So these little bites came about because The Professor and I both really enjoy Indian food – and we don’t make it at home – although I’m not sure why. I think it’s probably more a mindset than execution – and we don’t have any cookbooks covering this particular cuisine. But it’s a lovely marriage when curry, garam masala and chili peppers meld together with the tang and creaminess of yogurt and . . . well, just typing the words and I’m like Pavlov’s dog.

You know there’s a very big football game happening very soon, yes? Chili, chips, chicken wings, dips and beer will be free-flowing at most parties. And potato skins are another fan favorite – but sometimes the bacon, cheese and sour cream can feel a little heavy and overwhelm my tastebuds. These Indian-style skins are lightened up a bit in the fat department but the flavor is PDA – pretty darn awesome!


Spices warmed in a skillet and then blended with bits of cauliflower, jalapeno hummus and frozen peas – a dollop of chutney brings everything together into one terrific potato skin . . . and don’t tell anyone . . . but you don’t need a football game to enjoy these!


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  2. These sound fabulous! Of all the potato skin recipes I’ve enjoyed or seen in my life, never have there been Indian spices (the best!). Perfect for a very chilly, wintery weekend!

  3. How funny, I hardly ever make Indian food at home either except for the same 2 dishes I’m comfortable with. I think your spot on tho, it is all in my head that it’s difficult. This is a fabulous idea! Pinned to make ASAP!

  4. I love all these flavors…right down to the cauliflower and hummus. This would be a perfect meal this weekend…can’t wait to try it! It’s such a great example of how you can eat healthy food that is gluten-free (and even vegan!) and it’s still so tasty!

  5. Those stuffed potato skins with Indian spices look absolutely gorgeous! I have a basket of potatoes here and I just might do this tomorrow. I hope you’re both staying warm in this frigid weather. Thinking of you and hope all is well. Thanks for sharing, SmithBites!

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