Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dry Potatoes With Ginger And Garlic

Try this simple potato recipe for a change. These potatoes are just full of flavor with a slight hint of spiciness. If you enjoy spicier food, simply add extra cayenne pepper to it. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking

Dry Potatoes With Ginger And Garlic

(Printable Recipe)


625 g (1 lb 6 oz) Potatoes
Piece of Fresh Ginger, about 5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm( 2 x 1 x 1 inches), peeled and coarsely chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, peeled
3 Tbsp Water
1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
5 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Fennel Seeds (optional)


Boil the potatoes in their jackets. Drain and let them cool completely. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 2-2.5 cm (3/4-1 inch) dice.

Put the ginger, garlic, 3 Tbsp water, turmeric, salt and cayenne pepper into the container of a food processor or blender. Blend until you have a paste. Put the oil in a large, preferably non-stick frying pan and set over medium heat. When hot, put in the fennel seeds if you are using them. Let them sizzle for a few seconds. Now put in the ginger garlic paste. Stir and fry for 2 minutes.

Put in the potatoes. Stir and fry over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes or until the potatoes have a nice, golden brown crust on them.


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  1. Your potatoes look fantastic! I'm always trying to think of side dishes for Indian food, and this is perfect.

  2. I really like the addition of fennel seeds. This looks very tasty!

  3. Looks delicious and full of flavor!

  4. i like potatoes! thanks for this recipe!!

  5. @lisaiscooking: Thanks.

    @finsmom: They are tasty and yes, I like the fennel seeds too.

    @Meg: Thanks.

    @adeL: You're welcome:)

  6. Do you mean fennel seeds? or cumin seeds?

  7. @Gunja Farishta: Fennel seeds.

  8. tried this recipe today!! it's very yummy. thanks a lot.

  9. Oh wow this recipe looks so good. I'm gonna try it this week.


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