Monday, 16 November 2015

How to make tandoori Aloo

Recipe of tandoori baby potatoes | Tandoori Aloo | Aloo Tikka

Tandoori masala aloo are spiced baked baby potatoes which can easily made in oven to perfection. It is perfect snack and appetizer for parties.It is a popular tandoori dish which you will find in the menu's of the restaurants of north India. It is served as a great starter or appetizer. Tandoori starters can be cooked in oven. If you don't have tandoor at home, you can follow this recipe. In this recipe, I have them in oven.

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I have marinated them in yogurt and spices for few minutes and then bake them in oven. It is an easy recipe which tastes great. It is a healthy way of cooking baby potatoes and can be eaten guilt free.

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Lets start with the recipe :

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes50 minutes1 hourServes 4 

Recipe Type : Snack
Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients :
  • 20 baby potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt according to taste
  • 2 cups fresh yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lemon 
  • oil
Preparation :

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  • Wash baby potatoes in running water 
  • Heat water in a pan and when it boils, immerse baby potatoes and cook until they are half boiled. Don't overcook the potatoes, they should not be soft or properly boiled.
  • Pour the yogurt in a muslin cloth and squeeze all the water from it
  • Frisk yogurt and add salt, turmeric, chilly, coriander powder, chaat masala, garam masala, pepper and lemon. Mix it well. The consistency of the marination should be semi thick.
  • Coat the mixture on potatoes and make sure they are covered properly.
  • Add the remaining mixture on the top of the potatoes and keep them aside for 15 minutes or more
  • Prepare the baking tray with silver foil and sprinkle oil on it
  • Spread it evenly on the tray
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Put marinated potatoes on the plate giving space in between every potato
  • Bake them at 180 degrees for 25 minutes, don't forget to check the potatoes after every 10 minutes and turn them after sprinkling some oil on it, to cook it from all the sides.
  • Take them out and check if they are crispy enough
  • If you want them to be more crispy, bake for some more time
  • Serve hot crispy tandoori aloo with mint chutney.
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Note : 

  • Make sure to check the potatoes in the oven while baking, to be sure that they are not getting overcooked
  • Spices can be modified according to taste
  • Time of marination depends on the time you have at hand, you can keep it upto 4 or 5 hours

You can also check out glossary of Indian spices from English to Hindi with health benefits


  1. Tandoori Aloo looks super yummy, Ritu! Good to see you back after a long period! :)

  2. Truly loved. Thanks for the recipe. Bookmarked and must try. Was out there doing my groceries today and indeed, glad I bought the yoghurt.

  3. Welcome back dear!!....Tandoori aloo looks super delicious :)

  4. these alloos look really really good Ritu!

  5. These look like the perfect appetizers!

  6. Such a wonderful way of having baby potatoes. You got me drooling!!

  7. Hey Ritu your come back recipes are simply delicious. I would never have the idea of roasting potatoes with spicy yoghurt, sounds so interesting.To me this is a very different one and I would love to try it!


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