Spicy Baked Potatoes

  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • garlic salt
  • plain yogurt and sprigs of cilantro, to serve

Preheat the oven to 375F. Prick the potatoes with a fork. Bake for 1 hour or until soft. You can save time by pre-cooking them in the microwave. I always do. Cut the potatoes in half, scoop out the flesh, and set aside. Heat the oil in a nonstick frying pan and fry the onion for a few minutes to soften. Stir in the ginger, cumin, cilantro and turmeric. Stir over low heat for about 2 minutes then add the potato flesh and garlic salt to taste. Cook the potato mixture for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon the mixture back into the potato shells, and top each with a spoonful of fresh yogurt. and a sprig or two of cilantro Serve hot.

  • Yields: Serves 2 to 4 (2 in my house!)
  • Preparation Time: about an hour and a little more