Warm, Caramelized Baby Potato & Onion Salad


While I was baking all those delicious breads last month, I was also feeling very guilty about eating so many breads all at once. That is when I decided to eat salads to kind of compensate for all that wheat. This is one of the lovely salads that I had.

The recipe is from a book ‘Diva Green: a vegetarian cookbook’ by Ritu Dalmia. It is a fun book with recipes divided amongst potatoes, pumpkins, mushrooms, greens, fruits and such others. There are lovely salads, soups and few baked dishes I have marked to try. I will post a few of them as part of my Cooking from Cookbook Challenge this month. 


Serves 2


Baby potatoes, halved        500 gms

Baby onions, peeled            250 gms

Walnuts, roughly chopped  1/2 cup

Butter                                        25 gms

Brown sugar                            1 tsp

Spring onions, chopped        2

Raisins                                      2 tbsp

Lemon, medium size             1

Salt & pepper
Coriander leaves to garnish 

Paneer, crumbled, to garnish

  • Soak the raisins in some water for 10 minutes. Drain it and set aside
  • Boil the baby potatoes in salted water for 10 minutes and remove with slotted spoon
  • In the same water, boil the baby onions for 10 minutes and drain
  • In a pan, toast the walnuts for about 5 minutes on medium heat and set aside
  • In the same pan, heat the butter and once it melts, add the brown sugar
  • When the mixture turns dark, add the potatoes and onions and cook for 2-3 minutes till they are nicely brown
  • In a large bowl, toss the potatoes, onions, spring onions, walnuts and raisins. 
  • Juice the lemon and mix well
  • Season with salt & pepper
  • Garnish with crumbled paneer and coriander leaves
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme, ‘Picnic Dishes’.


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This is my entry for the Cooking from Cookbook Challenge hosted by Srivalli.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Nice & easy!

  2. gayathriraani says:

    That is really an interesting way to make salad. I love the idea of roasting the veggies in caramel. Looks so yum.

  3. Priya Suresh says:

    Wow, such an awesome salad, and love the brilliant idea of roasting in caramel, thats seriously fabulous.

  4. That’s a pretty salad… intrigued by the caramelization!

  5. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Sounds awesome Sowmya, I had no such guilt feeling heheheh..:)..but this is surely a wonderful one to dig into!

  6. Sowmya looks like I should be your neighbour. I am never going to have to step in the kitchen.

  7. Sandhiya says:

    Potato salad sounds yummy. Roasting in Caramelized sugar is quite interesting.

  8. Rajani says:

    As far as salads go,that’s an indulgent one. Looks Absolutely delicious!

  9. Pavani says:

    That is a very interesting potato salad Sowmya. I love caramelized onions in anything and this recipe sounds just too delicious.

  10. Baby potatoes sound like an amazing addition to this salad! Lovely!!

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