Gouranga Potatoes

Gouranga is a word that is used by Hare Crishna monks meaning be happy, so these are happy potatoes.  I like that, then again with butter and sour cream, how can they not be happy.

Gouranga Potatoes


8 medium potatoes
½ cup melted butter
2 cups sour cream
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp salt
¼ tsp hing *
½ tsp ground rosemary
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika


  1. Parboil the potatoes. Drain and refrigerate. When cool, peel and slice in ½ inch slices.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  3. Combine the sour cream, butter and spices. Add the potatoes and stir gently and place into a casserole dish.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes.


* Hing (a salty dried plum) is needed in a vegetarian diet as it assists the digestive system.  It has a very distinct flavour (sweet, sour and salty) and therefore is used in small quantities.  It can be found in Indian shops.

Submitted by:  Nic Prinsloo, Clarens


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