Sunday 15 July 2018

Sesame Chilli Potatoes

One of my favorite cuisines is Indo Chinese, I am not even sure if this is a made up term or it actually exists but basically it means that the dish has a fusion of Indian/Chinese flavours. My two most popular Indo Chinese recipes on my blog are Chilli Paneer and Chilli Mago (cassava) They are super delicious and and family love them.

Taking inspiration from these recipes I have come up with another family favorite, Sesame Chilli potatoes. The key to this recipe is to use baby potatoes. I love using the Taste the difference British Gem Baby New Potatoes that are currently in season and are available in Sainsburys. The distinctive buttery flavour of these new potatoes, give this dish a lovely taste as they absorb the flavours beautifully. I always prefer to cook them with the skin on. Did you know that the British Gem new potatoes are British grown, collected daily, washed  and packaged and they are available in the supermarket within 48 hours of being harvested. You can't get fresher potatoes than these, unless of course you grow your own!!!

Yield: Serves 4

Sesame Chilli Potatoes

New potatoes tossed in a sesame chilli sauce with Indo -Chinese flavours of ginger, garlic, chilli and soya sauce.
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 40 mins


750g Sainsburys British Gem Potatoes
1 teaspoon salt (to add to water for boiling potatoes)
6 spring onions thinly sliced
1 red chilli finely sliced
1 green chilli finely sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
1 inch piece ginger cut into thin julienne strips
1/2 tablespoon  dark soya sauce
1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Wash and prick the potatoes and put them in a large pan with 1 litre of water and 1 teaspoon salt. Boil the potatoes until cooked. This will take approx 15-20 minutes.
2. Drain the potatoes and pat them dry with tea towel.
3. In a large wok add the oil and when its hot, saute the garlic slices and remove them once they turn golden brown and crispy. Keep aside for garnishing later.
4. In the same oil, add the potatoes and saute them until brown and crispy. About 5 minutes.
5. Add  three quarters of the spring onions (reserve the remainder for garnish), red / green chilli and sesame seeds to the potatoes and saute for a further 3 minutes.
6. Add the soya sauce, sweet chilli sauce, salt and toss the potatoes for another 2 minutes.
7. Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish and garnish with the ginger juliennes and sauteed garlic and the remainder of the spring onions.


NB- If the potatoes are a large cut them in half as this recipe works best with small potatoes and also leave the skin on.

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I like serving my Sesame Chilli Potatoes with Hakka noodles and julienne sauted vegetables to make a delectable and tasty Indo Chinese Meal.

**In collaboration with Sainsburys.

Do check out other British Gem Potato recipes below.

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  1. I definitely need to try this. I love potatoes and spicy food. Thank you so much for sharing this with the world

  2. This looks so good! I like potato dishes. I can't wait to try this recipe!

  3. Just what I was looking for, potatoes with a little kick to them. And only 5 minutes to prep. Perfect!

  4. Potatoes and spice, two of my favourite things! I can't wait to make these so am bookmarking as I think it's a little too warm at the moment to be able to x

  5. I love eating potatoes and incorporating them into any dishes. This one is a great recipe and I should give it a try.

  6. OMG these look so delicious!!! I want to try to make. I love potatoes so much! Sounds like these would have a lot of flavor!

  7. I have to try this! I'm such a huge lover of potatoes and we are always looking for new ways to make them.

  8. I haven't had potatoes with this type of seasoning but I'm intruiged. It sounds and looks delicious!

  9. What a wonderful post! These look like some great potatoes. Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. This looks yummy. Although, hubby can't have much spicy foods now, will have to find a mild pepper or something with not much spice.

  11. Those potatoes look so delicious. I love how you get the flavor from all of the seasonings there. So awesome!

  12. I've never made potatoes like this before, but it sounds like a yummy recipe. I would love to try this sometime.

  13. Lovely potato recipe.. nice and spicy. I will make it soon.

  14. Love all the spices and herbs you have used to create the flavours in this dish.Saving this to make at the weekend.

  15. What a fun way to spruce up the potatoes. I'd love to try this when the family is visiting!

  16. Now these look full of flavor! I would really enjoy a nice stack of these!

  17. This looks so delicious and a perfect pairing with those noodles. My other half loves spicy dishes so this would be right up his street!

  18. They look so delicious! We love potatoes and this is a fabulous new way to make them.

  19. Nayna, absolutely in love with these potatoes. It's monsoons in India and all I can think of is having these for lunch as a side for a nice stir fried noodles or simply some spaghetti. Delicious and lovely clicks. PS - Good to be back after a very long break. Cheers!

  20. I had to pin this. I am pescatarian and I could enjoy and make this for a future dinner item.


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