Spicy Baked Potatoes


  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • garlic salt
  • plain yogurt and sprigs of cilantro, to serve


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prick the potatoes with a fork. Bake for 1 hour, or until soft. Cut the potatoes in half, scoop out the flesh and set aside. Heat the oil in a nonstick frying pan and fry the onion for a few minutes to soften. Stir in the ginger, cumin, coriander and turmeric. Stir over low heat for about 2 minutes, then add the potato flesh and garlic salt to taste. Cook the potato mixture for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon the mixture back into the potato shells and top each with a spoonful of plain yogurt and a sprig or two of cilantro. Serve hot.

Serves 2-4