Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bombay Potatoes

The perfect dish to accompany Chana Masala (see previous post).


about 6 red or white potatoes, scrubbed (I like to leave the skin on, but you can peel them if you like)
1 tsp turmeric or curry powder
1/2 tsp chili paste or chopped red chilis (optional)
2 onions, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp crushed coriander seeds
(you can also add in 1/2 tsp mustard or fennel seeds, if desired.)
1 cup chopped cilantro

Boil the potatoes until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

Meanwhile, saute the onion, turmeric or curry powder, chili (if using), cumin and coriander seeds until soft and fragrant, being careful not to burn the spices. Drop in the whole potatoes and using a potato masher, roughly mash the potatoes into chunks and fold into the onion/spice mixture. Add in 1/4 cup (or less) of water and stir to roughly combine. Stir in chopped cilantro and season with salt to taste.

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