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Cumin-Flavored Potatoes

Deliciously spiced
Cumin-Flavored Potatoes
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This recipe will be an instant family favorite. It's great as a snack or a side dish.

Recipe courtesy of Rasheeda Blogs

Ingredients

  • 4 large Idaho potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 6 small green chilies, coarsely cut
  • 1 Teaspoon coriander seed, lightly roasted and ground in a mortar and pestle
  • 1 Teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 Teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 Cup broth or water
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro

Directions

Peel potatoes and cut into thick slices. Set aside in a bowl of cold water.

Heat oil in a heavy bottom large frying pan or cast iron frying pan, making sure not to overheat.

Add cumin seeds and cook until they pop and are dark brown. Add ginger and green chilies and cook on low fire for 2 minutes.

Add drained potatoes, crushed coriander, white pepper, nutmeg, and salt and stir to cook for a few minutes (about 5 minutes) on low heat.

Add water, mix well, cover and cook on low fire for 20 minutes, turning the slices to caramelize on both sides.

Cover and simmer for around 10 to 15 minutes until they are fork tender. You may need less time. If the water dries out, sprinkle a few tablespoons of water to prevent burning.

Sprinkle on the lemon juice and mix well. 

Transfer to a platter and sprinkle on chopped cilantro to serve. These potatoes could be a snack or a side dish, as you prefer.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving404
Total Fat11g17%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated2g8%
Protein9g18%
Carbs71g24%
Vitamin A32µg4%
Vitamin B61mg95%
Vitamin C196mg100%
Vitamin E2mg12%
Vitamin K22µg18%
Calcium66mg7%
Fiber9g38%
Folate (food)72µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)72µg18%
Iron4mg23%
Magnesium104mg25%
Monounsaturated8gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg28%
Phosphorus241mg34%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium1753mg37%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg13%
Sodium468mg19%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg29%
Water368gN/A
Zinc1mg12%