These quick Indian spiced potatoes have got to be the quickest Indian dish you can ever make!! Simple, easy, and effortless. It's ready in 20 minutes or less. This very versatile dish can be served on its own or as a side dish pairing with a delicious main course.
1lb(500g)Potatoes diced4 to 5 large
1tbspBlack mustard seed
2tspSaltor more to taste
Spices - see note for substitute
½tspChili powder / cayenneup to 1 tsp
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Wash, peel and dice the potatoes into equal size pieces about 1 ½ inch.Pro tip - Don't dice the potatoes too small as they absorb too much moisture.
Boil the potatoes in a large pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 to 12 minutes until fork tender. Drain the potatoes in a colander and set asidePro tip - Always cook potatoes in cold not hot water. That way they do not become soggy.
Have all your sauté ingredients ready as this take no more than 3 to 5 minutes and you don't want to burn anything.
In a large sauté pan or frying pan. Heat the oil on medium high heat. When hot add the mustard seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds. Then add the curry leaves Pro tip - mustard seeds will crackle only when the oil is very hot (like popcorn). The curry leaves add a nice aroma but can be omitted.
Next, lower the heat to medium low, Then, add the ginger and garlic, sauté another 30 seconds. Followed by the spices and water. Cook for another 30 seconds until fragrant. Pro tip - the water will prevent the spices from burning. If necessary add 2 tbsp more.
Then add the potatoes. Toss them gently to coat with all the spices. Cook for a minute on medium-low tossing so it's all well coated. Pro tip- use a flat spatula and toss the potatoes around in the pan, this way you won't mash the potatoes.
Finally, give it a generous squeeze of lemon juice and cilantro. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Garnish with more chopped cilantro before serving.
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