Thursday, September 1, 2011

Roasted Baby Potatoes

Happy Vinayaka Chathurthi to everyone...the recipe I am posting today is not ganesha's favorite (or is it? we don't know.) It is my son's favorite. My son A~ turns 4 this september and I will be posting his favorites the whole of this month.Is there anyone out there who does not like potatoes? No one can go wrong with a potato dish. It tastes just awesome whatever you do with it. Some love it in the form of mashed potatoes, some in the form of hashbrowns, but the form we love the most is the roasted baby potatoes. I do this dish in  couple of ways and today I am presenting to you one of the ways to do this dish. This can be had as a side for rasam, sambhar or even curd rice. I have still not started asking my son for choices while cooking...especially for vegetables. But if I do ask, his standard answer is potatoes.


Baby potatoes - 15
Fennel, roasted and powdered - 1 tsp

shallots - 10
garlic - 2 pods
salt - to taste
turmeric - 1 tsp
red chilli powder - 2 tsp
mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Oil - for frying

* Boil potatoes and keep it aside. I pressure cooked the potatoes for 3 whistles.
* Grind the shallots, garlic into a paste.
* Make small slits with a knife or poke the potatoes with a fork.
* Add fennel powder, red chilli powder, turmeric and grind again.
* Add the paste to the boiled pottoes and mix well.
* Add salt and mix. Allow it to marinate for 15-20 minutes
* Heat oil in a pan, once hot add mustard seeds and allow to splutter
* Add the baby potatoes and roast until golden brown.

*Immerse the shallots in cold water for 10 -15 minutes and then peel them. Peeling them will be easier this way
*To peel the garlic pods easily, microwave the garlic pods for 10 secs or dry roast them and then peel
* Fennel has a strong flavor, do not add too much of it.
* You can do a taste check and adjust the seasoning while roasting the potatoes.
* Add  1/2 tsp garam masala to make it more flavorful.

We are a family of potato lovers. Potatoes will start to disappear as soon as it is boiled (yup, my husband can eat it just like that). Roasted potatoes will start to disappear even before we start eating the meal. It is so good, you can eat it just like that.


  1. Yummy looking potato also same thing potato family :)
    Looks so inviting ...yum..yum...

  2. Delicious potato roast..looks yummy!!

  3. Yummy Potato Roast!!! Delicious!!

  4. wow, delicious potato roast dear, looks so cute n yum !!

  5. Potato roast looks so full of flavor.Thanks for stopping by my space.Loved the name of your blog.

  6. Wow.. I love potatoes and all dishes made out of them.. Yours looks just perfect. Yumm :)

  7. delicious looking potatoes looks wonderful

  8. Wow lovely idea of posting potato recipes feast for whole month...delicious baby potato roast.

  9. Love those cute potatoes. Yummy one..

  10. I love potatoes in any form..your roasted potatoes looks will be a good side dish for chapathis:)

  11. Yum This is a hit in our home when I make it :)

  12. looks too good n delicious..
    first time ur space..
    nice presentation.
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..

    Tasty Appetite

  13. This look delicious...First time here..You have a lovely blog..Thanks for the recipe..Do check my blog when you have time..

  14. I love these! It looks wonderful!

  15. This is my kind of a dish..Simple and delicious.

  16. Oh goodness that does look fab!An all time fav :)

  17. Delicious potato roast!!!! And dishes with aloo are always welcome :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  18. Looks delicious!! Happy to be your newest follower :)

  19. Yum Yum potato curry...Pics are fabulous...

  20. Yummy roast.. and roasted to perfection..just drooling.

  21. Delicious potato roast..drool worthy
    you have a wonderful blog..happy to follow you:)


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