April 18, 2011

Potatoes with Flair!

Update: I just realized this is my 100th post!  Woot!

I absolutely love the way Indian food smells when it's cooking.  I am also in love with the flavors Indian food has to offer.  Oh so glorious and addicting!  This dish did not disappoint.

Roasted Potatoes with North Indian Flair

Yields 8 servings

3 1/2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
3 pounds small red potatoes, halved (about 8 cups)
1 3/4 teaspoons black mustard seeds (I left these out, I didn't have any)
6 dried red chiles
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced (I didn't have any fresh so I used the chopped jalapenos in a jar)
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
Cooking spray
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (My hubby HATES cilantro so I didn't use this)
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint (I left this out as my mint went bad.  Come on garden!)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
8 lime wedges

Preheat oven to 400°.  Combine 1 tablespoon oil and potatoes, tossing to coat. Set aside.

Heat remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons oil, mustard seeds, and chiles in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook 1 1/2 minutes or until seeds begin to pop. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add ginger, garlic, and jalapeño to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in salt, turmeric, and Garam Masala; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add spice mixture to potatoes, tossing to coat. Arrange potato mixture in a single layer in a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender and browned, stirring every 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro, mint, and juice. Serve with lime wedges.

Source: My Recipes

Even without some of the ingredients this recipe turned out fabulous!  I am looking forward to making it the way it is supposed to be made though.

~ Enjoy!


  1. These look delicious Dee! Roasted potatoes are one of my favorite side items to make, these will definitely be made in the near future! xoxo

  2. I love these flavors, too! I definitely need to start trying more Indian food at home...I tend to only eat it out.
    This dish really looks great!

  3. Karen, once you make Indian food at home, you will never go out for it again!

  4. These are like the most flavorful potatoes ever! Yum!!

  5. I'm totally in love with Indian flavors and these look wonderful!

  6. Yum. These potatoes look really good and full of flavor ... and I probably would add that cilantro ... I love it!

  7. Thanks Franklin, Kathleen and Chris!

    Chris, I would add cilantro if it were me alone! Yum :)

  8. Hmmm these potatoes look so delicious. I love Indian spices (although I can't eat too spicy) and I already have all the ingredients at home. I don't cook enough Indian food that those big bag of spices are just staying in the pantry. I'll cook this soon!

  9. Nami, I thought for sure these potatoes were going to be over the top spicy but they weren't at all! I was happy about that since Natalie would never eat them if they were.

  10. flavourful delicious potatoes

  11. Sounds great! I love potatoes! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Thanks Torview and Christine!

  13. That is such a gorgeous photo, I can practically smell the spices. I don't have mustard seed either, but I will give it a try anyway. My hubby hates cilantro too (honestly!) but I can add this at the end.

  14. Thanks Hester! I'm excited to try it with all of the spices.

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  16. Congrats on reaching 100! May it inspire all of us newbie and somewhat newbie bloggers. :-) Keep up the great work!

    Oh...and the Bitchin' Kitchen thing? I'm gonna have to steal that one. lol.

  17. These sound delicious! I'm going to have to try this as a side for some summer grilling. All of the flavors and spices sound like they would be wonderful with the potatoes! Also, I love your garden with all of your pics-- don't you just love spring???

  18. Thanks Warren! You can totally steal it :)

    Thanks Ryan! Spring is my favorite, everything is just so colorful :)

  19. yumm。。。yummmm... my husband will sure enjoy this!

  20. Thanks Echo's Kitchen :)


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