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Sesame Potatoes

26 Nov

Sesame Potatoes.

White Sesame seeds are toasted and ground into powder with dried red chiles. Potatoes are peeled and fried in oil till golden brown in color and finished with sesame seeds powder. Serve sesame potatoes with steamed rice.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Sesame Potatoes.


Potatoes 2 Large
Sesame Seeds 4 Tbsps
Whole Red Chiles 1 – 2
Salt to Taste
Curry Leaves 10
Oil 1 Tbsp

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash and chop the potatoes into small cubes.
Heat a pan on low heat, add sesame seeds.
Fry till the sesame seeds change to light brown in color.
Remove from heat and add broken red chiles and fry briefly to crisp them up and remove from heat.
Grind red chiles and salt into fine powder, then add the sesame seeds and grind again into powder using a spice grinder.

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped potatoes and fry on medium flame for around 8 minutes.
Keep stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
Stir in curry leaves and fry for another minute or two until potatoes turn golden brown on all sides.
Stir in sesame seeds powder and remove from heat.
Serve sesame potatoes with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure potatoes are fried well before adding the powder.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chiles or add red chili powder along with sesame powder if necessary.
Variations: Check other variations with potatoes here.
Other Names: Sesame Potatoes.