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Potato and Cheese Ema Datshi Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2-3 green chili peppers, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Salt to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Large pot
- Wooden spoon
- Grater

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Add the chopped onions and minced garlic and sauté until the onions are translucent.
3. Add the cubed potatoes and chopped green chili peppers to the pot and stir well.
4. Pour in 1 cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil.
5. Reduce the heat to low and let the potatoes cook until they are soft and tender.
6. Once the potatoes are cooked, add the shredded cheddar cheese to the pot and stir well until the cheese is melted and well combined.
7. Add salt to taste and stir well.
8. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 30 minutes
- Medium heat
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 280
- Fat: 16g
- Carbohydrates: 26g
- Protein: 9g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of cheddar cheese, you can use any other type of cheese that melts well, such as mozzarella or gouda.
- If you don't have green chili peppers, you can use red chili peppers or jalapeños.

- You can add other vegetables to the dish, such as carrots or bell peppers.
- For a spicier version, add more chili peppers or use a hotter variety of chili pepper.

Tips and tricks:
- Be careful when handling the chili peppers, as they can be very spicy. Wear gloves or wash your hands thoroughly after handling them.
- If the mixture is too thick, you can add more water to thin it out.
- Serve the dish hot with rice or bread.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftover potato and cheese ema datshi in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat the dish, place it in a microwave-safe container and heat it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the dish in a large bowl and garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley.

- Chopped cilantro or parsley

- Rice or bread

Suggested side dishes:
- Steamed vegetables, such as broccoli or green beans

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the cheese doesn't melt well, try grating it more finely or using a different type of cheese.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the potatoes thoroughly to avoid any risk of foodborne illness.

Food history:
- Ema datshi is a traditional Bhutanese dish made with chili peppers and cheese. It is a staple dish in Bhutanese cuisine and is often served with rice.

Flavor profiles:
- Spicy, cheesy, savory

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the dish hot with rice or bread.

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Region: Bhutanese

Taste: Savory, Creamy, Cheesy, Tangy, Spicy