Recipe: Masala Baby Potato Roast

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This simple recipe is a family favourite. The freshly ground spice mix coats the potatoes beautifully and gives them a lovely flavour.

Ingredients

  • 500 g baby potatoes
    4 Tbsp oil
    1 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
    1/4 tsp asafoetida/ hing
    1 tsp dry mango powder/ amchoor
    Salt to taste
    1 Tbsp lemon juice
    2 Tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • For the masala
  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds
    3-4 Kashmiri dry red chilies
    1 tsp black peppercorns/ kali mirch
    1 tsp fennel seeds/ saunf
    1 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
  • Method

    1. Par boil the potatoes and peel them. Keep aside.
    2. Dry roast the ingredients for the masala till slightly brown and fragrant. Cool and grind to make a slightly coarse powder. Keep aside.
    3. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and hing. Once the cumin seeds starts to crackle, add potatoes and fry on high heat till slightly browned from all the sides.
    4. Add the ground masala, dry mango powder and salt and fry for 3-4 minutes on low heat.
    5. Sprinkle lemon juice and coriander and mix well.
    6. Serve hot with chapati or paratha.

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