsley.
- Add yogurt, tahini and start mashing with a fork.
- Add salt and lemon juice.
- Serve it hot or at room temperature.
- Refrigerate any leftovers.