Potatoes with Sesame Seeds

Til ke aloo

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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Here is another of those easy, delicious dishes that you might enjoy both with Indian meals and with simple dinners of roasted and grilled meats.


  • 1 kg/2 lb 4 oz waxy potatoes
  • 6


  1. Boil the potatoes in their jackets. Drain and cool them for 3–4 hours. Peel the potatoes and chop them into 2cm/¾ inch cubes.
  2. Heat the oil in a 25–30cm/10–12 inch frying pan over a medium flame. (A non-stick or well-seasoned cast-iron frying pan would be ideal.) When the oil is very hot, put in the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and sesame seeds. As soon as the see