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Herb & Seed Spiced Potatoes
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Herb and Seed Indian Spiced Potatoes

A simple dish of potatoes spiced with gentle seeds and herbs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time27 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: vegan, vegetarian, spicy
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal


  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds whole
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds whole
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds yellow or black
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds whole
  • 1 tsp Nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Fenugreek leaves dried
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • 1.5 lbs Red potatoes sliced roughly into ½ cm to ¼ cm thick discs
  • 2 Tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 4 clove Garlic sliced
  • 2 Green chillies whole
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro (for garnish)


  • 3 tbsp Ghee or oil


  • Heat 3 tbsp of oil or ghee in a pot on medium low heat. Add sliced garlic and sauté  for about 20 seconds.  
  • Add coriander, cumin, fennel, mustard, nigella seeds to the pot. Sauté for about 1 minute until it all gets fragrant. 
  • Add the turmeric powder.
  • Add the potatoes and stir to coat with the spice mixture. Cook on medium heat for about 6-8 minutes until potatoes are heated through and start to fry. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Now add tomatoes and green chillies and cover the pot. Turn the heat to medium low and let it cook for about 18-20 min.
  • Make sure to check it halfway through and stir to move the potatoes. If potatoes start sticking to the bottom, add a little splash of water, no more than a quarter cup. Make sure that the heat is low. Cover the pot and cook for the remainder of the time until potatoes are soft.
  • Once potatoes are soft, add dried fenugreek leaves and turn off the heat. 
  • Garnish with cilantro and a squeeze of lemon. Serve with some plain yoghurt and bread (such as a naan or roti) for a complete meal. These potatoes also makes a great side dish. 


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 978mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 592IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg