April 2, 2012

Roasted Baby Potatoes

Season changes are so distinct in this part of the world and I love it. Winter was so mild in the place I live, We hardly used the winter jackets. Spring is a wonderful season between the winter and summer. This is when you see renewal, growth and it is the apt time when you can rejuvenate your spirits. Blooming flowers, green grass and  mild showers indicate the arrival of spring. We have sunlight for longer hours and the kids enjoy it. Cycling, swimming and most importantly grilling has been started in full swing. Planning to do a lot of grilling this time !!

Baby Potatoes are something everyone would love to eat and cook. They are super cute and taste so good. This is a simple and straight forward recipe. Nothing can go wrong once the potatoes are properly cooked. This roasted baby potatoes go well with any rice item or can be served as a side for a good afternoon meal. Adjust the spice accordingly and kids will love it too. Ok I think I have campaigned enough for the mouthwatering baby potatoes. Let me jump into the recipe.

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Preparation Time - 10 min                                                                

Cooking Time - 15 min

Serves - 4


Baby Potatoes - 1/2 lb
Onion - 1 no
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urid dal - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp

For Marination

Chilly Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Salt for taste
Oil - 1/2 tsp


  • Wash and boil the whole baby potatoes for about 5 - 7 minutes.
  • When it is cooked you should be able to poke the potatoes with a fork.
  • Drain the water and peel the skin off the potatoes and cut them into equal halves.
  • To the cut potatoes add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and 1/2 tsp oil and mix well. Let it sit for 15 - 30 minutes.
  • Slice the onions.

  • Heat oil in a skillet and add the mustard seeds in medium flame.
  • When mustard starts to crackle, add the urid dal followed by the curry leaves.
  • Add the sliced onions and cook until it turns pink.
  • Add the marinated potatoes and mix it well until the oil is coated unto the potatoes.
  • Cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes in medium high flame. Sauté at regular intervals to avoid browning.
  • Cook for additional 2 minutes in high flame and sauté regularly to get that roasted feel.
  • Serve Hot.


  • Cooking potatoes is the key activity. Overcooking will make the potatoes mushy when you sauté. Adjust the spice levels according to your taste.



looks finger-licking good !

looks delicious and very tempting dear :)

Seriously you are killing me with your clicks,those tiny potatoes makes me hungry.

Wow,lovely click! Always love the cute little ones :)

mouthwatering potato dish. I am feeling hungry now.

They do look very cute... such a delicious looking curry. Can never say no to potatoes.

wow i will finish the entire plate as a starter. Nice recipe

potatoes look so tempting


Love roasted potatoes..the looks super tempting..yum

Wow looks so flavourful...yumm

looks so cute... and delicious..

So delicious n flavorful potatoes with mouthwatering presentation.

yum yum, wat a super tempting potatoes...makes me hungry

We hardly noticed the winter here also. Roasted baby potatoes looks spicy and yum.

No matter how many times you have potatoes, when you see a pic like this, it still makes you drool! my fav combo is this with vathakuzhambu..


wow my favourite!looks yummy.

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