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Potato Roast

Best Ever Indian Style Potato Roast Recipe

Best Ever Indian Style Potato Roast Recipe. This is the only potato roast recipe you will ever need, take my word for it and bookmark this post NOW!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course brunch, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian, south indian, tamil
Servings 4 people


  • 500 gm baby potato
  • 2 tbsp oil I use coconut/sesame oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Methi Dana fengureek
  • 1 tsp jeera seeds cumin
  • 1/4 tsp hing
  • 1 tsp suanf fennel, roughly pounded
  • 1 tsp coriander seed roughly pounded
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 8-10 shallots chopped
  • 2-3 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp sambhar powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash the potatoes cook in a pressure cooker for one whistle. Don't overcook as these are small potatoes and you will end up having a mush if you do. I like to add salt at this point as it leaves the potato salted from inside.
  • Peel the potatoes and keep aside. If some of the potatoes are largish, you can chop them into two slices.
  • In a heavy bottom pan or kadai, heat oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, methi dana, zeera, hing, fennel seeds and coriander seeds and saute for a minute or two.
  • Add curry leaves and shallots and saute for 5-6 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add ginger, green chilli and saute for another minute.
  • Add the dry spices i.e. coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sambhar powder and salt and fry for 3- 4minutes. Add a little sprinkle of water if the masala seems very dry.
  • Add the potato and toss them well in the masala. Roast for 5-6 minutes. Serve hot with dal/rasam and rice.
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