Spicy Garlicky baby potatoes ……

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Garlic flavored, hot and spicy lasaniya batata / Garlicky baby potatoes is a delicious curry from the state of Gujarat. I especially love this for its combination of potatoes and garlic as Garlic gives a very distinctive flavor to these potatoes.

Prep time: 10 mins. Cook time: 20 mins, Total time: 30 mins

Serves : 3-4 as a side dish

Ingredients For making paste:

Garlic – 8-10 large cloves
Ginger – ½ inch piece
Dry roasted Peanuts – 2 tablespoons
Sesame seeds – 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder – 2 teaspoon

Other ingredients:

Baby potatoes – 300 grams (around 15 small potatoes, you can even use regular potatoes cut in quarter )
Oil – ½ tablespoon + 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon
Dried red chili – 2-3
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder – ½ teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Water – ½ cup
Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped for garnishing

Instructions

Boil baby potatoes till tender .
Make a smooth paste with garlic , ginger, peanuts, Sesame seeds & chili powder using little water
Sauté the boiled and peeled potatoes in ½ tablespoon of oil till they browned evenly. Remove it to a plate and keep aside .
In the same pan heat remaining oil and add cumin seeds. Once the sizzle, add dried chili and cook for 30 seconds.
Then add prepared paste with all spice powders (turmeric powder, cumin-coriander powder) and salt. Mix well.
Cook the paste till raw smell of ginger garlic goes away and oil starts to ooze out from the sides.
Now add potatoes and water.
Once gravy starts to a boil, cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes. Check to see if more water is needed .
Just before serving add cilantro and switch off the stove.

Serve these garlicky potatoes with poori , roti or paratha along with steamed rice and lentils as a full meal.
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