Monday, 12 November 2007

Spiced Potatoes with Garlic

No indian meal is complete without a side dish! and spices are at the heart and soul of indian cooking. i've learnt that whatever dish you're preparing, always fry your spices before the vegetable or meat. this will release the flavours and eliminate any raw taste. but careful, not to cook your spices for too long, otherwise the flavours will become bitter.

We had this as our side dish together wish our chicken balti the other day (which i will write later). A very simple dish everyone can handle them. Hardy loves the crunchy garlic bits and i love potatoes.


3-4 Medium sized potatoes
Vegetable oil
3 Cloves garlic - chopped
1 tsp ground tumeric
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp mustard seeds


1. Cook the potatoes whole in boiling water for 20 mins orr until just cooked through. do not overcook. drain and leave to cool.
2. Cut them into bite sized pieces.

3. Heat oil in small frying pan and cook the garlic until it turns brown. Add the tumeric powder, chilli powder, cumin and mustard seeds. cook for a couple of mins.

4. Pour the spice mixture over the potatoes. mix them well.

5. Another option is to put them on grill.


Mat Gebu said...

Nak try lah yg nie...nampak terus mcm laparrrrr!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

zaza, thanks for sharing this simple dish. will get the kitchen smoking now..


Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

mat g: alaa.. ni masak 5 minit nye masak. mat sure tutup mata boleh buat. makan ngan roti nan pon ok!

mia: most welcome..

farah said...

I've tried dis recipe yesterday as a side dish to me&hubby's maggi rice i xde ground cumin but nsb baik ada cumin seeds so terpaksa la tumbuk sehalus boleh :) n mustard seeds pn xde...chili powder pn i substitute dgn chili boh tp d end result was quite delicious (bkn nk puji diri sendiri, just saying dat d recipe's good!hehe) d taste of d spices really blended well n came out nice. cuma dah siap i lupa letak salt (nasib my hubby taste dulu) but overall, best la recipe ni - simple n effective :) i think i'll give ur other recipes a try!

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

farah: heyyyy! thanks for trying it out! you know what? credits should go to you for being so creative in the kitchen! i've now learnt a trick from you and a new recipe! well done farah!!