Spiced Potato Triangles

I feel like this recipe is perfect for when you just have odd ingredients left in your kitchen towards the end of the grocery week. Ideally, I try to utilise the ingredients I already have at home without needing to go out and purchase anything additional.

Today, I felt like Indian food. Naan with some curry was what I had in mind. However, I was pretty hungry and didn’t want to leave the house to get naan, so I decided to just use leftover wraps we had in our fridge.

So I was standing in my kitchen with two potatoes, a handful of chickpeas and my entire spice rack glaring back at me. I opted for a mild curry powder which actually went down a treat for this recipe!

This recipe is dairy free, meat free and will take you no more than 25 minutes to make.

Spiced Potato Triangles (makes 4 triangles)

What you’re going to need

2 small potatoes, chopped in equal sized pieces (about 1.5cm cubes)

1 clove garlic

1 teaspoon mild curry powder***

2 tablespoons water

salt and pepper

olive oil

1 tablespoon chickpeas

1 tablespoon green peas

1 tortilla wrap

Method

  1. Place your potatoes in a medium saucepan of water and bring to the boil. Total cook time for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and leave aside.
  2. In a small saucepan (that has a lid which you will need later), heat up the olive oil on a low-medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the curry powder and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat and add 2 tablespoons water. Add salt and pepper to season and stir until well combined. Once combined, add the chickpeas and the peas. Stir through.
  4. Add the potatoes and mix well so that all the spice mix is coating the potato. Still on a low heat, continue to simmer for 5 minutes with the lid on the saucepan.
  5. Whilst that is cooking, slice your wrap into quarters.
  6. On a sandwich press whilst it is still off, place your quarters on the hot plate. Spoon the potato mixture onto half of the triangle and then fold the empty side over the top. Repeat.
  7. Toast on the sandwich press until a golden brown colour appears on the wraps. Remove with a spatula and serve immediately.

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***The curry powder I used was purchased from Herbie’s in Rozelle, Sydney. The ingredients in the mild curry powder are as follows: Coriander Seed, Cumin, Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Fenugreek, Paprika, Cloves, Pepper.

Spiced Popcorn

I’m having a bit of fun with popcorn lately! I am a major advocate for buying a bag of corn kernels and popping your own! Microwave popcorn presents itself to health concerns such as excess salt and fats (if you get the extra extra butter kind). At least with homemade popcorn on the stove top, you can control the exact amount of every little thing that goes into it. All in all, your body will love you and you can still have the satisfying snack minus the guilt. My recipe today is something I thought up off the top of my head in about 30 seconds. We have an array of spices in our kitchen so I thought why not chuck a few together and see what happens. Turns out, a delicious and marvellous creation happens! It was too good not to share, so here’s how you do it! (Aside: I made this for one portion so i’ll scale up the recipe to cater for more people – or just for those of us who can’t control ourselves)

Spiced Popcorn 

What you’re going to need

1/4 cup corn kernels

1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil (you can cook it without oil but chances of burning dramatically increase)

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs

salt and pepper to season

saucepan with a lid!

Method

1. Mix up all the spices in a small dish

For those out there who have never made popcorn on a stove, I’ll just run through it 

1. Heat up the oil in a large saucepan on a medium heat

2. Add the corn kernels and then place the lid on top of the saucepan. (Make sure to pick up the saucepan and swirl the popcorn and oil around just by gently shaking the saucepan to reduce chances of burning)

3. You will hear the popcorn popping! Once the popping reduces and stops, take off the heat.

4. Add as much spice mix as desired. Stir until all the popcorn is coated.

Enjoy!

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