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Spicy Sesame Potatoes (Til Aloo)

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"Healthy and tasty vegetarian dish. Garnish with additional sesame seeds before serving."
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1 h 31 m servings 253 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add potatoes, cover, and steam until easily pierced with a knife, 30 to 35 minutes. Drain and cool until easily handled, about 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Peel and dice potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Spread on baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Grind garlic, black pepper, basil leaves, and cumin seeds into a paste with a mortar and pestle.
  6. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic paste and red chile pepper; cook and stir until garlic begins to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and lemon juice. Cover and cook until flavors combine, about 5 minutes. Stir in orange sauce and sesame seeds.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Use a spice grinder instead of a mortar and pestle in step 5 if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 253 calories; 5.6 g fat; 46.7 g carbohydrates; 5.7 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 40 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I would definitely make these potatoes again! Absolutely delicious. I did leave out the orange and basil because I didn't have them on hand. I microwaved the potatoes instead of steaming. I also...

I left out the optional orange sauce and also left the skins on the potatoes but other than that I made as written. These were a little heavy on the basil for me but other than that I have no co...