4 brown potatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 white onion
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ginger powder (freshly ground is preferred)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 teaspoons coriander
1 bay leaf
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil.
Put enough water in pot to cover 4 potatoes. While water is heating to a boil, wash potatoes. Cut each potato into about 12 pieces. Mince onion. After water comes to a boil, add potatoes and salt to pot. Boil until potatoes are done but still firm to the fork. This takes about 6-to-10 minutes.
Dice tomato. Put .vegetable oil and onion in frying pan. Sauté on medium-high for about 5 minutes or until onions are soft. Reduce heat to medium-low and add tomato, ginger, chili, cumin, garam masala, mustard, sesame seeds, coriander, bay leaf, lemon juice, and sesame oil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add potato pieces. Stir potatoes gently until they are fully coated with oil and spices and soft to the fork.
1) Ginger has been in the kitchen for 5,000 years.
2) Ginger, the spice, not anyone named Ginger. Goodness.
3) Ginger has been and still is used for curing upset stomaches and motion sickness.
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5) Ginger brings other health benefits. It’s a truly amazing spice.
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8) They served hamburgers. You could put your fixin’s on them. I don’t think any of them were ginger.
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