Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Indian Spiced Potatoes and Peas

This is a lovely side dish, not really spicy hot, but very tasty. You may add cayenne or hot pepper if you desire a spicy dish. And yes I totally pan fried these potatoes....in oil...then I wrapped the whole lovely mess in rice paper...and I fried it some more. So clearly this is not an every day food. Really tasty, and full of healthy veg, but I am willing to wager it's not low calorie. I am ok with that. I would have loved to add some more protein to this and have made it into a full meal. Chickpeas would be nice, or perhaps some diced firm tofu? Let me know if you try it out.

What you need

2 tbs oil
2 sweet potatoes (washed, peeled, diced)
1 regular potato (washed, peeled, diced)
1/4 tsp of salt

1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt

4 cloves of pressed garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1 cup frozen peas

Heat the oil over medium heat and add the diced potatoes and 1/4 tsp of salt. Cook for five minutes on medium.

Add the rest of the spices and salt (from turmeric to salt) stir them in, and cook for another five minutes. At this point my potatoes were fully cooked, if yours are not then cook them a bit longer.

Add the garlic, ginger, and frozen peas. Cook for five minutes more, stirring and lowering heat if necessary to avoid burning the garlic.

I've divided the ingredients up into groups by when you add them. Let me know if this makes it easier or more confusing. I love the feedback, and I am also in total shock that people are actually following my recipes. :) It makes me super happy, but also makes me want to make it a little easier on you, the reader.....because I love you the reader. :)

Here are the potatoes and peas being used as an appetizer of sorts, rolled in rice paper, fried, and served with a dipping sauce. The sauce is a mixture of yogurt, vinegar, sugar, salt, and cilantro leaves. Not very pretty, but very tasty.


  1. The potatoes and peas wrapped in rice paper look like candy...like some kind of jelly candy. :P

  2. Actually I think your sauce looks very lovely and I'm looking forward to tasting it with this lovely recipe.

  3. Love the flavors you got going on in this recipe

  4. Jen,
    I think if I want something company presentable I will have to keep working on my technique. Really tasty though. I think maybe I could have used more layers of rice paper.

    It was really yummy. I ate the entire recipe yesterday. I may have shared.....but not much.

    Food Hunter,
    Thank you so much. It was really tasty. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. LOVE the spices on this!! I so wish hubs would eat peas!!

  6. Debbi, maybe you could replace the peas with chickpeas?

  7. Yum! I've got all the ingredients for this recipe except the regular potato; I think it'll be fine without it. Don't you?

  8. Oh yes, I think it will still be tasty. :)

  9. This looks delicious! I love your blog. I'm now following and have posted a link over at my page. :)

  10. Thanks so much Sundae Girl! :) I love your blog as well.

  11. So, your sweet potatoes go from raw to cooked in 10 minutes? Is that correct? I've never done sweet potatoes without pre-cooking them in the oven before. lol

  12. I diced them very small, it's kind of hard to tell in the pictures. Sorry about that. :)

  13. Such great flavors! Looks yummy.

  14. Thanks Rebekah, it was very tasty. :)


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