Potatoes with Tomatoes

Potatoes with Tomatoes

For the current edition of Cook the Books Club I chose yet another dish featuring tomatoes. Visually it's a bit uh.. unpretentious, but it makes up for this on the taste side.

Potatoes with Tomatoes

Adapted from Climbing the Mango Trees by Madhur Jaffrey


1 pound potatoes
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp whole fennel seeds
1/4 tsp whole fenugreek seeds
3 whole, dried hot chiles
3-4 medium tomatoes, grated
1 1/2 tsp grated, fresh ginger
salt to taste


Boil and peel the potatoes. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

Heat the oil in a wide skillet and add cumin, fennel, fenugreek and chile. Stir briefly and immediately add the grated tomatoes and ginger. Stir-fry until distinct specks of oil become visible in the skillet. Turn the heat to low and add 350ml water. Add the potato cubes and salt.
Cover and cook for about 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Debinhawaii said...

It looks like the perfect comfort food--warm, spicy and delicious! Thanks for joining in CTB this round.

Jeanne said...

Potatoes, tomatoes, and spice - what more could you want? Sounds incredible!

Foodycat said...

It sounds wonderful! I love her technique of grating tomatoes - I am going to use it a lot.

Claudia said...

This would be the perfect accompaniment to a curry meal. I've got to try it.

Rachel said...

So glad you joined us again for Cook the Books and that you enjoyed the book. This does sound tasty. I'll have to get a hold of some fenugreek seeds as I've never tried cooking with them.

girlichef said...

Unpretentious is good! Nice choice =)

Simona said...

Between look and flavor, I go for the latter any time. Also, sometimes we only have 15-20 minutes to make dinner, so having a great-tasting dish that does not take long to prepare is a great asset.

foodjunkie.eu said...

Unpretentious is a bit of an understatement, but sometimes the best tasting food doesn't photograph well!

Ann said...

Now thats comfort food right there. The picture looks like it is waiting for a nice side of indian bread/roti to dig in.