Baked Garlic

Serves 4

Preparation Time Less than 10 mins

Cooking Time 10 to 30 mins


60ml/4tbsp oil
1.25ml/žtsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
2 pinches of chilli powder
1.25ml/žtsp turmeric powder
350g/12oz red british potatoes, peeled, boiled and quartered


  1. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat setting.
  2. To check that the oil is hot enough, sprinkle in a few mustard seeds, if they pop the oil is ready. Then add the remainder of the mustard seeds.
  3. Add the salt, chilli and turmeric powders to the sizzling seeds.
  4. Fry this pungent mixture of oil and spices for a minute then add the potatoes. Fry for about 4 minutes until the potatoes are smothered in seeds and appear to have crispy edges. They will look quite yellow in colour. Cover the pan and on a low heat, cook the potatoes for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.