Mini new potatoes and nuts snack


I went round a friends house to teach her how to make samosas and she happened to have these lovely new mini potatoes. I thought these would make a great snack.  I told her a bit about the foods we eat during the Indian fasts and she really wanted to try the dry potato farari shak that I usually make when I am fasting.  So this is what we came up with using the ingredients in her pantry.


  • 20 small mini potaoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 2 fresh green chillies
  • handful of almonds
  • handful of cashews
  • handful of peanuts
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp sugar


1.  Boil the potatoes in their jackets and once cool- peel the potatoes.  This cook us about 15 minutes.

2.  Heat the oil and add the cumin seeds.  Once they brown, add the nuts to the oil and stir until lightly browned.

3.  Add the boiled potatoes to the mixture; add the salt, pepper, sliced fresh chillies, sugar and lemon juice and allow to cook on  a medium heat for 5-7 minutes.

4.  The potato snack is ready to serve.   Unfortunately we  didn’t have any coriander but it tasted great.    I came away with a large bag of these mini new potatoes which I will use to make  stuffed vegetable curry we call bharelu shak.


We did make some samosas too!!


Do share any other recipes you may have using mini new potatoes.

  • Mayuri Patel

    lovely snack. It will definitely be a winner with hubby dear as he loves nuts.

  • Shobha

    Yummy potato nut snack.. potatoes are everyone’s favourite.. and added nuts is a bonus treat !

  • Yummy! Looks delicious x

  • pearsonlaurauk

    This looks delicious, and filling. Will need to try this!
    Laura | A Life With Frills

  • fashion-mommy

    I don’t have recipes as such, but always have these in my fridge, or even tinned ones as they are so useful. This dish looks gorgeous.


  • Those samosas look delicious, and I’ve never heard of a recipe like this before, it sounds delicious. Plus those tiny little chilis are absolutely adorable too!

  • That sounds gorgeous and something I would never have considered making but now I’ve seen how easy it is and how delicious it looks then i’ll definietly have a try x x

  • Please come and teach me to cook. I love the sound of all the food you cook

  • mummyoftwo

    Oh my goodness this looks like my idea of heaven! Will definitely be trying it!

  • Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and

    Potatoes and nuts – a combo I would never have thought of but sounds delicious

  • Clare Mansell

    I love potatoes in all shapes and sizes. It’s the Irish blood!

  • Monika

    These sound so delicious! I’d have never have thought to mix potatoes and nuts. Must try this

  • Nell@PigeonPairandMe

    I’ve never thought of having whole potatoes as snacks, but what a marvellous idea! Perfect to accompany a nice glass of white.

  • Emily Shepperson

    I love mini new potatoes but never even thought about having them on their own as a snack. I like to just boil them and then chop up any leftovers and fry them up.

  • Modelmum

    Another great recipe from you!
    Sounds absolutely delicious and something i would like to serve up as a snack x

  • Blue Bear Wood

    Yum, would make a great side salad for meals and be wonderful for summer picnics

  • Otilia

    Can wait for new potatoes to appear here too!

  • Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    I am going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing, Mina.

  • Totally off topic, but I like the plate. Is that the poppy set from wilko.

  • Nayna Kanabar

    This sounds like a great idea and I am so glad your friend loved the taste too.

  • Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours

    Yummy, I love potatoes 🙂 I love samosas too, so a win win from me!

  • That sounds really delicious to nibble on.

  • Kara

    This looks amazing!!

  • Agata Pokutycka

    I normally would use them in a potato salad mixed with a little mayonnaise and a fresh mint

  • Emma The Mini Mes and Me

    You always make me feel hungry!! I love potatoes x

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