This dish is inspired by indian “Aloo Masala”, which I used to prepare in my pre-paleo life. When I discovered arrowroots I decided to adapt this dish to the autoimmune paleo, so it was one of the first dishes prepared with arrowroots and I couldn’t believe that it was nightshade free! In my opinion, arrowroots are perfect potato substitutes as their structure and taste resemble greatly those of potatoes.
Aloo means “potato” and masala means “hot mixture” in Hindi. I wish I knew how to say “arrowroot” in Hindi, but for now I will leave it as arrowroot masala… Oh wait, what about calling it “hash browns”? After all, hash browns refer to pan-fried potato pieces and using arrowroots instead makes a good potato substitute for traditional hash browns. So, let’s start it all over…spicy arrowroot hash browns, spicy arrowhead hash browns…hmm… I give up, but whatever it may be called, give it a try!
Please note that this recipe contains mustard seeds and cumin seeds, therefore you can prepare this dish during reintroductions of the autoimmune protocol.
- 6 large arrowroot tubers
- 1 tablespoon solid cooking fat*
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons bone broth or water
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- ½ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
- In a medium-size saucepan bring water to a boil. While water is heating clean and peel the arrowroots.
- Add them to a boiling water, reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, set aside to cool.
- Dice the arrowroots when they are safe to handle.
- Preheat a skillet over medium high and when it gets hot add the solid cooking fat.
- Once the fat has melted add the mustard and cumin seeds and cook stirring for 1 minute.
- Next add the garlic powder, ginger powder, turmeric, and salt, stir to combine the spices.
- Add the diced arrowroots while stirring to help spices to incorporate, add bone broth and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Lastly add the lemon juice and cilantro, give it a final stir, serve and enjoy!