Sunday, June 23, 2019

Indian Spiced Roasted Potatoes










We're so pleased to have Maddie Day visiting again. This recipe has me drooling.  I think we're having potatoes for dinner! Maddie is the author of the Country Store mystery series and she's giving away a copy of STRANGLED EGGS AND HAM today. Don't forget to leave a message to enter!







Thanks for having me back on this yummy blog! Strangled Eggs and Ham takes place during a steamy southern Indiana August.

While Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders South Lick, Indiana, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat. A developer’s plans to build a towering luxury resort at one of the most scenic hilltops in Brown County infuriates opponents, who concoct protests and road blockades. When tensions boil over and a vocal protester is silenced forever at the resort site, Robbie ditches the griddle to catch the killer. But if slashed tires are any indication, she’ll need to crack this case before her own aunt gets served something deadly next . . . 
Robbie Jordan and her two assistant cooks scramble to find specials to offer during the heat wave. Her assistant Turner Rao learned this recipe from his Indian grandmother – and the weather is plenty hot in India – and he makes it for a breakfast special at Pans ‘N Pancakes, Robbie’s country store restaurant.

Readers: What’s your favorite Indian food? How about a breakfast special? I’d love to send a signed copy of the new book to one commenter.

Ingredients

3 1/2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
3 pounds small red potatoes, halved (about 8 cups)
1 3/4 teaspoons black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil a rimmed baking sheet.

Toss the potatoes with one tablespoon oil and set aside. (Note: Robbie cuts the potatoes smaller and parboils them the night before so they won’t need as long to cook in the morning, but that step isn’t necessary.)

Heat remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons oil, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook 1 1/2 minutes or until seeds begin to pop. Reduce heat to medium-low.
Add ginger, garlic, and jalapeño to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in salt, turmeric, and Garam Masala; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add spice mixture to potatoes, tossing to coat. Arrange potato mixture in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Roast for 40 minutes, stirring every ten minutes, or until potatoes are browned and tender.
Stir in cilantro, mint, and juice before serving. Serve the cilantro separately if some of your diners don’t like it.



















































Macavity and Agatha-nominated author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries, as well as award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she authors the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. She also wrote two Lauren Rousseau Mysteries (as Tace Baker). Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs with the other Wicked Authors.

You can find her at www.edithmaxwell.com@edithmaxwell, and on Facebook.





99 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds so good, yummy book and recipe! What could be better? Thank you!

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  2. I have never had Indian food. It sounds delish. Looking forward to the new book.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to try some one day, Lois. It's so yummy - and there's a wide variety, some quite spicy, some mild, all delish.

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  3. I love Indian food! Though I don’t think I’ve ever had it for breakfast. Looking forward to the new book!

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  4. I have never tried Indian food, will have to try sometime. Those roasted potatoes look delicious. Thanks for this amazing giveaway, enjoy your Sunday.

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  5. Mmmm... those taters look yummy. And thanks to the book title, I want them with ham and eggs! 😊

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  6. I love the book cover! Those potatoes look yummy!

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  7. I don't know the names of any Indian foods I've eaten, but I add curry to my chicken salad.
    Theresa N
    weceno at yahoo dot com

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  8. I have never had Indian food for breakfast before! That recipe sounds wonderful! Thank you for this chance.

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    1. You are welcome, Cherie. And if we were French, I, a complete stranger, would have just called you "dear" - perfect for southern Indiana!

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  9. I have never eaten Indian food. I would love to add Strangled Eggs and Ham to my collection of your Country Store Mysteries! Thank you for the chance!

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  10. I love any kind of Indian food/curry, and these roasted potatoes sound amazing. My favorite breakfast food is definitely oatmeal pancakes. Thanks for stopping by Mystery Lovers' Kitchen and for your giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Oatmeal pancakes sound yummy. Must investigate!

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  11. Oh that sounds so good and a great twist on the rosemary/ garlic version I always make! I don't make a lot of Indian food myself, but will do curry once in a while. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. my son makes some Indian foods that I like but, I don't know what they are. I just eat them. As long as they are not too spicy, I can eat them. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  13. I've never eaten Indian food. Love roasted potatoes tho! Love your books as well! Thank you for the opportunity to win. Have an amazing Sunday!
    goozylucy71@gmail.com

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  14. I’m always on the look out for new recipes and I think I’ll try this one. Thank you. I’m anxious to get to read Strangled Eggs and Ham and it would be very special to receive a signed copy! Thank you for that chance. On Facebook for contact if needed as Cynthia Bayer Blain. Congratulations EDITH!

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  15. First I was sad, because latex allergy means no potatoes, but then I remembered that kohlrabi is a good substitute, and now I'm thinking this would also be good with sweet potatoes. ;-) Even better is looking forward to Strangled Eggs and Ham! <3

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    1. It would be great to use sweet potatoes. Interesting about the latex-potato connection - I had no idea!

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    2. Oh, these spices on kohlrabi would be delicious! I never knew about the latex-potato connection either.

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  16. Lamb curry! My aunt and mother's recipe! We put it over rice and add peanuts, coconut, pickle relish, egg, etc etc etc for a delish meal!

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  17. My husband and I love Indian foods.
    Lamb curries and samosas with papadums are great.

    libbydodd at comc