Indian spiced baby potatoes

Masala roasted (Aloo) baby potato, or as I call it Indian spiced baby potatoes, is a simple potato recipe which is full of flavors and spices from the freshly ground spice mix. Indian spiced baby potatoes goes very well with any Indian bread but usually served with Paratha or Puri. Indian spiced baby potatoes can be packed for the kids lunch box as well and it is a great meal to pack for the long distance traveling with family. Potatoes are known be to be packed with phytonutrients that include carotenoids, flavonoids and caffeic acid. These substances are known to help prevent cell damage, help in digestion, heart health, blood pressure and even cancer prevention. So this recipe is not only extremely tasty, but pretty healthy as well!

INGREDIENTSIndian spiced baby potatoes 3
500 grams baby potatoes, or 4 – 5 medium size potato
4 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon asafetida
1 teaspoon dry mango powder
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon coriander seeds
3-4 dry red Chilies
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seedsIndian spiced baby potatoes

To begin making the Masala Roasted (Aloo) Baby Potato, first wash the potato and par boil them in the pressure cooker for one or two whistles over medium heat. Once the pressure released from the cooker, open the cooker, peel the boiled potato and set aside in a bowl.

In a cast iron skillet dry roast the coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chilies and black peppercorns for the spice mix till they are slightly browned and fragrant. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool a bit. Once cooled grind the spice mix into a fine powder. Transfer to a bowl and keep aside.

The next step is the roast the potatoes. Heat oil in stir fry pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and asafetida. Once the seeds crackle add the boiled baby potatoes (aloo) along with fresh spice mix, dry mango powder and salt. Stir to combine well and roast the potatoes until they turn crisp from outside.

Garnish the Masala Roasted Aloo with freshly chopped coriander leaves and drizzle lemon juice just before serving. Serve indian spiced baby potatoes along with Paratha or Puri for the breakfast or Sunday brunch.

Indian spiced baby potatoes

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5 thoughts on “Indian spiced baby potatoes

  • August 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    This looks fantastic! I have a new vegetarian in the house, will definitely be giving this a go for her! Thanks! 🙂

    • August 19, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Hi Deb!

      Wow thank you so much, I’m glad you like the recipe, so let me know if your friends/family like them too, I really hope so. Thank you! 😀

  • July 27, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I would like to save this recipe for future use. There isn’t a share button for Facebook or Pintrest

    • July 27, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      Hi Tyronda,
      you are actually right, I don’t know how come the share buttons disappeared but I will definitely check it tonight and try to fix it. It shouldn’t be anything too serious but thank you for reading the post and wanting to share the recipe.
      Come back soon, and thanks again 🙂

    • July 27, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      It worked already 🙂
      You should now be able to share it and again… a big warm thank you 🙂


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