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Potato Stir Fry

a lunch recipe
ingredients
2 medium potatoes cut into cubes
1 small sized onion, finely chopped
1 inch ginger finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves finely chopped
¼ tsp turmeric
1 tbsp chilli powder (can be adjusted to fit spice needs)
¼ tsp mustard seeds
¼ tsp cumin seeds
¼ tsp fenugreek seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tbsp crushed dried fenugreek leaves (optional)
2-3 sprigs chopped cilantro (optional)
2 tbsp cooking oil
⅓ cup water
salt to taste
Potato Stir Fry
a lunch recipe
I'm Jayalakshmi Rangarajan, a software engineer by profession and a food photographer by passion. I'm currently based out of Memphis, Tennessee. A winner of 16 international food photography awards, I enjoy styling and photographing food and produce. I've worked with leading brands to create images and videos that convey a food story. Check out my Instagram handle at @jayalakshmi.rangarajan.
a little bit about the recipe
Potato stir fry is a popular/favorite dish in India. Though the recipe varies from region to region in the country, it is predominantly cooked and served as a side with a bowl of hot rice & dal or with rotis. The potato fry brings back fond childhood memories of school days wherein potatoes feature in our lunch box menus frequently. And this potato fry comes together in no time and serves as a tasty side to any meal.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 15 M
TOTAL | 15 M
SERVINGS
directions
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.

  • Add mustard seeds & let it splutter.

  • Add cumin and fenugreek seeds and mix well until the seeds sizzle and the fenugreek seeds turn dark in color.

  • Next add ginger, garlic, onion, and curry leaves and mix well. Cook for a few minutes until onion turns translucent.

  • Add in the turmeric & chilli powder. Stir & cook until the raw smell leaves.

  • Add the cubed potatoes.

  • Sprinkle water little by little. Cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

  • Check the potatoes and add salt.

  • Give a good stir. Top it with dried fenugreek leaves or fresh cilantro.

  • Serve hot with rice & dal or plain rotis.
tips
Fenugreek seeds are often used in Indian cooking to add a slightly bitter and nutty flavor to dishes. Here's a simple way to cook with fenugreek seeds:

  • Start by heating a small amount of oil in a pan over medium heat.

  • Add the fenugreek seeds to the hot oil and let them sizzle for a few seconds. This helps to release their flavor.

  • You can then add other spices or ingredients to the pan, depending on your recipe.

  • Cook the spices and other ingredients together until they are fragrant and the fenugreek seeds have slightly darkened in color.
ingredients in recipe
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Ground turmeric will impart your dish with a vibrant yellow hue; it will also imbue a mild earthy-sweet flavor with a slight edge of pepperiness. Famously found in curry spice blends.
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The mild heat of this chili powder blend allows all these spices to declare themselves nicely without being too overt.
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Fenugreek seeds hard and dense. The seeds are slightly sweet, with a hint of nuttiness, but they are intensely bitter if chewed raw. Soaking overnight or buying ground is recommended.
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These oblong light-brown seeds are distinctively earthy, musky, and almost charred in flavor. They are aromatic and respond particularly well to toasting.
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