Monday, 10 August 2015


Tired of non-veg appetisers?? Looking for some vegetarian options to serve besides non-veg items?? You have something handy just beside you..... perhaps always available at our homes...... POTATOES... the starchy tuberous crop which is an integral part of world's food supply. Being the world's fourth-largest food crop it has over a thousand of variety. This versatile/universal vegetable can be cooked in so many ways. In whichever way we cook it, it tastes amazing. Just bake it, boil it, sprinkle some black pepper, salt, squeeze some lemon juice on top, and ohhhh, its yum. An ardent potato lover like me had to give it up once diagnosed with diabetes. The unhappy soul literally craved for it. When the doctor said once we boil it and throw away the water, it is harmless, deep inside there were some salsa steps that happened.

This spice laden TANDOORI ALOO was prepared for my visiting vegetarian friends. I prefer using the small variety of granola potatoes for this dish and usually do the marination the night before. The otherwise quiet, stubborn girl loves spices in her "food". She calls herself "Mistress of Spices." I served this with sweet corn salsa. Let us see how we do it. An extremely easy and hassle free method I can assure.

Small Potato : 500gm
Hung Plain Yogurt : 1/2small cup
Cumin Powder : 1tbsp
Coriander Powder : 1tbsp
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder : 1tsp
Garam Masala Powder : 1tbsp
Black Pepper Powder
Turmeric Powder : 1tsp
Salt : As required
Lemon Juice : 3tbsp
Oil : 2tbsp

Peel, wash and cut the potatoes into halves. Half boil them and let cool.

Discard the water. With toothpicks make few holes in each piece.

Marinate with hung yogurt, salt and all the powdered masalas. Refrigerate overnight.

Take out 1 hour before cooking. Bring to room temperature.

Rub oil in the potato pieces. Place inside the grill tray.

Grill one side for 10 minutes, turn over and grill for another 8 minutes.

Pour lemon juice on top before serving.


  1. Indeed an ode to the Mistress of Spices. What a lipsmacking and radiant looking dish you have put up. The subtle changes in your Blog is also very much appreciated by me. These have made the post and the dish even more enticing. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks so much Piyali for the beautiful and encouraging words....they mean so much to me really

  3. Simple yet very attractive & delicious .

  4. What a deeelicious looking tandoori aloo! SO YUM! Absolutely DROOLICIOUS!

    1. Always thankful Anupama for being always so appretiative

  5. Love potatoes too... in any form:) These grilled marinated ones look terrific, absolutely yummy

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  7. Oh am loving this spiced potato tandoori...actually I love them in any form excrot raw. Droolworthy recipe