New potato & tamarind salad

New potato & tamarind salad

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 6
Tamarind is commonly used to flavour potatoes in India, and makes this low-fat salad authentic and punchy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal196
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre3g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 1½ tbsp tamarind pulp or paste



    A seed pod from the tamarind tree that is used extensively in South-East Asian and Indian…

  • 50g golden muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1.2kg new potato
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 3 tbsp natural low-fat yogurt



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • 4 tbsp chopped coriander


  1. To make the dressing, put the tamarind pulp in a small pan, pour over 75ml boiling water and add the sugar, cumin and ginger. Simmer, without a lid, until the dressing thickens and becomes syrupy, about 10-15 mins. It should have a pleasant tang – add extra sugar if needed.

  2. While the tamarind is cooking, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the potatoes. Return to the boil and cook for 15 mins until tender. Drain, then cool slightly before halving them. Transfer to a big mixing bowl and spoon over the dressing, gently stirring to make sure the potatoes are well coated. Drizzle over the yogurt, scatter over the coriander, and serve warm or at room temperature.

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3rd Apr, 2017
Easy to make in advance but was a little bit sweet for my liking. Would reduce sugar if I made it again, but not sure it'll be a family favourite.
16th Aug, 2016
Made this as a quick addition to tandoori chicken (also on here) and it very quick and tasty. Simple to make and very flavoursome
22nd Feb, 2016
Very nice recipe. Very innovative. Regards Archana
4th Jul, 2015
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12th Nov, 2014
Had this at our Halloween party went down a treat !!!!!
28th Jul, 2014
Have to agree with S12Ous, these will be our favourites list after today. Full of flavour and went well with Roopa's s spiced salmon. So flavoursome and such a change from ordinary potato salad. Made such a change, we scored it 8 out of 10 first time round. Might try the spring onions too. .
3rd Jun, 2013
Delicious, made these for a BBQ yesterday and loved by all. Looked pretty too and is definitely in my favourites from now. Tangy, might add some slivers of spring onion the next time. I have also made roopa's spice box chicken, we loved that too, thanks roopa !
19th Sep, 2012
Nice if you fancy pepping up plain boiled potatoes. Don't over-do the cumin or it can over power it a bit. Served these along side some grilled pork steaks to add a bit of spice. Thumbs up from the family.
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