Baby potatoes... I find them extremely cute. I find them a big pain to peel, but hey, the things we do for... love? cuteness? food?
Food is the most likely answer. We buy bags of baby potatoes every once in a while as S promises to make me some Tatties. He made them once when I had no clue how to take decent pictures. And after that, I’ve just done whatever comes to my mind with the potatoes.
This is something my aunt made for us and as kids, we used to get pretty kicked about the dish. It is about as simple as side dishes get (once you’ve peeled all the little ones).
250 g Baby Potatoes, boiled and peeled
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
¼ tsp Asafoetida
1 tbsp Garlic Paste
1-2 tsp Chilli Powder
¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to Taste
Heat the oil in a kadhai. Add the cumin seeds and asafetida. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the garlic paste, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Fry this paste for a couple of minutes. Add the baby potatoes and salt. Mix well. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Cook uncovered for another 2-3 minutes.
Serve hot with rotis or rice and dal.
God must lie in the simple joys of life.