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Potatoes with Spices and Sesame Seeds
from: Sharon Curtis

  • 8 smallish potatoes
  • 2 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp whole fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tsp whole black mustard seeds
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp salt
  • black pepper, ground
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
Boil the potatoes (unpeeled), then drain and allow to cool for about 3 or 4 hours. Peel and cut into 3/4 inch cubes.

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the spices one after the other in this order, stirring once after each addition: cumin, fenugreek and black mustard seeds, then the sesame seeds, then the turmeric. Finally add the potatoes. With the heat on medium, fry the potatoes for 5 minutes. Add the salt, a dash of pepper and the lemon juice. Fry for another 5 minutes.

(Serves 4)