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Indian potato salad snack

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Morning prep time: 3 minutes. Today we went to an event where there was Mexican food for everyone, but I've found it's wise to bring along a snack bento for Bug just in case the food is either late or too spicy for him. On occasions where I didn't bring something along I've sometimes been very sorry. So I packed a 260ml snack container with some leftover broccoli salad some friends had brought over, cherry tomatoes, and homemade Indian masala-spiced potato salad with  yogurt, cilantro, fresh mint, mango powder, cumin, and apple & rice vinegar.

Masala mashed potato snack for preschooler

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May. 4th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
Mango powder? What's it like? I love mangoes but the only ones I've tried are the fresh ones and the dried ones.

And about the Blogger's Choice Awards, I have to admit, I'm thisclose to making another account just to vote for you, goshdarnedit. Raise the flag for bento bloggers everywhere! But that would be cheating and I'd have to screw up my net-karma. ^_^;;
May. 4th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
I got mango powder for the first time a few years ago when I was on a real Indian cooking kick. It's interesting -- not as earthy as some other spices like cumin, but it definitely brightens up a dish.

Thanks for the kind thoughts on the Blogger's Choice Awards; I've actually moved into the #9 slot (and the top page) thanks to everyone's votes!!! I can't tell you how jazzed I am to be on the top page -- that made my day.
May. 4th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
I love broccoli salad, it's delicious. (:
May. 4th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'm normally not a fan of uncooked broccoli, but this salad was surprisingly nice (I think because the florets were broken up so small).
May. 4th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
I don't like uncooked brocolli either ^_^ but I'm not sure why but it just tastes really good with the bacon and other seasonings or whatever is in it (: I should good a recipe a for it.
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May. 4th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks, nin! Thanks to you and everyone else who voted, I've moved up into the #9 slot and the top page -- woo hoo!!!
May. 4th, 2007 05:51 am (UTC)
Indian is the way to go!
I kind of had to giggle at this. Thinking "Indian at a Mexican event!" But I find this so creative Biggie. Just love the way you spiced the salad up.

May. 4th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Indian is the way to go!
Thanks Meeta! I didn't really think about the whole "Indian at a Mexican event" aspect, just grabbed what was handy and ran out the door.
May. 4th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Potato Salad Recipe?
That potato salad sounds so good. If there's a recipe, I'd love to get it. I stumbled on your blog two weeks ago when I had no idea what a Bento was and now I'm hooked. You have some truly useful information and I appreciate all the detail and the lovely photos. Good luck with the Blogger awards. I made an account just to vote for your site!
May. 4th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Potato Salad Recipe?
I kind of improvised on the salad, but I'll see if I can approximate a recipe for you. Thank you for the kind words, and also for the vote! Thanks to you and all who voted, I've just moved into the #9 slot and the top page -- woo hoo!
May. 15th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Potato Salad Recipe?
I would also like to get a recipe of that potato salad if possible. :-)
Apr. 13th, 2011 10:01 am (UTC)
Can't wait to make a contribution
Hi - I am certainly glad to find this. great job!
Apr. 14th, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
Hoping to get involved
Hey - I am definitely happy to discover this. cool job!
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