Friday, March 16, 2012

Masala Potatoes

Here is a delicious potato dish which can be served with rice or rotis. The original recipe was for stuffed okra and I used the same masala and added it to the potatoes.
Baby potatoes – 10-12
Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
Chaat masala – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Ginger powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Besan (gram flour) – 2 tbsps
Oil – 1 tbsp + more for seasoning
Garam masala – ½ tsp + a pinch for garnish
Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
Chilli powder to taste
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – a pinch
Cilantro leaves for garnish
Wash and peel the potatoes. If you do not have baby potatoes, you can use regular ones cut into cubes. Mix all the masala ingredients in a bowl (it will form a thick paste. You can add a little more oil if the mix feels too dry). Coat the potatoes with the masala.
Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and once they splutter add the potatoes. Add the asafoetida and a little bit of water to speed up the cooking. Cook open/covered until the potatoes are tender. Reduce the heat and let them roast for another 10-15 minutes (while stirring occasionally). Garnish with a pinch of garam masala and cilantro leaves and serve hot. Bon App├ętit.


  1. Potatoes looks yummy..:) I have never tried this method of adding everything at the same time but looks lovely though..:)

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    Happy blogging..:) glad to follow u..


  2. We love potatoes in anything. Looks yummy.
    Love Ash.

  3. The clicks make me drool here..yummy aloo.......

  4. Love potatoes in any form.. Looks so delicious..
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  5. Thanks Divya. You have a lovely space too.