Minty Potatoes


This a great Indian dish. It can be eaten as a snack or it can also be served as a dinner side dish with bread sticks or tortillas.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
6 servings


  • 5 (10 ounce) russet potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 large red onion, chopped

  • ½ cup raisins, soaked in hot water and drained

  • 3 green chile peppers, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon asafoetida powder

  • 2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ bunch fresh mint leaves

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and cube. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, raisins and chile peppers and season with asafoetida powder, ginger garlic paste, cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Cook and stir until onions are tender and golden brown.

  3. Add the potatoes to the skillet along with whole mint leaves. Cook and stir until potatoes are glazed with the spices. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

274 Calories
3g Fat
58g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 108mg 541%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1256mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.