2 lbs. potatoes Vegetable cooking oil 6 whole dried red chillies 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder salt to taste 2 teaspoons cumin seeds (zeera) 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (for garnishing)
Half boil the potatoes. Peel the skins off and cut them into 1/2-inch cubes. Using a couple tablespoons of oil, fry the potatoes on high-heat until they are evenly cooked. Cut the chillies into 2 or 3 small pieces. When the potatoes begin to crisp and turn golden brown, add the chillies, turmeric and salt. Mix well. When the potatoes look fully cooked, add the cumin seeds. Cook for a few minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.