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a bowl of potatoes in hot red sauce
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Potatoes in Hot Red Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound small new potatoes
  • 1 red chili chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 6 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup basil chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Boil the potatoes until they are fully cooked, making sure they do not break.
  • In a mortar and pestle grind the cumin seeds with the garlic.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  • Add the garlic and cumin paste, tomato paste, lime juice, salt, basil, and sugar until the oil separates.
  • Add the water and stir.
  • Add the potatoes and toss. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with basil and serve.