(total preparatoion time-approx 1/2 hour plus time to wash/chop
- 1/4 sunflower oil
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 ground ginger
- (instead of the above spices, you can use 4 tsp curry powder)
- 1 small onion, cut into small pieces
- 4 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
- 2 medium sized potatoes, washed, peeled, and chopped into
- salt to taste
Additional ingredients, (optional-depending on personal taste
and what is available in the kitchen):
I like to add some or most of the following ingredients (if I
- up to 1 cup chick peas
- up to 1 cup sweet potato, nigerian yam, or plantain (if
adding these, then
- use less potatoes from above)
- up to 1 cup of red, yellow, or green pepper (cut into small
- up to 1/2 cup broccoli or cauliflower (chopped small)
- up to 1.2 cup sliced bok choy or cabbage
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water
Heat the spices in the oil on medium heat, in either a sturdy,
deep frying pan, or a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
Cook stiring for 5 minutes, careful not to burn spices.
Then add onion and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes stirring.
You may have to turn down the heat a little bit so that the garlic
Then add the potatoes and fry them up for 1-2 minutes, stirring.
This is also the time to add any of the following items:
chick peas, sweet potato, nigerian yam, plantain, peppers, broccoli,
cauliflower, bok choy, or cabbage.
Add the water wo that it covers the bottom to at least 1/4"
of liquid, (but not more than 1/2")
Cover the pan and simmer for 15 minutes on medium low heat (the
mixture should gently bubble).
Taste for salt and be sure that potatoes are soft.
Add a little more water if necessary.
Serve on rice or scooped onto "roti" bread.