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    Jersey Royal chaat

    • Gluten Free
    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes 60 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 4 as a lunch or side


    750g Jersey Royals, large ones halved
    3 tbsp vegetable oil
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    250g Greek yogurt
    2 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Chaat Masala, plus extra to taste
    1 lemon, juice
    28g pack coriander, leaves only
    1 tbsp caster sugar
    2 tbsp tamarind paste
    ½ tsp mild chilli powder
    400g can chickpeas, drained
    50g Bombay mix
    ¼ red onion, finely chopped


    1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Put the potatoes in a large pan of cold, salted water and bring to the boil. Cook for 12-15 minutes until just tender, then drain and leave to steam dry in the pan. Transfer to a roasting tin and crush the potatoes lightly with a potato masher or the back of a large spoon so they flatten and break. Drizzle over the vegetable oil and scatter with the cumin seeds; season. Roast for 45-50 minutes, until golden and crisping up around the broken edges. 

    2. When the potatoes have 10 minutes to go, put the yogurt in a bowl and mix with the chaat masala, lemon juice and ½ the coriander. Taste and add a little more chaat masala, if you like. Spoon over a serving platter. In a small bowl, mix the sugar with 1 tbsp just-boiled water, then add the tamarind and chilli powder; set aside. When the potatoes are ready, toss the chickpeas through them, then pile on top of the yogurt dressing. Drizzle over the tamarind dressing and top with the Bombay mix, onion and remaining coriander. Serve straight away.

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    Waste not: tamarind paste add a little of this sour paste to your regular barbecue sauce for a lovely tangy flavour.


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