Tandoori Aloo ~ Oven Baked spicy Potatoes

A tasty starter for your parties. Takes a little effort to make, but it is worth the effort. Note the time taken here if you are thinking of making this. Marinating potatoes takes 12-13hrs. Rest of the steps take around 1-2hrs. Plan well if you want to give it a try.

Entire process can be divided into 4  stages; 1. Cook & deskin Potatoes 2. Making of tandoori spice powder 3. Marinating 4. Baking

Clean potaotes with several changes of water. If you wish to keep the potato skin intact, clean potatoes well. Half cook potatoes and remove them from water. Poke a hole into them. They are ready to be marinated. Alternatively you can deskin potatoes and poke a hole into them.
Making of  tandoori spice powder : (enough for 1kg baby potatoes)

Coriander seeds -2 tbps
Jeera (Cumin) - 3tbsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1tbsp (increase the quantity if you want it more spicy)
Kasoori Methi - 1tsp
Mace -1 number
Clove - 5-6 numbers
Cinnamon Stick- 2 numbers
Black Cardamom - 4grains (I prefered to use less, you can add more if you like the taste of it)
Red Food Color - a big pinch
Turmeric- 1tsp

1. In a thick bottomed pan dry fry coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mace, clove, cinnamon, cardamom separately till they are aromatic. Let them cool down.
2. Powder fried spices with kasoori methi, red color, turmeric and red chilli powder.
3. Tandoori spice powder is ready for use.

Store if extra :

Marinade Ingredients : 200g yogurt, ginger & garlic paste, Tandoori spice powder and salt.
Mix all the ingredients well. Check for salt levels and more if required. Dip all the potatoes which are ready to be marinated. Mix well to coat the marinade over the potatoes. Let the potatoes rest well with the marinade for atleast 12-13hrs. This is very important for getting tasty tandoori potatoes.

Mix potatoes with marinade :

Baking :

Line your baking tray with aluminium foil. Spray oil. Line the potatoes like this :

Bake them at 200 degree centigrade for 10 to 20 mins or till they are done. After 5-7mins or when the marinade on the top is cooked, turn them over and continue to bake till the other side is cooked. 

Tandoori Potatoes are ready to be enjoyed with some cheesy dip. I prepared them for my
office Christmas party and all my colleagues loved them. I am sure, you will love them too.

Potatoes wrapped in a.foil for party.....

Will be back with more party recipes for your new year party. Till then, enjoy tandoori aloo..


chef and her kitchen said...

one of my fav starter..looks perfect,..its simple 2 make but takes lots of time in waiting..;)

Aarthi said...

delicious it

Rachana said...

I'd so love to have these cute and flavourful potatoes now. They make me hungry :-)

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww... looks super delicious and interesting.. thanks for the wonderful recipe :)
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Tandoori Aloo looks so delicious and mouthwatering.

Hamaree Rasoi

Lifewithspices said...

perfect starter..

Priya Suresh said...

Cant take my eyes from those super delicious tandoori aloo,tempting.

notyet100 said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe,.potatoes look delicious,,,

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Looks awesome and absolutely delicious

Cham said...

Ok, now I feel like taking few and popping in my mouth:) They are crisp and spicy!

Kitchen Chronicles said...

Potatoes Look real great. My children will go mad on them for sure.

Sukanya Yogesh said...

Looks so yummy and perfectly done!!!Reminds me it's a long time since I made these. I had barbecued these instead of baking. But baking is definitely a healthier option. Bookmarked this recipe LG. A must try!!!

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Going to try this soon.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Half of june went in holiday, baby potatoes are in my shopping next. Will post soon lakshmi

Anonymous said...

what oven do you use? I have an OTG - Would that work as well?

Anonymous said...

WHAT OVEN do you use? I use an OTG - does it work as well..?

Lakshmi said...


I use OTG.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

just posted the recipe in my space. Thanks for the superb recipe lakshmi.