Spicy Sesame Jersey Royals by Asma Khan

Serves 4-6 

500g Jersey Royals 

1 tsp salt 

1 tsp whole sesame seeds 

5 whole dried red chillies 

1/2 tsp turmeric powder 

1 tbsp vegetable oil 



Wash the potatoes to remove all the dirt. Leave any remaining skin on. Cut the potatoes into approximately 1/2 inch cubes. Depending on the size of the potatoes, cut them into quarters.  


Parboil them in a pan of water and add a generous pinch of salt to the water. Do not let the potatoes cook all the way through. Drain and spread the potatoes on a plate to stop them from continuing to cook. Once the potatoes have cooled, you can start the next step. 


Heat the oil in a pan on high heat. Add the sesame seeds and dried chillies and immediately lower the heat as you do not want the spice and chillies to burn. Add the turmeric. Stir in the potatoes and continue to stir for a few minutes. Add the salt.  


To prevent the potatoes from sticking to the pan, spray some water into the pan and keep stirring. The potatoes should take on a golden shade.  


Adjust seasoning to taste and check that the potatoes are cooked through before serving. 



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