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       Title: MAYA'S POTATOES
  Categories: Indian, Vegetables, Side dish
       Yield: 6 servings
       8 md Potatoes
            Oil for deep frying
       1    Onion, coarsely chopped
       4    Garlic cloves, pressed
       6 tb Oil
       1 pn Asafetida
       7    Fenugreek seeds
     1/2 ts Fennel seeds
     1/4 ts Black onion seeds
     1/4 ts Black mustard seeds
       1    Bay leaf
       3    Dried red peppers
     1/2 ts Turmeric
       2 md Tomatoes, chopped
       1 pn Sugar
   1 1/2 ts Salt
   Boil potatoes at least 2 hours ahead.  Leave to cool.  Just before cooking
   the dish, cube them into bite-sized pieces. Heat oil over a medium flame.
   Fry potatoes in small batches till golden brown on all sides. Drain & set
     aside.  Save some of the oil for later use. Blend onion & garlic with 3
   water.  Heat 6 tb oil in large pot.  When very hot, add asafetida,
     fenugreek, fennel, onion, & mustard seeds & bay leaf & red pepper
  in quick
   succession.  Fry 20 seconds till bay leaf darkens. Add paste from the
     blender & turmeric.  Fry, stirring for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes &
     Gently stir in 2 c water, salt & potatoes. Bring to a boil. Cover &
   for 10 minutes.  Turn each potato over & simmer another 10 minutes. Serve