Quesnel Farmer's Market, Quesnel BC


Pan Roasted New Potatoes with Indian Spices

1 tbsp         Olive oil
8                  Large cloves garlic, unpeeled
3                  Slices of fresh ginger, unpeeled
1 1/2 tsp     Fennel seeds
1 1/2 tsp     Cumin seeds
1 1/2 tsp     Turmeric
1 1/2 lbs     New potatoes, cut to 1/2" chunks
3/4 tsp        Salt
1 tbsp         Fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp         Chopped fresh cilantro

In a large skillet over low heat, heat oil. Add garlic, ginger, fennel, cumin, and turmeric. Cook one minute. Add potatoes, shaking pan to coat potatoes with spice mixture. Cook until potatoes begin to turn golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water, cover pan and cook until potatoes are tender, shaking occasionally, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle salt over potatoes and toss. Remove and discard ginger. Sprinkle lemon juice over potatoes, then sprinkle with chopped cilantro to serve.

(note: in this recipe it says this will serve 4 people, but I would say more like 3)

Submitted By: Janet Allen