Kamja jorim -potatoes in soy sauce

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy
This is a simple vegetarian Korean side dish .


Number of serving: 2
Potatoes: atleast 2

Onion: 1 small

Garlic: 1-2 cloves

Soy sauce: 1-2 tablespoon

Corn syrup: 1-2 teaspoon (optional)

Olive/Vegetable oil: 1-2 tablespoon

Water: as needed to cook the potatoes

Salt (optional) or very little as per taste

Sugar(I did not add any)


Sesame Oil:

Sesame seeds (white or black)


  • Peel,cube and rinse the potatoes. Mince garlic and chop onion into bite size pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan/wok/kadai.Add the potato cubes and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the miced garlic and saute till the potato cubes start becoming transparent. Add onion pieces and saute again for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add little water needed to cook the potatoes,soy sauce,corn syrup(add dark corn syrup),sugar and little salt as soy sauce is salty.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes till the potatoes become tender and the liquid evaporates.
  • Drizzle seasame oil and sesame seeds and serve as a side dish or banchan as they say in Korean.


Kamja Jorim -Potatoes in Soy Sauce, photo 1
Kamja Jorim -Potatoes in Soy Sauce, photo 2


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