Sautéed Potatoes with Tomato, Cumin and Dill

, from Issue #18. September, 2015
Photography by Nick Tresidder.
Sautéed Potatoes with Tomato, Cumin and Dill

Serves: 6


800 grams waxy potatoes, scrubbed

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, halved, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 spring onions, finely sliced
2 tablespoons chopped dill or coriander


Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and cool. Peel and cut into large bite-sized pieces.

Dressing: Heat the oil in a sauté pan and fry the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric and garlic for a few seconds. Add the potatoes and turn to coat in the mixture. Cook for a few minutes, turning often until the potatoes are hot. Add the tomatoes, salt and spring onions and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the dill and tip into a serving bowl.

Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Menu: Serve with Spiced NutsGaram Masala and Lime Roasted ChickenGreen Beans with CoconutFresh Tomato, Ginger and Herb SaladCrisp Skinned Salmon with Coconut Curry Sauce, and Saffron and Cardamom Custards with Poached Apricots to finish.