Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tandoori Aloo Recipe | Indian Party Appetizers

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Baby potatoes frequently appear in my pantry and I have blogged various recipes using them like Baby Potato Biriyani, Pudina Aloo, Aloo Palak, Dum Aloo, Chutney waale Dum Aloo, Baby Potato roast and Jeera Aloo. Baby potatoes make the dish look pretty and hence I replace them where ever I can use them instead of the usual potatoes.
Tandoori Aloo is made with the par boiled baby potatoes marinated in a spicy aromatic yogurt mixture and is grilled in oven until they are crisp.It can be served as a finger food or as an appetizer in parties.I sometime even stuff them in frankie rolls,they taste delicious too.
You can marinate them for long for up to 15 hrs or even upto a day,the more they marinate the better the flavor and taste of Tandoori Aloo.
Tandoori Aloo Recipe:
(Serves 3-4)

Ingredients:
20-22 Baby potatoes
1 1/3 cup Fresh Hung Curd(made with 2 cups fresh Curds)
1 1/2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
2 tbsp Roasted Chana powder (Besan)
1 tbsp Tandoori masala*(ready made)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp roasted Cumin powder
1 tsp Kasuri Methi
1 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Chili powder(gives good color and less spice)
a pinch of green and black Cardamom powder
1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Oil,to bash over potatoes while grilling
1 tsp Chat masala,to sprinkle

Method:
  • Wash the baby potatoes and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles.Cool them.
  • Peel the potato skins and prick the potatoes with fork to make tiny holes in it.This will help in absorbing better flavors while it is marinating.
  • Pour the thick curd in a muslin cloth and place it in a strainer and place it on a vessel to trap the water from it.Keep it refrigerated until its usage,it takes 1-2hrs to get thick hung curd.
  • Add ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder,roasted cumin powder,red chili powder,tandoori masala,roasted chana powder,kasuri methi(crush it in your hands before adding),tomato ketchup,garam masala,cardamom powder,salt and oil whisk well until you get a uniform mixture.
  • Add boiled,peeled and pricked potatoes and mix well.
  • Marinate the potatoes in the yogurt mixture overnight or up to a day.The more you soak the more it will absorb flavors.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees(350 F) for 10 minutes.
  • Spread a microwave foil over the baking sheet and grease it well with oil and carefully place the potatoes giving some space in between each other.
  • Bash or sprinkle some more oil over the potatoes and bake it in preheated oven for 15-20 mins.Keep an eye over the potatoes after 10 minutes.After 10 mins turn them over and bash the potatoes with extra oil and bake them again until they turn golden brown in color.
Sprinkle chat masala over the potatoes and serve them hot.

Serving suggestion:You can serve them over a bed of thinly sliced onions,capsicum,tomatoes with generous squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkle chat masala over the top of potatoes.You can serve them as they are or prick them with toothpicks and serve as an appetizer in parties.

*Tandoori masala is easily available in the shops which gives a nice flavor to potatoes.If you do not get it,you can still make these potatoes.Increase the quantity of Garam masala to 1 tsp and also add 1 tsp Coriander powder,1 tsp Red chili powder(spicy variety) and 1 tsp Chat masala to the yogurt mixture and mix well and follow the same recipe.
Notes:
  1. Do not pressure cook the potatoes for long,they should be parboiled as they are baked again in the oven.
  2. Marinating the potatoes for long will make the potatoes tasty,the more they soak the better they taste.
  3. If you want you can add a pinch of red food color to the yogurt mixture.I do not add food colors in my cooking and hence I avoided it.That is the reason I add Kashmiri chili powder and tomato ketchup which gives a better color to potatoes.

34 comments:

DivyaGCP said...

Love potatoes anytime and in any form.. This tandoori aloo looks so tempting.. Yum..

Arthy Suman said...

Me too love potato in any dish...looks yummy...

Lubna Karim said...

Yet another delectable way of indulging with potatoes....spicy and yum treat....

Priti S said...

Looks very yum n spicy..gud one

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Tandoori Aloo is looking too tempting and the way you have presented it, is making me feel very very hungry.

Veena Theagarajan said...

nice and yummy starter.. looks very tempting
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SARADA DEVI said...

Wow! we like the exciting recipe using baby potatoes

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow... all time favorite dear... its tempting...
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

it s a yumm potato dish...fab clicks..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I too love these small variety..Your tandoori version sounds tempting...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow too tempting prathy,Looks very delicious!!

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

Beautiful presentation. Tandoori aloo is making me hungry now!

Archana said...

Love this. Will look out for baby potatoes again now.

Priya Sreeram said...

got me all drooling; totally love it. Have a great 2013 :)

Suma Rowjee said...

Tandoori grilled appetizers are always welcome, advance preparation is double bonus! Very inviting, got to make these one of these days!

dassana said...

even i make a lot of dishes from baby potatoes. tandoori aloo is a favorite.

Uma Ramanujam said...

Looks very tempting. Aloo is my favorite. If it is baked, Who says NO? lovely pictures.

divya said...

very yummy n tempting recipe...

♥Aps♥ said...

Wow.... Love it!
I love those Lion pricks too

Pavithra Elangovan said...

I love Small potato and with Tandoori Masala..looks yumm Prathy!

Swathi Iyer said...

Tandoori aloo looks perfect.

Jayasri Ravi said...

I too love these baby potatoes, I always make it a point to buy them, they are a bit expensive compared to the ordinary ones.., love it anytime.., fabulous props and clicks.. Happy New year to you and your family

LG said...

Very well presented Prathy, it's lunch time hre and I am hungry :)

Nagashree said...

Very tempting baby aloos. The masala coat on top looks absolutely ravishing.

Priya said...

Dont kill me like this, cant take my eyes from ur tandoori aloo..Loving it.

Jeyashrisuresh said...

super tempting tandoori aloos. Love the presentation

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

vey yummy.... have to try!

Nagalakshmi V said...

that looks absolutely delectable. on a sidenote, are those lion pins from singapore? :)

Janani said...

must try its soooooooo yummy

Ashwini said...

Made it earlier this week...tastewise it was flawless....but,are we supposed to discard the excess marinate,didnt know what to do with it...?

M D said...

Nice composition and well taken clicks of tandoori aloo... delicious!

prathibha Garre said...

@ashwini... Thanks for the feedback...you can use the same marinade for paneer,capsicums,onions n tomatoes to make paneer tikka...as the marinade is thick actually not much of quantity was left for me....

Anonymous said...

Is there an alternate for those who cannot bake??

prathibha Garre said...

@anonymous..you can roast them on the tawa with a couple of tbsp of oil. keep turning them in between and roast until it is light golden in color...

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