Side Dishes

Indian Potatoes


Posted: August 2

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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There are so many great potato dishes out there it can be hard to pick a favorite. Watch out though, because Indian Potatoes might just jump to the top of your list! Cubed potatoes are first sautéed in clarified butter to make them golden-brown and rich, then saturated with the sweet and spicy flavors of ginger, chili powder, and dried mango. Each bite of Indian Potatoes warms the tongue and soul, making it a great companion on colder days or alongside homemade tikka masala. Or you could just eat them solo... because they're so good they can star all on their own!


Ingredients

4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 green chili peppers, chopped and seeded
1 (1-inch) piece of fresh ginger root, finely chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon coriander, ground
1 teaspoon amchoor (dried mango powder)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish

Directions

Step 1

Place the potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover them.

Step 2

Bring the water to a boil over high heat.

Step 3

Cook the potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool slightly.

Step 5

Heat the ghee in a large skillet over medium heat.

Step 6

Lightly toast the cumin seeds in the ghee.

Step 7

Mix the green chili peppers and ginger into the butter.

Step 8

Season the chiles with chili powder and coriander.

Step 9

Stir in the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 10

Season the potatoes with the amchoor and salt, and cook until the potatoes are browned and crispy, about 15 minutes.

Step 11

Garnish with cilantro and serve.


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