Maya's potatoes
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Maya's potatoes
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:02:23 AM. Recipe ID 25940. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Maya's potatoes
 Categories: Indian, Vegetables, Side dish
      Yield: 6 servings
      8 md Potatoes
           Oil for deep frying
      1 ea Onion, coarsely chopped
      4 ea Garlic cloves, pressed
      6 tb Oil
      1 pn Asafetida
      7 ea Fenugreek seeds
    1/2 ts Fennel seeds
    1/4 ts Black onion seeds
    1/4 ts Black mustard seeds
      1 ea Bay leaf
      3 ea Dried red peppers
    1/2 ts Turmeric
      2 md Tomatoes, chopped
      1 pn Sugar
  1 1/2 ts Salt
  Boil potatoes at least 2 hours ahead.  Leave to cool.  Just before
  cooking the dish, cube them into bite-sized pieces.
  Heat oil over a medium flame.  Fry potatoes in small batches till
  golden brown on all sides.  Drain & set aside.  Save some of the oil
  for later use.
  Blend onion & garlic with 3 tb water.  Heat 6 tb oil in large pot.
  When very hot, add asafetida, fenugreek, fennel, onion, & mustard
  seeds & bay leaf & red pepper in quick succession.  Fry 20 seconds
  till bay leaf darkens.  Add paste from the blender & turmeric.  Fry,
  stirring for 5 minutes.  Add tomatoes & sugar.  Gently stir in 2 c
  water, salt & potatoes. Bring to a boil.  Cover & simer for 10
  minutes.  Turn each potato over & simmer another 10 minutes.  Serve
  Madhur Jaffrey, "An Invitation to Indian Cooking"

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Recipe ID 25940 (Apr 03, 2005)

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