Potatoes with Rosemary and Cumin

Delicate skin, texture so precious, you just want to hold them like babies.

Their fragrance is legendary, and continents were discovered in search of their source.

Create a dish that would express your culinary affection. It has to be simple in preparation and sensational in taste.

Yes, my dear Mahanandi!

New Potatoes with Rosemary and Cumin
(for two, for one meal)

Freshly Harvested Red Potatoes
Pick 12 freshly harvested (new crop or baby) potatoes. Gently rub and wash to reveal that pale ruby red skin.

Freshly Harvested Potatoes
Place the potatoes in a steamer. Add water to the pot and place the steamer in pot. Cover and steam-cook the potatoes to fork-tender.

Freshly Harvested Potatoes
In a cast iron skillet, heat two tablespoons of ghee. Add and toast quarter teaspoon cumin seeds and a tablespoon fresh rosemary to fragrance. Add the steam-cooked potatoes (cut into smaller pieces, as needed). Gently toss and saute for five minutes. Sprinkle salt and black pepper to taste. Serve Warm.


18 Responses to “Potatoes with Rosemary and Cumin”

  1. Rudesha says:

    Lovely presentation dear Indira. I am awestruck with your style and choice of words. A simple dish described in such an elegant manner-only you can do this. You take your readers into a different world. I am in a trance now… in your garden looking at those red rubies with adoration. Thanks for this feeling.

  2. Srimathi says:

    Such a delight to have cooked something so fresh. I guess when they come so fresh something simple prepared with them is all that matters.

  3. Madhuli says:

    Yum Yumm love those babies!.love the addition of rosemary..will try it.thanks for the recipe

  4. kumudha says:

    Potatoes with rosemary and cumin looks divine.

    Thank you so much for sharing countless vegetarian and vegan recipes. I’m sure many americans are inspired to try vegetarian dishes after reading your blog filled with wonderful recipes and great food pictures.

    Thanks again for the beautiful blog!

  5. notyet100 says:

    omg this looks so yummy

  6. A healthy preparation with skin intact πŸ™‚

  7. Gauri says:

    the secret of this recipe lies in its simplicity, and of course, fresh potatoes! it’s great reading about your garden and recipe presented with such elegance..

  8. Ranjan says:

    Wow Indira, sounds so delicious, from your description I can taste them, I have never tried them with ghee, I must next time as I usually use olive oil.

  9. Aarti says:

    Inspired to try this with a roast chicken dish…lovely!

  10. Harini says:

    never tried rosemary ..thx for introducing it…good photos there as usual!

  11. Kay says:

    I have been avoiding potatoes lately because of their high amount of carbs, but now with your recipes I don’t think I can resist.

  12. Kamala says:

    More than the recipe itself, I am inspired by your description and the beautiful pictures to try this. Never used rosemary. Saw Rachael Ray using it every day πŸ™‚ but never gave it a try. Now it’s time for the rosemary to enter my kitchen!

  13. Arathi says:

    Love your blog – the description, the pictures (raw, in-process and end-product);simple and yet delectable recipes! Bravo!

  14. Narayan says:

    Wow Indira – that is fantastic; so simple yet looks yumm… Sometimes, I used butter instead of ghee for the sautee. It adds a different flavour.

  15. Kay says:

    Lovely recipe!! Simply letting the potato’s flavor take over. I love potatoes, esp with skin on!! used to be my childhood favorite! still is!

  16. It must be a blessing to cook something from our own garden. The dish looks outrageous

  17. Leena says:

    Lovely potato dish..nice pics!!

  18. cumin says:

    Cumin makes a good addition to chili and enchiladas, and a flavorful seasoning to ground meats. Cumin is also useful to spice up plain rice, breads, or other dishes when a spicy flavor is desired.

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