Indian Chilli Potatoes

    45 minutes

    Potatoes are partly boiled then fried with a heady mix of spices, chillies and ginger. These potatoes go well with any Indian dish or are great on their own.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 1½ tablespoons ghee or butter
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 2 green chillies, chopped
    • 1 (2cm) piece fresh ginger root, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
    • 1 teaspoon amchoor (dried mango powder), optional
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook 10 minutes, until tender. Drain and allow to cool slightly.
    2. Heat the ghee in a large frypan over medium heat. Lightly toast the cumin seeds, mix in the green chillies and ginger. Season with chili powder and coriander. Stir in the potatoes, and cook about 5 minutes. Add the amchoor and salt, and continue cooking about 15 minutes. Garnish with the coriander to serve.

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    Great side dish.......I added turmeric and extra green chillies  -  22 Apr 2012


    Thanks for taking the time to add this very traditional Indian recipe! I have prepared and eaten it all my life. You can pretty much change the proportion of all spices and condiments to match your taste. So feel free to cut down on chillies. If you do not have dried mango power, just use fresh lemon juice and it will be just as good. For a different twist, add 1/4 cup thawed frozen coconut - this is very traditional around the Indian coast. Also, use peanut or vegetable oil instead of ghee to make it healthier.  -  04 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wow, these ARE good. the first time i made this dish, i boiled the potatoes too long so this turned out more like indian mashed potatoes. very very spicy stuff, but its also very good. the second time, today, they were perfect. im eating a bowl of it rite now and i have a huge jug of water next to me. we really liked this, but its not recomended for young childern. but for teens and adults, this stuff is great! to bring down the heat a bit, i served this with some sour cream at the side. thanx RG!!!  -  23 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)