potato roast

Potato roast Recipe with step by step photos – Potato roast or Aloo roast recipe is simplicity at its best. This recipe is quick and easy to prepare and serve the purpose of a spicy side dish. All you need is to boil the potatoes and roast them with the spice powders. A vegan dish.

This potato roast recipe is also good when you want to prepare a side dish on short notice. Another similar South Indian potato recipe which can also be made as a side dish is Potato podimas. both these potato recipes does not require much cooking skills and can be prepared by bachelors also. You can also check spicy Mushroom roast made in North Indian style.

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In this recipe I have used sambar powder to give that added zing. If you don’t have sambar powder just make the recipe with red chili powder and turmeric powder. This recipe is slightly spicy and hot, so you can reduce the spices as per your preference. This is also a no onion no garlic recipe.

You can serve potato roast as a side dish with sambar rice or rasam rice or dal rice combo.

How to make potato roast

1. Boil or steam 2 to 3 medium-sized potatoes till they are just cooked. They should not fall apart.

potato roast recipe

2. Peel the potatoes.

potato roast recipe

3. Once the boiled potatoes cool then dice them.

potato roast recipe

4. Heat oil in a pan. Crackle ½ teaspoon mustard seeds first.

potato roast recipe

5. Then add the curry leaves and saute for a few seconds.

potato roast recipe

6. Add the diced potatoes and stir.

potato roast recipe

7. Sprinkle all the spice powders, asafoetida and salt.

potato roast recipe
8. Stir well, so that the masala coats the potatoes well. Saute for 5 to 6 mins on a low flame.

potato roast recipe

9. Keep on turning at intervals to ensure even crisping and roasting of the potatoes.

potato roast recipe

10. You can also garnish the roasted potatoes with coriander leaves (if you prefer).

potato roast recipe

Serve potato roast as a side dish with sambar rice, rasam rice or dal rice combo.

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Potato Roast

5 from 6 votes
Potato roast is an easy spicy South Indian dish made with potatoes.
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Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:8 mins
Total Time:28 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:south indian
Diet:vegetarian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 medium sized potatoes or 6 to 7 small potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon sambar powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing) - optional
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon oil

Instructions

  • Boil or steam the potatoes till they are just cooked. They should not fall apart. 
  • Peel the potatoes and dice them.

making potato roast

  • Heat oil in a pan. Crackle the mustard seeds first.
  • Then add the curry leaves and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the diced potatoes and stir.
  • Sprinkle all the spice powders, asafoetida and salt.
  • Stir well, so that the masala coats the potatoes well. Saute for 5 to 6 mins on a low flame.
  • Keep on turning at intervals to ensure even crisping and roasting of the potatoes.
  • You can also garnish the roasted potatoes with coriander leaves (if you prefer).
  • Serve potato roast as a side dish with sambar rice, rasam rice or dal rice combo.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Potato Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 1099mg31%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 7g29%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 130.4mg158%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 8.7mg48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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30 comments/reviews

  1. I’m not a big fan of potatoes, but just loved this one ????5 stars

    • thank you ????

  2. delicious……..

    • thankyou Sonia 🙂

  3. Awesome. Tried it with dal rasam and it was a perfect meal . Making it again today

    Thank you for the delicious recipes. Glad I found this blog!!5 stars

    • welcome richa. thanks for sharing positive feedback.

  4. Thank you dassana for your great way of explaining the recipes. I just keep on trying them. Will love to share with you more details. As m running short of time as my hubby is about to come from office and I am preparing to serve him your delicious recipes…..
    Thanks again. Great to hear from you.

    • welcome sanchita. glad to know this. loved reading your positive comment.

  5. This recipe turned out very tasty. I have done this several times before, but the spice proportions given in this made it really good. I added some urad dal and chopped garlic before adding the tadka, since that is how my mom makes it.

    If i microwave cut potato pieces, will it still taste the same ?5 stars

    • thanks sharmilee for sharing positive feedback and your variation. with microwave the texture and taste of potatoes will change.

      • Thanks. I always cooked potato with a microwave and it didn’t taste as good as when boiled.
        Following your recipe to the tee makes perfect dishes.5 stars

        • welcome sharmilee. good to know this.

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    • apeksha, thanks for your feedback. the redirect is happening because of some issue we are checking. its happening with many sites. could be phone related issue and not website specific.

  7. Tnx 🙂 Easy & simple to make without all the “preparations” Tastes Yummy !!!5 stars

    • welcome ravindra

  8. thanks so much dasanna. i tried this recipe today. its really fantastic my grandma appreciate to me. its my fabulous day this is first time i cook thanks so much dassana.

    • welcome deepika. congrates to you for your cooking journey and also for making this delicious dish.

  9. Awesom recipes.. really useful for ramadan thank you so much dassana for this recipes

    • thanks sadaf

  10. Hey dassana,
    I am a novice at cooking, I had some people over for lunch today and tried some of the recipes from your blogs. this one in particular turned out to be gr8.. thank u sooo much your blog is amazing and a life saviour.

    • welcome neha. nice to know that the blog was helpful to you.

  11. Very good recipe!!! Excellent photos!!!

  12. We tried this last night, but didn’t have sambar, asafoetida, or the curry leaves. We cut the potatoes first and boiled them until they were almost done. Then we drained them and cooked them in our karahi wok pot. We left the skin on too, which is where there are some nutrients. Also, I forgot to add the salt during the cooking, but we added some at the table to taste. It was very tasty, easy to make, and we’ll definitely be making it again. Both my wife and son really liked the potatoes, which means we get to have them again!

    • thanks joe’s dad. the peels can be left and they give a good texture too. the sambar powder, asafoetida and curry leaves will give a south indian taste. but even without them the potatoes would taste good. since you would be making this way, i would suggest to sprinkle some lemon juice while serving. gives a good tang.

  13. I tried this today for sambar,rasam.mmmmm Its spicy.
    U get gold star rating from my daughter.
    keep posting such simple recipes.
    VAZHA VALAMUDAN5 stars

    • thanks priya for this sweet comment. do give a hug to your daughter from my side.

  14. I do in the same manner but i smash the potatoes.Tomorrow i will try this with curd rice.

  15. u should not tempt us much.. this is one such way we prepare potato roast, when my mother cook it comes perfect. Lovely recipe

    • thanks aparna for this sweet comment.