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Potatoes With Sesame Seeds (Til ke aloo)

Serves 6

  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 6 tbls veg. oil
  • 2 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp whole black mustard seeds
  • 2 tbls whole sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbl lemon juice
Boil potatoes in their jackets, drain and cool 3-4 hours. Peel and dice into 3/4 inch cubes.

Heat oil in a large, 10-12 inch frying pan over medium flame. When very hot, put in cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and sesame seeds. When seeds begin to pop (this takes only a few seconds) put in the diced potatoes. Stir and fry for about 5 minutes. Add salt, cayenne and lemon juice, stir and fry for another 3-4 minutes. I like the potatoes to have a few brown spots on them.

from madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking