2 years ago I went to close friends 60th birthday bash and I found this little gem… Lime Pickle Salad …and yes it’s taken me 2 years to write the recipe! using Patak’s.. And believe it or it’s quick with very little prep time… Just what you need for Christmas!

What you need…

1kg of washed not peeled salad potatoes
3 heaps of any Indian lime pickle ….I used Patak’s (Hot or Medium) which is available in most stores
A small slab of butter
A handful of fresh coriander
A red onion …optional



What you need to do…
Wash and halve or quarter the salad potatoes …depending on size.
Place the potatoes in a pan of boiling water until cooked… can take about 15-20mins but keep checking with a knife!
Whilst waiting… Chuck the lime pickle into a blender and blitz to a paste.
Thinly slice the onions… rings are nice
Once the potatoes are boiled, do not over boil, they need to keep their shape… drain the water and gently simmer with the butter and onions for 5 minutes.
Add the blitzed lime pickle and stir until all the potatoes are covered liberally.
Add the fresh coriander…chopped or torn.
And simmer and stir for another 5 minutes.


Add a pinch or so of salt… And stir into the mix…don’t forget to taste as you go along!

What to do next…
These can be served warm or cold.
A great alternative to the normal potato salad at parties.
Eat and share with pitta, salads or just by themselves!



Three weeks later… Off to a friends party and have TOLD to make this or we won’t be let in!!


This one has the addition of finely chopped red onions at the end…