Lemon potato with sesame seeds. This tangy spicy lemon flavoured dry potato curry can be served as a side dish or also as a snack. Very simple ingredients and easy to cook but taste is scrumptious. Serve as teatime snack with toothpick.
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Recipe is very simple and easy. If you want to make it gluten free skip hing or asafoetida. I used hing as tempering or tadka with cumin seeds and dry red chilli. Use only cumin seeds and dry red chilli if you want. Lemon juice, lemon zest and little curd or yogurt made this dish perfectly tangy and tasty. This lemon potato is in one word chatpata or lipsmackingly delicious and absolutely flavorful because of cumin powder, mint and cilantro or coriander leaves. These potatoes can be also served as snacks. Serve with toothpick with tea or coffee. Or simply enjoy your munching time.
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Potato- 14 small, boiled
Sesame seeds – 1&1/2 tablespoon
Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Hing or asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon
Dry red chilli – 1
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, grated
Green chilli – 2, finely chopped
Oil – 2 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Curd or yogurt – 2 tablespoon
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon, chopped
Mint leaves – 7-8 chopped, optional
Slit green chili – 1-2, optional
Water – 2 tablespoon
Lemon juice – 2-3 teaspoon
Lemon zest – 1/4 teaspoon
Bhaja moshla or dry roasted spice powder – 1/2 teaspoon
1. Dry roast the sesame seeds till light brown. Transfer the seeds on a plate.
2. Peel and cut the boiled potatoes into half. If you have too small potatoes then use whole potatoes. Just prick the potatoes with a fork. Or you can also use cubed large size boiled potatoes.
3. In a bowl mix thick curd or yogurt with cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and Kashmiri red chilli powder. Whisk everything well and keep aside.
4. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, hing or asafoetida and dry red chilli. When cumin seeds starts to splutter add grated ginger and chopped green chilli. Fry till ginger starts to change it’s colour.
5. Add potatoes and salt. Saute till potatoes becomes light golden brown. Keep stirring to avoid sticking to the bottom.
6. Reduce the heat and add spices mixed curd or yogurt, water, chopped cilantro or coriander leaves, mint leaves and dry roasted sesame seeds. Reserve some sesame seeds for garnishing.
7. Also add 1-2 slit green chilli if using. Saute till everything about to dried up. Keep stirring and cook on simmer to avoid curdling the yogurt.
8. Add lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix well. When potatoes dried up completely add roasted spice powder. Get the Recipe of roasted spice powder here.
9. Mix well and remove from heat. Taste and adjust salt if required. Your spicy chatpata delicious lemon sesame potatoes are ready to serve.
10. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves, mint leaves and dry roasted sesame seeds. Serve with any bread, puri, paratha or dal chawal. Or you can serve this as a snack. To serve as teatime snack or starter serve with some toothpick.
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