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baby potatoes with peanuts

A quick and easy cooking recipe with baby potatoes and peanuts and a touch of coconut.


  • 300g baby potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder- divided
  • 1” ginger, cut roughly
  • 1 small bunch green coriander, chopped, about 5 tablespoons
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil
  • 5 tablespoons roasted peanuts, crushed in a mortar
  • ½ a lime
A quick and easy cooking recipe with baby potatoes and peanuts and a touch of coconut.


  • 1. Boil potatoes uncovered in a saucepan for about 16-20 minutes, or until soft. Cool and peel.
  • 2. While potatoes are boiling, combine ginger, coriander and 3 tablespoons water in blender or food processor to make a paste.
  • 3. Add salt, cumin powder and red chili powder to peeled potatoes.
  • 4. Heat ghee or oil in a 10” frying pan on medium heat until hot and add 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder. Stir for about ½ minute.
  • 5. Add ginger-coriander paste and fry for 2 minutes until water dries.
  • 6. Add potatoes and sugar to paste. Fry for 2 minutes.
  • 7. Add coconut milk and allow to cook for another 2 minutes, stirring.
  • 8. Remove from heat. Add peanuts, mix well and squeeze lime and serve immediately.

    Serves: 2 (as a side)
    Ingredients: 11

Critical Ingredients

You could substitute garlic for ginger and get a nice final product. Lime can be replaced with lemon juice. While peanuts give this dish flavour, I find it works nicely with roasted sesame seeds as well, for a similar nutty flavour. The sugar can be omitted.

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2 responses to “Baby Potatoes with Peanuts”

  1. Thanks for noticing that typo Amita! It is half a teaspoon oc cumin powder! Yes, do try it , as it is a simple, not to spicy, easy recipe. You could just use regular boiled potatoes as well!

  2. Love this! Such a great way to make mashed potatoes other than the traditional butter/ cream version. Sounds delicious & thanks for sharing your recipe!

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