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The Easiest and Most Popular Potato Recipe

These simple and tasty potatoes are one of the most popular recipes for side dish around the world. This is a simple recipe for semi-cooked potatoes, then fried in hot oil and spices that offer variations of rich flavors and aromas.

potatoes with mustard seeds


  • 4-5 big potatoes, boiled and peeled with salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 pinches of chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves


– Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat setting. To check that the oil is hot enough, sprinkle in a few mustard seeds, if they pop, the oil is ready. Then add the rest of the mustard seeds. Add the chilli and the turmeric powder to the sizzling seeds, and salt to taste. Fry this mixture for 1 minute then add the potatoes. Fry for about 4 minutes until the potatoes are smothered in seeds and appear to have crispy edges. They will look quite yellow in color. Cover the pan and on a low heat, cook the potatoes for a further 5 minutes.

-Serve hot, sprinkled with chopped parsley and a little extra salt.

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