Spiced Lemon Potatoes recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes

In this yummy recipe, potatoes are fried with garlic, chillies, spices, yellow split lentils and a little lemon juice and then cooked until crisp. Perfect alongside grilled vegetables!


  • 500g boiled potato
  • 3 tbsp. split yellow lentils
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2-3 curry leaves, finely chopped


  1. Mince the garlic cloves. Slice the chillies in half and remove the seeds with the back of your knife and then finely dice. Dice the potato.

  2. Heat some oil in a large frying pan and add the cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Fry for a minute, add the chillies and garlic and fry until lightly browned. Add the split lentils and fry for another 2 minutes.

  3. Add the potatoes, then add the black pepper, turmeric, chilli flakes, some salt and the curry leaves and fry until golden and crisp.

  4. To serve, sprinkle over the lemon juice and stir to combine.

If you want to, you can add some lime juice in place of the lemon juice or you could use some pre-prepared curry paste in place of all of the spices in the recipe. Serves 2-4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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