Will all potato lovers please get into formation!!!!!! This one potato recipe I absolutely love and I am so excited to share with you. Nothing beats an easy recipe that is so so delicious it would make any grown human being cry. Before all ye fellow potato lovers get into formation, have you guys seen this absolutely silly formation cheerleading video? It cracks me up each time :DDD. Life its indeed about the small pleasures.
This recipe was inspired by my elder sister Cheredi. She was home for a couple of weeks and we cooked up a storm. Remember the raisin and coconut pancakes I once showed you on my snapchat? She made those! This potato recipe has my own little modifications to her original one but nevertheless, my garlic and paprika potato sautee will not disappoint you.
PREP TIME: 10 MIN COOK TIME: 30 MIN SERVES: 3
7 new potatoes, peeled
A handful of finely chopped spring onion
5 cloves of garlic
1/2 a teaspoon of whole cumin seeds
1 thumb sized spric of fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary)
1 tomato, blended
1 heaped tablespoon of tomato paste
1/2 a teaspoon of paprika
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil for frying
Onion chives for garnish (or finely chopped coriander)
In a sufuria, add some cold water the peeled potatoes, the fresh rosemary, salt and cumin seeds and allow this to boil until the potatoes are cooked through and tender. Always boil your potatoes in cold water so that as the water gets warmer the potatoes cook through evenly. Using hot water will result in a soft exterior and under cooked interior. And we don’t want that :))
Also boiling the potatoes with the cumin and the rosemary allows the flavor to really penetrate the potato. I bought my cumin seeds form tuskys at around sh.70 a pack.
As that is going, you can begin working on your sauce. Add some vegetable oil in your sufuria and add your spring onion and the garlic. Allow this to sautee until the onion has just softened and fragrant. Be careful not to burn your garlic since this will make your entire dish really bitter.
There after, add your tomato, tomato paste and the spices with a tiny bit of water and let this cook down for about 5 minutes until all flavors meld and the sauce thickens. Remove the potatoes from the heat, drain any excess water and add them to the tomatoes.
Mix them gently until the tomato mixture coats them evenly. Allow this to stay on the heat for about 3-5 minutes then garnish with your onion chives or fresh dhania. Go ahead and eat your heart out!! Lets have a moment of silence and appreciate how fantastic these potatoes look. And honestly guys, how easy was that dish??!
You can enjoy this with meatballs, some beef stew or my favorite, some kuku kienyeji. It was so easy to make and that makes it perfect for week nights. But since it has a ton of amazing flavor, it is also befitting for a festive dinner. Why don’t you give this a try and add your own twist to my recipe :)). Id love to see your take to this :))
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