tandoori aloo or aloo tikka recipe, how to make tandoori aloo

tandoori aloo vegan recipe

tandoori aloo or aloo tikka recipe – another popular tandoori dish at home. the tandoori aloo makes for a great starter or snack for any occasion.

vegetarian tandoori dishes like paneer tikka, paneer tikka masalamushroom tikka, mushroom tikka masala are favorite at home. now i don’t have a tandoor at home, but i do make tandoori dishes in the oven.

tandoori snacks or appetizers are marinated in a spiced yogurt mixture and then baked in the tandoor or in the oven. so is the case with tandoori aloo or tandoori potatoes. i have used yogurt in the recipe but not dairy yogurt. the whole marination has been done in cashew yogurtyou can use regular dairy yogurt too.

marinated baby potatoes for tandoori aloo

and neither me nor my hubby could make out that the tandoori aloo was made in cashew yogurt.

this was my first attempt in making a savory indian dish that uses yogurt. i was successful in veganizing it completely. you can use regular dairy yogurt and this tandoori aloo recipe will work well this way too.

the tandoori aloo taste awesome with baby potatoes, but you can make these with regular potatoes too.

baby potatoes for tandoori aloo recipe

also i have not used any tandoori masala. garam masala works fine instead of tandoori masala and if it is a homemade garam masala then nothing like it.

vegan tandoori aloo

using this tandoori aloo recipe, you can also make tandoori gobi or tandoori paneer. you can even make veg tikka or shashlik with the same recipe. just proportionately increase the ingredients.

if you are looking for aloo recipes then i suggest you to check punjabi dum alooaloo parathapunjabi aloo gobialoo chaataloo tikki chole recipepotato podimas and potato roast recipe.

tandoori aloo or tandoori tikka recipe below:

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tandoori aloo recipe
marinated oven roasted baby potatoes
RECIPE TYPE: appetizer, side
CUISINE: north indian
SERVES: 12-15 baby potatoes
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 12-15 baby potatoes or chote aloo
  • ¾ cup or 1 cup cashew curd or milk yogurt
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tbsp garlic ginger paste
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi leaves/dry fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
  • black salt or salt as required
  • oil as required
  1. rinse the baby potatoes well. do not peel them.
  2. parboil these in a pan or pressure cooker for 1-2 whistles. halve them into two.
  3. mix everything with the yogurt except oil.
  4. now marinate the baby potatoes with the yogurt and keep for 1 hour in the fridge.
  5. grease a pan or tray and bake the aloos with some oil drizzled for 25-30 minutes for 180 degrees C.
  6. sprinkle some black salt, chaat masala and lemon juice or lemon slices.
  7. serve tandoori aloo hot with some mint chutney.
to give a deeper red color to the tandoori aloo, add kashmiri red chili powder. for a no garlic version, simply skip the garlic in the marination.

{ 32 Responses }

  1. Garima says

    Dear Dassana,

    I moved to Germany from India some 1& 1/2 years back and I really miss good Indian food, specially street food. I started following your recipes sometime back and have tried a few of them since. I must say that not one of your recipes has disappointed me and whatever I have tried so far has come out simply awesome!! All your recipes are presented in such an easy way that I have been able to make things like Kachori (my all-time favourite, but I never dreamt I could make it myself!!). Thanks to your blog, I am never too far from the food I so missed earlier.

    Just a little request, I really love paneer dishes but its almost impossible to find paneer here in Germany. Could you put up some paneer recipes that use tofu instead but taste just the same? It will be simply great…

    Thanks so much for your wonderful blog :)


    • says

      thanks a lot garima. in all the paneer recipes that are posted on the blog or any other indian paneer recipe, you can easily substitute tofu. i also do at times. just that in india we don’t get good quality tofu like abroad.

  2. says

    Hi Dassana I was viewing this website for the first time and I felt so comfortable reading the recipes I think anyone can make delicious food in the kitchen after reading simple but tasty recipes.

    • says

      hi shazia. just heat a nonstick tava or fryin pan. add little oil and fry the marinated potatoes in the oil. i have made paneer tikka this way before and it tastes delicious.

  3. Anusha says

    Ok Dassana you told me that u are not preparing any chickensambar for me so please show me
    to make q beautiful vegetable sambar plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    i love you dassana……?

  4. says

    Tandoori aloo looks very tempting…I too make this using regular yogurt…Wud love to try cashew yogurt…I dint find a post of that here…Can u tell/post how to make it..Loved the first click…

    • says

      i will write a separate post on how to make cashew curd. but would also update this post in short on the method of making cashew curd.

  5. says

    Since I made cashew yoghurt I have been planning on trying so many recipes but i end up eating it just like that… or curd rice, I guess was making up for all the time I did not eat yoghurt after I turned vegan…

    This one I will try very soon… I’m making Cashew yoghurt tonite. :)

  6. ANUSHA says

    Dassana Please Send me a recipe of Chiken Sambar Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    i Like your recipes dassana

    • says

      thanks anusha. i don’t make any chicken dish at home. so i cannot suggest a chicken sambar recipe. you could search on google and try some recipes for chicken sambar. btw for the first time i am hearing that there is a dish called chicken sambar.

    • says

      sure chinmayie. in fact i made cashew yogurt thrice before making this one and they did not turn out well. but since i have resorted to vegan cooking and vegan eating, i needed to have a substitute for diary yogurt, since we use it quite often at home. this one is easy and i will post a step by step method soon.

    • says

      dear vimitha, cashew yogurt is yogurt made from cashew milk. it is a vegan substitute for diary yogurt. it is not cashew paste. it has a sour taste like yogurt.