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A quick and easy spiced leek recipe perfect for a mid-week supper

A fragrant, spiced leek recipe

  • Author: Tooting Mama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a main 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Pan-fried
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • 3 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • A generous pinch of curry leaves
  • 1 red chilli crushed
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 leeks, outer layer removed and the white part sliced into rounds
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Salt and pepper
  • juice of half a lime


  • Heat the oil in a large solid bottomed frying pan
  • Add the whole spices, curry leaves and crushed chilli cook until the fragrance unfurls across your kitchen
  • Lower the heat and add the sliced onion and garlic, and cook until they are soft and transparent
  • Add the leeks, and the turmeric, stir until the turmeric has blended into the leeks, gently fry until the leeks are soft
  • Season with salt and pepper, and add the squeeze of your lime, give the leeks a quick stir and serve immediately