October 5, 2011

Healthy Potato Roast, fingerlickin good :-)

I always thought I had posted this dish, but my menu card told me otherwise. Wondered why because this dish is a staple almost every week. Tasting yummy with curd rice or with phulkas (Indian flat bread) alike, this is something that is my paternal grandmom's signature dish. Made without onion, it also features on the festival menu most of the time and goes very well with Morkozhambu (south Indian Curd gravy) and hot rice ! Slurp ! A breeze to make, most of the time, the crust (roasted texture) comes from deep frying the potatoes. But given the fact that my family prefers low oil, I found this easy and healthy way to create the crust without deep frying or compromising its taste. Try it once, and you would definitely believe its finger licking good :-) Adjust spice according to taste. It definitely tastes better spicier;-)

Now, off to the recipe !
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Prep time : 15  mins. Cooking time : 10 mins. Serves : 3


  • Good quality potatoes - 3/4 kg (medium sized 8 - 9)
  • Oil - 1 TBSP (I use Olive oil)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Tempering : Oil (1 tsp) + mustard seeds + curry leaves

Spice powder mix : 

  • Gram flour - 1 TBSP
  • Red Chilli powder - 1/2 TBSP
  • Rice Powder - 2 TBSP
  • Turmeric - a dash
  • Amchur / Raw Mango Powder - 1 TBSP


1) Boil potatoes with skin on with minimum water for 2 whistles.
2) Drain all water, and quarter them (if using really large potatoes, try 1/6 or 1/8 pieces, but keep them chunky)
3) Mix all the ingredients of the spice mix along with salt. Toss in the boiled potatoes and ensure each piece of the potato is coated with the spice mixture well.
4) Keep for 5 - 8 minutes.
5) In a non stick kadai, add oil and prepare the tempering. Now add the spice mix coated potatoes and any remaining spice powder into the pan. Give it a nice toss and add in the 1 TBSP oil now.
6) Cook for 6 - 10 more minutes, WITHOUT covering while tossing them from time to time.  
7) If you want it a little more crusty, leave it on medium heat undisturbed for 9 - 10 more minutes.
8) Serve hot with Mysore Rasam or Curd rice. Yummy meal :-)

The b/w picture goes to Susan's BWW 


  1. wow potato roast looks so delicious and crunchy too ......

  2. looks so tempting.. love ur masala ingredients..

  3. Looks super delicious with tempting pics

  4. Potatoes look so tempting with perfect crust.....I can imagine how yummy they are......awesome clicks as well.

  5. I love aloo in all forms. Will soon try making this in an oven instea dof on the stove like baked potatoes..

  6. Omg, mouthwatering here..

  7. I like the sound of healthy and they look super tempting.

  8. I love potatoes.. Ur pics are superb!

  9. Who will say no for this yummy dish...pls pass them...

  10. Mouthwatering!!! The pictures are so tempting. I wanna make it now... but I'll have to wait at least till tomorrow to get amchur.

  11. this really looks fingerlicking Kalyani...potato roast being my fave

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  12. They truly are healthy & wonderful! Can't wait to try them out!!! :)
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  13. A delish dish! I can see, even in B/W, how you'd want to savor every last taste off your fingertips. Thanks, Kalyani, for your yummy BWW photo.


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