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Potatoes Cooked with Garlic and Sesame Seeds

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Category: Vegetables, Side Dishes, Pakistani, Indian

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Medium-sized boiling
  • Potatoes
  • 5 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 tb Sesame seeds
  • 3 Good-sized cloves garlic --
  • Peeled and slivered
  • 1/2 ts Ground turmeric
  • 1/8 ts Ground asafetida -- ground
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/8 ts Cayenne pepper -- optional


Peel the potatoes and cut into fingers ("French fries"), 1/3- to 1/2-inch
thick. Put fingers into a bowl of cold water for half an hour or more.
Drain and wipe dry.

Heat the oil in an 8- to 9-inch skillet [or wok] over a medium flame. When
it is hot, put in the potatoes and cook them, turning once or twice, for 8
to 10 minutes. The potatoes should be partially cooked and not browned.
Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon to a plate and set aside.

Put the sesame seeds into the same skillet. Stir once. Now add the slivers
of garlic, continuing to stir and fry over a medium flame. When the garlic
begins to turn brown [the browning happens quickly], put in the turmeric
and asafetida. Stir once. Now quickly add the half-cooked potatoes, salt,
and cayenne. Stir again. Cover. Turn heat to low and cook gently until
potatoes are done. Stir frequently.

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