Diced Potatoes with Turmeric and Cumin

Course : Vegetables
Serves: 1
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1 1/2 pounds new potatoes -- scrubbed, not peeled
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/8 teaspoon asafetida -- optional
1/2 teaspoon whole black mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation / Directions:

Cut the clean potatoes into 1/2-in dice. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan over a medium heat. When hot, put in, in quick succession: - First the asafetida. - A second later, the mustard seeds. -Then the cumin seeds. Now put in the potatoes and stir once or twice. Sprinkle in the turmeric. Continue to stir every now and then and cook for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are lightly browned and almost done. Sprinkle in the ground coriander, ground cumin, cayenne, and salt. Stir and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

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