4 Jun 2021

Fruit and Vege Report with Glenn Forsyth

From First Up, 5:25 am on 4 June 2021

Today's recipe for Agria Potatoes

Dry fried potatoes

1 kg                       Agria Potatoes, washed and diced into 1.5 – 2 cm pieces

4- 6 tbs                  Olive Oil or vegetable oil

2 tsp                      Mustard seeds

2 tsp                      Cumin seeds

2.5cm                    Ginger, finely chopped or minced

3 cloves                Garlic, finely chopped or minced

3-5                          Chillies, finely chopped or minced, according to taste

1 – 2 stems         Curry leaves (optional)

2 tsp                      Salt, according to taste

1 tsp                      Turmeric powder

1                           Lemon, squeezed

                             Fresh Coriander, finely chopped

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat

Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds followed by cumin seeds and let them splutter, keeping the lid on the pan 

Add the curry leaves and ginger-garlic-chillies to further infuse the oil and stir for 5-10 seconds

Now add the potatoes, then the salt and turmeric and stir well to evenly coat the potatoes to a golden yellow colour

Place the lid on the frying pan and cook for 7 – 10 minutes, stirring once or twice – this will slightly ‘steam’ the potatoes

Remove the lid, and continue to cook, occasionally stirring gently, until cooked (10 – 12 minutes)

Remove from the heat and squeeze the juice of ½ - 1 lemon and garnish with chopped coriander, gently mixing through to combine all the flavours

Serve hot, with some roti or naan, or as a side dish.  This dish will keep fresh in the fridge, for a week, if it lasts that long!

Recipe care of – Jayotshna Patel (Auckland)