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Tandoori Aloo | Easy Party Appetisers | Gluten Free

 Tandoori Aloo | Easy Party Appetisers | Gluten Free

What is Tandoori Aloo?

Tandoori Aloo (or Tandoori ‘Baby’ Potato) is a popular Gluten Free appetiser in the Indian (well, Punjabi) cuisine. Marinated baby potatoes baked to crispy Golden perfection in a Tandoor (or an oven), served with a spicy-tangy coriander mint sauce and a salad on the side. It often is served at parties / barbecue nights or even as a meal by itself.

Tandoori Aloo is a gluten free snack made with marinated baby potatoes baked in a Tandoor (or an oven) and served with a spicy-tangy coriander mint sauce and a salad on the side.Pin

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5 reasons to make Tandoori Aloo

  • Quick and easy
  • Can be Vegan 
  • Gluten Free
  • Feeds a crowd
  • Easy to bake

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Tandoori Aloo is a gluten free snack made with marinated baby potatoes baked in a Tandoor (or an oven) and served with a spicy-tangy coriander mint sauce and a salad on the side.Pin

6 Tips and tricks to make the BEST Tandoori Aloo

  • Make sure you use old, NON-WAXY potatoes (the new ones with the greenish dull patches aren’t quite a fit for this)
  • Don’t skimp on the marination time. Use ONLY greek yogurt / hung yoghurt for this. Use ONLY Roasted Chickpea flour for best results.
  • No Baby potatoes, no problem. Simply chunk the large ones into equal sizes 
  • Make sure you par boil (or lightly steam) the potatoes with skin in and few holes poked in the flesh to let the marination seep in fully
  • Homemade spices are best to make this Tandoori Aloo. If you don’t have Tandoori Masala, follow the masala mix mentioned below for marination
  • No oven, no Tandoor ? No problem. Make this in an air fryer too. (Baking time would slightly vary)
Tandoori Aloo is a gluten free snack made with marinated baby potatoes baked in a Tandoor (or an oven) and served with a spicy-tangy coriander mint sauce and a salad on the side.Pin

Indian Snack / Appetiser : Tandoori Aloo

Prep time – 15 mins ; Bake time – 15-20 mins / batch ; Serves – 4 

Marination time – 30 mins

Cuisine/ Course : Indian, Snack , Spice level – medium ; Difficulty level – Easy

What you need to make Tandoori Aloo

PS – I made a huge batch of this Tandoori Aloo and used the same marination to make Tandoori Broccoli (similar to Tandoori Gobhi) and also Tandoori Panner, featured herewith in the platter.

Main Ingredients:

  • 300 grams Baby Potatoes (See Tips above on how you can sub the baby potatoes)  
  • 7 tsp Oil (5 tsp + 2 tsp for basting)

Marination :

  • 200 g Hung yoghurt (use cashew curd for a vegan version)
  • 1 tsp Salt  
  • 3 Tbsp Roasted chickpea flour(Besan)
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala 
  • 1 tsp tandoori masala
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder – 1 tsp 
  • 2 tsp kasuri methi (crushed well
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

How to make Tandoori Aloo

  1. Blanch the baby potatoes in turmeric-tinted salt water till tender. prick them with a fork several times before blanching them. Drain in a colander and wait till the steam completely goes off.
  2. Drain completely and wipe the baby potatoes gently with a kitchen towel or tissues of all excess water.  Peel them if not done already. Halve them
  3. In a bowl, whisk yoghurt well with salt and all the spices for the marination plus half the oil. Add the blanched potato and gently mix so the marination is covered evenly. 
  4. Cover tight and keep aside for 30-60 mins (refrigeration works best) . Without adding salt, you may marinate overnight too. 
  5. Preheat the oven to 190C. Line a baking tray with foil / parchment / silpat. Brush the remaining oil gently over the  baby potatoes. Now place the individual potato pieces without overlapping and bake for 18-21 mins, basting them and overturning them mid-way till they are crisp. 
  6. Repeat for another batch if your tray is smaller. 
  7. Serve immediately / warm with green chutney or dahi wala chutney (Coriander-mint-yoghurt dip). 
Tandoori Aloo is a gluten free snack made with marinated baby potatoes baked in a Tandoor (or an oven) and served with a spicy-tangy coriander mint sauce and a salad on the side.Pin

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Tandoori Aloo is a gluten free snack made with marinated baby potatoes baked in a Tandoor (or an oven) and served with a spicy-tangy coriander mint sauce and a salad on the side.Pin

Tandoori Aloo | Easy Party Appetisers

Kalyani
Tandoori Aloo (or Tandoori ‘Baby’ Potato) is a popular appetiser in the Indian (well, Punjabi) cuisine. Marinated baby potatoes baked to crispy Golden perfection in a Tandoor (or an oven), served with a spicy-tangy coriander mint sauce and a salad on the side. It often is served at parties / barbecue nights or even as a meal by itself.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marination Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Punjabi
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • Soup Pot
  • Oven
  • Colander

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients:

  • 350 grams Baby Potatoes See Tips / Notes below on how you can sub the baby potatoes
  • 7 tsp Oil 5 tsp + 2 tsp for basting

Marination

  • 200 g Hung yoghurt use cashew curd for a vegan version
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp Chickpea flour Besan , roasted
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 tsp Tandoori masala
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 tsp Kasuri Methi crushed well
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

  • Blanch the baby potatoes in turmeric-tinted salt water till tender. prick them with a fork several times before blanching them.
  • Drain in a colander and wait till the steam completely goes off
  • Drain completely and wipe the baby potatoes gently with a kitchen towel or tissues of all excess water.  Peel them if not done already. Halve them
  • In a bowl, whisk yoghurt well with salt and all the spices for the marination plus half the oil. Add the blanched potato and gently mix so the marination is covered evenly.
  • Cover tight and keep aside for 30-60 mins (refrigeration works best) . Without adding salt, you may marinate overnight too.
  • Preheat the oven to 190C. Line a baking tray with foil / parchment / silpat. Brush the remaining oil gently over the  baby potatoes. Now place the individual potato pieces without overlapping and bake for 18-21 mins, basting them and overturning them mid-way till they are crisp.
  • Repeat for another batch if your tray is smaller.
  • Serve immediately / warm with green chutney or dahi wala chutney (Coriander-mint-yoghurt dip).

Notes

  • Make sure you use old potatoes (the new ones with the greenish dull patches aren’t quite a fit for this)
  • Don’t skimp on the marination time. Use ONLY greek yogurt / hung yoghurt for this.
  • No Baby potatoes, no problem. Simply chunk the large ones into equal sizes 
  • Make sure you par boil (or lightly steam) the potatoes with skin in and few holes poked in the flesh to let the marination seep in fully
  • Homemade spices are best to make this Tandoori Aloo. If you don’t have Tandoori Masala, follow the masala mix mentioned below for marination
  • No oven, no Tandoor ? No problem. Make this in an air fryer too. (Baking time would slightly vary)
Keyword Appetiser, Baby Potato, Can be Vegan, Finger food, Gluten Free, Kids Food, Party Ideas, Quick Snack
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10 Comments

  1. I could definitely make a meal of your tasty potatoes, Kalyani! They look wonderful!

  2. I would love to try this appetizer. It sounds delicious.

  3. Karen's Kitchen Stories

    Those potatoes look so amazing. I love all of the spices!

  4. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Wow, super tempting, love tandoori aloo. Looks like you’ve also added broccoli and paneer too. Perfect party starter dish. I like the idea of marinating the potatoes overnight. So much easier to bake on the day of the party.

  5. 5 stars
    I love the broccoli and paneer in this tandoori aloo platter! Just curious why not marinate with salt in the fridge? Must make some definitely bored of our everyday meal.

    • thanks Arch. the broccoli was for me and the little helper 🙂 salt releases water therefore marination would be runny and baking at that stage tends to make it super soggy !

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