5.01.2010

Curried Stir-Fried Potatoes

Curried Stir-Fried Potatoes

IHCCEveryone is jumping the spice caravan for this week's cooking with Mark Bittman, which should be easy to do given the broad range of his cookbooks. This dish is similar to the stir-fried potato slivers I made a while ago, but it's not as dominated by hot chilis and has a more rounded flavour. Adding finely sliced raw onions on top gives the dish a kinda fresh flavour, without overpowering the curry with acidity. A technique worth remembering.


Curried Stir-Fried Potatoes

Source: How to cook everything vegetarian by Mark Bittman

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn
1 Tbsp cumin seeds, optional *
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 pounds all-purpose potatoes, peeled and shredded or minced
1 Tbsp garam masala or curry powder, or to taste
salt and freshly ground black pepper
pinch cayenne
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped **

* Used ground cumin.
** Omitted.

Method:

- Put the oil in a large nonstick or well seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the cumin seeds if you are using them, fry for 30 seconds, then add half the onion and the potatoes. Add the spice blend along with the salt, pepper and cayenne. Cook, stiring or tossing, until the onion has caramelized and the potatoes are slightly browned, about 10 minutes; the potatoes need not be fully tender.

- Add the cilantro to the pan,toss once and transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with the raw onion and serve immediately.

5 comments:

Debinhawaii said...

Curry and potatoes are such a great combination. This looks really delicious. Wonderful pick! ;-)

Jeanne said...

Looks delicious! Excellent way to use curry powder, and I like the onion trick, too! The flavors sound fantastic.

Kim said...

I have a very new found love for curry powder, especially on potatoes!! This sounds fantastic Andreas:D

Couscous & Consciousness said...

That looks great - hard to go past curry and potatoes - I love the way potatoes soak up so much flavour.
Sue

Joanne said...

I have definitely had curry on the mind lately and this is so feeding into my cravings. Looks delicious.