Indian-spiced potato, fried egg and kasundi

Kasundi is a spicy tomato relish with Indian origins; it's available from select delicatessens.

You'll need

1.2 kg chat potatoes, halved 60 ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil or ghee 2 tsp black mustard seeds 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger 1 long green chilli, finely chopped, plus extra thinly sliced to serve 5 fresh curry leaves 1 tsp cumin seeds ¼ tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground coriander 4 eggs To serve: kasundi and coriander


  • 01
  • Cook potato in a saucepan of boiling salted water until tender (10-12 minutes), drain well and set aside to steam (5 minutes).
  • 02
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan over medium heat, add mustard seeds and cook until seeds pop (1 minute). Add onion, ginger and chilli, and cook until tender (5-6 minutes). Add curry leaves and spices and cook until fragrant (1 minute). Add potato and 2 tbsp water, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Season to taste and keep warm.
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, heat half the remaining oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, add 2 eggs and fry until cooked to your liking (3-4 minutes for just set), transfer to a plate (keep warm) and repeat with remaning oil and eggs. Divide hot potato mixture among serving plates, top with a fried egg, scatter with coriander and extra chilli, season to taste and serve with kasundi.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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Jul 2013

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