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Baby Potato Roast

This Baby Potato Roast is a simple, easy but delicious recipe. You need just a handful of ingredients from your pantry. This is Indian style of roasting potatoes
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram


  • 1/2 Lbs Baby Potato
  • 1/4 Cup Onions Chopped
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Channa Dal
  • Asafoetida Generous pinch
  • Salt As required
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • Curry Leaves Few


  • Microwave baby potatoes for 10 minutes. Alternatively you can partially cook in boiling water on stove top.
  • Peel the skin and prick potatoes with fork or tooth pick. Cut the potatoes if any is bigger.
  • Add spice powders to potatoes and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Crackle mustard seeds and add channa dal.
  • When channa dal turns golden add chopped onions and curry leaves.
  • Once the onions turns translucent, add the marinated potatoes.
  • Let it cook in medium flame. Add required salt.
  • Stir potatoes occasionally. Cook till the potatoes turns golden.
  • Serve with rice.


  1. Adjust red chili powder as per your requirement.
  2. Pricking the potatoes helps the spice to blend inside the potatoes.