Potato sanchwhich


8 slices white bread
2 tablespoons butter

2 large potatoes, Idaho preferably, boiled and peeled, smashed (not mashed)
1 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 cup tomato, chopped
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 teaspoon sugar OPTIONAL
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a 3 qt sauce pan over medium heat.
Add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle, this will take about 2 minutes or so, when the crackling stops, add cumin seeds and jalapeno and saute for a minute.
Add onions and mix, cook onions for about 7 - 8 minutes, or until pink brown in color.
Add powdered spices, mix. Add tomatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Add potatoes and mix well, add salt, sugar and lemon juice, and garnish with chopped cilantro. Set aside.
Grease a sandwich maker using butter.
Prepare sandwiches but placing 1 heapful tablespoon of potato mixture in between two bread slices (one on top of each other), press lightly and place in the sandwich maker, cook as per manufacturer's instructions. Serve hot with ketchup.]]>

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