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turkish potatoes on a parchment lined dish topped with fresh herbs and a silver fork

Turkish Potatoes

  • Author: GERD Chef Staff
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


Whip up these quick and delicious vegan, gluten-free Turkish Potatoes in just 25 minutes! Infused with Middle Eastern flavors like turmeric and coriander, and topped with a medley of fresh herbs. It’s the perfect side dish for any meal!



3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6 Medium-Sized Potatoes, peeled and chopped into 12 cm cubes

1 tsp Ground Coriander

2 tsp Ground Turmeric

1/2 cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro

1/2 cup Chopped Fresh Parsley 

1/2 cup Chopped Fresh Dill

Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick pan until simmering.
  2. Peel and chop potatoes into 1-2 cm cubes.
  3. Add ground turmeric and ground coriander to the hot oil, toasting for a few seconds to release their flavors.
  4. Toss chopped potatoes into the skillet, ensuring they’re well-coated with the spices.
  5. Fry on low heat for approximately 20 minutes, stirring regularly for even cooking and golden browning.
  6. Add a generous amount of chopped cilantro, parsley, and dill, then sprinkle with kosher salt and, if tolerated, black pepper to taste.
  7. Continue cooking until potatoes reach desired tenderness.
  8. Remove from heat, sprinkle with a bit more fresh herbs, and serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • Best Potatoes to Use: An all-purpose potato like Yukon Gold is my top choice for this recipe, offering the ideal texture and flavor.
  • Serving Ideas: These Turkish Potatoes make an excellent side dish paired with Beef Kebobs or alongside Pan-Seared Sea Bass. The flavors complement each other beautifully.
  • Storing and Reheating Leftovers: To preserve their deliciousness, store leftover potatoes in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Enjoy them at room temperature or reheat in a skillet with a touch of olive oil until warmed through.
  • Category: Sides
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Keywords: sides, vegan, gluten free, turkish potatoes