Easy vegan, gluten-free skillet potatoes prepared Middle Eastern-style with garlic, warm spices like turmeric, fresh herbs and a splash of lime juice! It's called batata harra, and it's ready in just 25 minutes, too! The best potatoes to use are all-purpose potatoes like Yukon gold potatoes. Serve these turmeric potatoes as a hearty side alongside baked kofta or pan-seared trout.
Peel the potatoes and place them in a large pot with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, and let them cook in the boiling water for 10 minutes or so. The potatoes should be cooked through but still firm.
Drain the potatoes and let them cool briefly. Cut the potatoes in smaller bite-size cubes or pieces.
Heat the olive oil in a cast-iron skillet on medium. Stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes and coriander seeds. Cook for 2-3 minutes then add the turmeric and the lime juice.
Toss in the potatoes, and mix well to coat. Add ½ of the fresh cilantro, parsley and fresh dill. Cook for 4 more minutes. Add salt and black pepper to your taste.
Remove from heat and top with more red pepper flakes and the remaining fresh herbs. You can serve this potato salad warm or at room temperature.
Best potatoes to use: An all-purpose potato like Yukon gold potatoes is my preference.
How to adjust the heat: For a less spicy option, simply use less red pepper flakes. For more heat, add some cayenne pepper, harissa powder, or harissa paste.
How to store and reheat leftovers: Leftover potatoes will keep in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Enjoy leftovers at room temperature, or reheat in a skillet with some olive oil until warmed through.