Spicy Potatoes Recipe by Manjula, Indian Vegetarian cuisine

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Today I will be making spicy potatoes. It’s a great dish to serve as appetizer or snack or side dish for your lunch or dinner time. Serving will be for about 4 people. I have 3 medium red potatoes. 2 tablespoons of oil 1 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds 1 teaspoon of crushed coriander seed 1 teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of ginger paste About 10 fenugreek seeds or methi seeds. 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. 2 tablespoons of cilantro 2 green chillies which I have seeded and chopped long ways. And about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. So first I am going to peel the potatoes not all the way, I will leave some skin on. It looks pretty. You can use the russet potatoes also. But on that you have to make sure you that you take out all the skin. I am going to cut them on bite size. I like bite size better because that way it is flavorful. Potatoes are all chopped. Water is boiling on high heat. So I am going to add 1 tablespoon of salt. And add the potatoes. Let the potatoes boil till they are just tender. I have potatoes on medium high heat. It has been about 12 minutes. Just make sure they are tender. Just check it with the fork. And these look just right. So I am going to close the heat and drain the water. I drained the potatoes. Pot is on medium high heat. So I am going to add 2 tablespoons of oil. And wait till it’s little bit hot. To check if oil is hot enough, just put one seed of cumin seed. And if it comes up and you see the brownie. So the oil is ready. So I am going to add the 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds. Fine methi seeds 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds, crushed. And about 1 tablespoon of ginger. And add the potatoes. And just mix occasionally, potatoes should get little bit brown. So potatoes has been browning for about 7-8 minutes. It’s time to add the green chillies. 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper About 1/2 teaspoon of salt. And let it cook for another 2-3 minutes. Potatoes are ready. Now I will add fresh lemon juice about 1-2 tablespoon. Close the heat and add the cilantro. Mix it. Potatoes are ready. Spicy potatoes looks great. And they smell good. I am ready to try it. How about you? I will see you again with new recipe. Thank you.


  1. wonderful. thank you , I love to cook food from different countries and have recently discovered Indian cuisine, your videos are very well done

  2. Hi ! manjula jee…. your recepies are very nice. I am gonna try one today. Thanks fr uploading them here.

  3. manjula, thanks for share with us, could you write for me the names all thins you use in these video please. I'm Mexican lady I love people from india and I love the food .


    I've made this dish MANY times thanks to you. My Family ESPECIALLY my mother absolutely ENJOYS it.

    the spices, the flavoring, it's all brilliant !

    I am such a fan of yours!

  5. I just made some roasted potatos and all told, it took me close to an hour after boiling it and then roasting it. This recipe should cut the prep time by half and results are a little more greasier but probably tastier to boot. I just bought a big 10kg bag of white potatos and need all the recipes I can get or they will get old and grow roots.

  6. great !!!!!! simple food but delicious…………easy to prepare but i don't know all the ingredients where to buy here in our city. THANK YOU DIDI MANJULA.

  7. Looks & sounds delicious! Hopefully I can try this recipe sometime soon. I just hope I can find all the seasonings for the recipe! Can't wait to try it & see how it comes out! Thanx 54 posting & sharing ur recipe with us here on youtube! Going to look for more of ur recipes now! πŸ™‚

  8. Nice od you Manjula and thank ou I tried your Gajjar Ka Halwa it was "Owesome" it was really traditional..I like the best part of you is that you have maintained traditional way!! you must keep it that way without altering it….THANKS FOR THIS GREAT GIFT FOR FUTURE INDIANS"…I tried it it was MAGIC.

  9. Dear Manjula

    I was one who hated cooking. You Have changed me. I look forward to cooking when i come back home from a hard days doctors job . Browse ur recipes and there in a jiffy foods ready. My husband is impressed . ,and says thankyou Manjulaji cause now he can eat homemade food.

  10. thank you manjula….I love indian meals, but I cannot cook it, your cooking is awesome and I love it, easy to follow and now I can finally cook my own indian food using your videos…thank you so much for your kindness of sharing…

  11. thank you so so much for making the effort to put this video here. I am now inspired and want to make this spicy potato. Thank you!

  12. I live in Buckey Arizona and attempting to buy any herbs or spices other than usual supermarket overpriced standard fare is virtually impossible – does anyone kinow of a decent on line line supplier of Indian type spices etc.,?

  13. @saurabhgrover2715 Using too much fenugreek or 'methi' could have that effect – she used 10 seeds only, it has a very savoury taste and not a lot is necessary, could that be it?

  14. Thank you so much for sharing! Soooo DELICIOUS! You are, indeed a EXCELLENT Teacher & Cook. (Deloria Ellegonta, USA)

  15. @1foodoflove You may be able to grow many of them especially if you live in a warm climate , I live in the UK even so I enjoy growing herbs in the summer I find the flavor of home grown herbs to be very good , You may find some spices in Chinese supermarkets anyway you'll soon find what you need maybe even over the internet Try to use whole spices and grind as required LOVE

  16. Thank you Manjula Didi I will try your recipe tomorrow 'its obvious that you are are great cook. I love potatos

  17. Love your Simplicity and Humbleness to share your knowledge so lovingly!!! I respect you a lot….You are doing a very good work…by creating vedioes ..!!! Manjulaji may God bless you with Loads of Love, Respect and All that you wish for….inclusive of Health!!! πŸ™‚

  18. Hello Aunty, I have a uestion to ask that is When ever I make poha, after washing it get sticky. I saw ur poha each & every piece of poha was non-sticky . Can u please tell me what should I do to make poha non – sticky & good & How should I wash it ? Whenever I got o sabzu mandi (USA), number of times I bougt the poha but after wash it get sticky . Please tell me how should I wash the poha so that every piece dont get stick with each other?

  19. i'm so happy to have found you on youtube auntyji you are grt. wish you lived with me to teach me all this so nicely.

  20. can you write the ingredients, i can't understand the ingredients, no offense, but i'm mexican and u are indian, and i don't understand you because of your accent, again no offense

  21. I made this and I must say that it was so fabulous that I ate it all my my lonesome self….shall make it for my family another day…thank you so much for a wonderful recipe…./Sharmie

  22. Aunty ji u helped meh alot as i m living alone coz of studies ….i often use ur recipes πŸ™‚ thank you so much and hats off to u :);)

  23. I am not too sure which part of India are you from (I think, North India but not too sure). The reason I ask this is because, I had aaloo chaat in Delhi in a restaurant. It was awesome. Forget the chaat itself but I did not even find its recipe yet. Not too sure if it was Chef's special (it was Oberoi Delhi). If you know such chaat recipe, would welcome it. Thanks in advance.

  24. I am no Indian but my Ethiopian mom used to make this with beetroot. So delicious. I always found smiling with beetroot funny.

  25. Manjula is my Indian auntie, even I'm European;-). Love her cooking, love the way she speaks, how friendly and peaceful she is. So simple, yet full of dignity class and courage., Bless you and your family, live long and bring joy of Indian cooking to our homes. I'm sure many of your viewers will agree with me.Β 

  26. Manjula, I just love love love your recipes! I love to watch your videos and love to make your dishes πŸ™‚ I'm Hungarian, but I cook several kind of food, and the Indian cuisine is one of my favorite. Our national food (Paprikash) is similar the Indian curries πŸ™‚

  27. Manjula. I"m Brasilian. I"ve found your vΓ­deos and I'm here to tell you "I love you". You're so gentle, so educated, and has such delicious recipes, that I decide writing this to you. Thank you very much for your time dividing your knowlege with us all in the world.God bless you!!!

  28. Glad to see you back again I missed all your cooking I always watch you cooking you make me hungry glad to see you back

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