i just made these after a long time and forgot how easy and tasty they are. i thought you guys might like to try them. they are good plain for breakfast but are especially tasty with roti (chapati/phulka kind, not naan... parantha would be good, too). all amounts are approximate but it's kind of hard to mess up. just keep tasting as you go along.
garam masala potatoes
2 white potatoes, peeled, cubed, washed, and drained
2 T oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
a little water
1/4 tsp lal mirchi (the red chili powder similar to cayenne used in indian cooking)
1/4 tsp garam masala
lots of salt
fry cumin seeds and lal mirchi over medium heat until the cumin seeds are getting toasty brown and fragrant. add water, potatoes, and cover so the potatoes can cook. shake a few times so they don't stick as much (but they'll probably still stick some). uncover, add lots of salt and garam masala. cook a few more minutes scraping the yummy brown stuff off the bottom.
note: you can also use already cooked potatoes. just eliminate the water and the covering step.