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

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tandoori aloo recipe, aloo tikka recipe

tandoori aloo are delicious oven roasted baby potatoes marinated in a mix of hung curd and spices, later to be grilled or baked. 

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total time:
105minutes

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.

tandoori aloo vegan recipe

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 the regular dairy hung yogurt or thick yogurt too. you can also check this step by step aloo tikka recipe where the marination has been done in thick curd.

marinated baby potatoes for tandoori aloo

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:

tandoori aloo or tandoori tikka recipe below:

tandoori aloo recipe, aloo tikka recipe
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tandoori aloo recipe

tandoori aloo are delicious oven roasted baby potatoes marinated in a mix of hung curd and spices, later to be grilled or baked. 
course appetizers, side dish
cuisine north indian
prep time 1 hour 15 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 1 hour 45 minutes
servings 12 to 15 baby potatoes
rough calories per serving 69 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 12 to 15 baby potatoes (chote aloo)
  • ½ cup hung curd (hung yogurt or hung dahi) OR thick curd OR cashew curd
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ tablespoon ginger garlic paste (adrak lahsun ka paste)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi leaves (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
  • black salt or regular salt as required
  • oil as required

how to make tandoori aloo recipe

  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.

recipe notes

  • 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.

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hi
    great and simple receipes 🙂
    iam a vegetarian and follow your website for any dish preparation sometimes even simple ones like dosa or jamoon just for special tips to note 🙂
    specially after moving abroad it helped a lot. Thanks and keep posting some new ones!

    • Welcome Ashwini. Glad to know that website is helping you. Thanks for sharing this positive feedback.

  2. verry nice chef

    • thanks md mehboob

  3. What’s the difference between tandoori aloo tikka and aloo tikka??

    • its the same. specifically speaking tandoori aloo tikka is baked in a tandoor. in the absence of tandoor, which everybody does not have in their homes, the potatoes can be baked or grilled in the oven.

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