Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spicy Potato Roast

Look at these teeny-tiny potatoes, I picked up from my favorite store Trader Joe's.

And look what I made out of them.


And Ta-Da
Spicy Potato Roast

Potatoes - 1 lb
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal / ulutham paruppu - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 TBSP
Dry roast the following ingredients and make a fine powder
Coriander seeds / dhania - 2 TBSP
channa dal / kadalai paruppu -  1 TBSP
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeeragam - 1 tsp
Dry red chilli - 3-4 (according to your taste)

Wash and peel the potatoes.  If you are using the teeny-tiney ones use stove top for boiling.
Heat oil in a large skillet and add mustard seeds.  Now add urad dal and fry till golden brown.  Add curry leaves, turmeric powder and asafetida.  Add the peeled potatoes, salt and mix well.  Now add the ground spice powder and coat the potatoes well.  Make sure not to break the potatoes while mixing.  Cook the potatoes in low flame, stirring occasionally until brown.  Serve hot.



  1. Yummy potato roast, makes me hungry..

  2. So tempting! I too use the same curry powder

  3. that masala is a must try for me...these look tempting..have never ventured into buying these potatoes..

  4. Delightful. Potatoes in any form is hard to resist and this looks absolutely delicious.

  5. Looks so irresistable..lovely color and spicy too..

  6. Roast potatoes look amazingly delicious.I love the spice mixture you have used.

  7. Potatoes are my favorite eats in the world, and made like that they sound blissful...yum, I wish I could eat that picture! :)

  8. Thanx for visitng my space and following my blog...this is a yummy recipe u have here, dear!

  9. wonderful potato roast..loved the recipe..

  10. I think everybody likes potatoes and this looks quite irresistible..


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