Panchporan Aloo (Indian Spiced Potatoes)
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- 1 russet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon coriander
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄4 cups water, divided
- 1 egg
- 1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup cilantro (optional)
- Put 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick pan with the crushed garlic clove, sauté until the clove is lightly browned and then discard the garlic.
- Add the potato and turn it around in the garlic oil until well coated. Put the lid on the pan and let the potatoes brown for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally .
- Once the potatoes are browned, add 1/4 of water (enough so that the water comes half way up the potato cubes) put the lid on and let this steam for another 5-10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
- While this is happening, prepare the egg. If you want a poached egg, place 1 cup of water, the vinegar and a dash of salt in a saucepan, let this come to a simmer and cook the egg until it is done, but still runny, about 2-3 minutes. OR -- fry the egg in oil.
- When the potatoes are fork tender, drain off any excess liquid to prevent the potatoes from getting mushy (you want them to retain their shape).
- Add the remaining 1 or 2 tablespoons of oil, (depending on how dry the pan is) and the spices: the curry powder, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, coriander and sauté for about 2-3 minutes, until all the flavors have mingled.
- Lastly, add the chopped tomato and a pinch of salt. Sauté this until the tomato has warmed through.
- Serve in a bowl, topped with the egg and a sprinkling of cilantro.
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This was a tasty lunch. I fried the hashbrowns for as long as the recipe stated, but they were a bit mushy, so next time I'll shorten the cooking time a little. I was afraid the potatoes would be too hot, but the egg yolk and tomato toned it down to a nice spice level (especially since I forgot to seed the tomato!).
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