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How to make indian style fries

Make Indian Style Fries

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INGREDIENTS
Peel 1/2 pound of plain old potatoes

Peel 1/2 pound of plain old potatoes

Cut them in strips as though making French fries.

Cut them in strips as though making French fries.

In a deep pan or skillet, heat 1 and 1/2 Tbs of vegetable oil. Yes, you heard me right, fries made with 1 and 1/2 Tbs of oil. We are not kidding around here.

When the oil in the pan is hot, hot, hot, add in : 1/2 tsp of cumin seed 1/2 tsp of mustard seed

When the seeds start to sizzle and pop, toss in:  1 seeded and finely chopped serrano chili and the potatoes

When the seeds start to sizzle and pop, toss in: 1 seeded and finely chopped serrano chili and the potatoes

Stir them around well. All the potatoes should be coated with the oil. Keep cooking them at this high temperature for about 4 minutes. The potatoes will start to crisp and brown on the edges.

Stir them around well. All the potatoes should be coated with the oil. Keep cooking them at this high temperature for about 4 minutes. The potatoes will start to crisp and brown on the edges.

Now, add in : 1/2 tsp of salt , 1 Tbs of ground peanuts

Now, add in : 1/2 tsp of salt , 1 Tbs of ground peanuts

Mix everything around well, then turn down the heat and cover the pan. Cook everything for another 10 minutes or so until the potatoes start to brown further.

Mix everything around well, then turn down the heat and cover the pan. Cook everything for another 10 minutes or so until the potatoes start to brown further.

Take the lid off the pan occasionally and give everything a whirl. The potatoes should be nicely golden at this point.

Take them off the heat , give them a squirt of lime and a sprinkle of chopped fresh cilantro.  That's it.

Take them off the heat , give them a squirt of lime and a sprinkle of chopped fresh cilantro. That's it.

  • 1/2lb Baking potatoes
  • 1/2Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1/2tsp Cumin seed
  • 1/2tsp Brown mustard seed
  • 1.0 Serrano chili
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 1.0Tbsp Ground peanuts
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime