Savory Fried Potatoes

(Photo by Kadeeae/Flickr)
(Photo by Kadeeae/Flickr)

Serves 4.


500 g/1 lb potatoes
1 tablespoon ghee or oil
1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt


Boil, peel and dice the potatoes. Heat ghee or oil and fry the mustard seeds until they pop. Add onions and continue frying on low heat until they are soft and golden brown. Add turmeric and chilli powder and stir, then add potatoes, sprinkle salt over and turn gently to distribute flavors. Serve hot or cold.

Recipe excerpted from Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon (Periplus Editions, 1998)