Potatoes With Garam Masala & Spicy Tomato

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"A great side for lamb dishes. Use your favorite garam masala. I like ones that have a bit of nutmeg in them. Asafetida can be found at Indian spice shops."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (385.4 g)
  • Calories 226.4
  • Total Fat - 10.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 322.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.2 g
  • Sugars - 8.3 g
  • Protein - 4.4 g
  • Calcium - 51.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 41.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Scrub potatoes. Place in a medium pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until fork-tender, about 25 minutes.

Step 2

Drain and rinse in several changes of cold water and let stand.

Step 3

When potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Place in bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the oil.

Step 4

Heat remaining oil over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan or skillet. When hot, add asafetida, stir and let sizzle for 30 seconds. Add onion and saute until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger, stir and cook 3 minutes.

Step 5

Add the potatoes, turmeric, coriander, cumin and cayenne. Stir well to coat the potatoes and add 1/3 cup cold water.

Step 6

Add tomatoes, stir, cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring once after 5 minutes.

Step 7

Mix in garam masala, salt and cilantro.

Step 8



No special items needed.

2 Reviews

Daily Inspiration

I'm always in the mood for Indian food. I keep lots of samosas and other frozen items in my freezer at all times. I halved this recipe and served the potatoes alongside some potato and pea samosas. Lots of potato, but who's counting. : )


(8 Sep 2017)


This was well received in my home- very tasty! I departed from the recipe by adding the asafoetida with the spices and used a can of tomatoes instead of fresh, using the can juices as my water. Spices are very spot on! Thanks, Mikekey. Made for FYC-tag


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(21 Jan 2015)

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