Potatoes With Asafoetida And Cumin Recipe


Cooking Time1 Hr 40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Potatoes5 Medium
 Vegetable oil2 Tablespoon
 Asafoetida powder/1/8 inch lump asafoetida1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Whole cumin seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Dried hot red peppers2
 Turmeric1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Canned tomato sauce1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1045 Calories from Fat 285

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.8%

Saturated Fat 4.3 g21.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 3924.4 mg163.5%

Total Carbohydrates 185 g61.6%

Dietary Fiber 25.9 g103.7%

Sugars 23.3 g

Protein 23 g46.4%

Vitamin A 43.4% Vitamin C 329.4%

Calcium 18.2% Iron 74%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wash, peel, and quarter potatoes.
Put them in bowl with cold water to cover.
In 2-3-quart pot, heat oil over medium heat.
As it heats, put potatoes in colander to drain.
When the fat is hot, put in the asafetida; after it sizzles (5 seconds), add the cumin seeds; when they sizzle and change color (5 to 10 seconds), add the red peppers, which will begin to change color in a couple of seconds.
Now put in the drained potatoes and the turmeric.
Fry the potatoes for about 2 minutes, stirring them now and then.
Now put in 2 cups water, tomato sauce, and salt.
Bring to boil.
Cover and allow to simmer very gently for about 1 1/2 hours.
To serve: Take to the table in a deep dish.
Give each person a little bowl to serve himself the potatoes as well as the sauce.
These potatoes are best served with pooris, chapatis, or parathas, but they are also good with plain boiled rice and Lamb with Onions and Mushrooms.
Leftovers can be put in the blender or mashed to make an excellent soup.