Monday, May 23, 2011

Spicy Fingerlings / Baby potatoes

These days whenever I cook, I am trying out dishes which are done in a jiffy and everyone is happy about it! :) When in need what's better than potatoes. They are very comforting and easy to make! Don't you all agree??
I try to pick up small fingerlings whenever I get a chance, cos I love cooking with them!
You can try peeling them, but if you think its a pain to peel, then like me, you can just leave the skin on and cook them like that!
This is a quick and easy side dish to make, goes good with daal or with sambar.
This dish can also be made with regular potatoes, cut into bite size pieces.
I boil my fingerlings for couple of minutes in the microwave before roasting them in the pan. Always remember to add salt while boiling, this will let the salt penetrate the potato.


15-20 fingerlings or baby potatoes
Water with salt for boiling the potatoes

1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp amchoor powder (more or less)
1 tsp chilli powder
salt taste
pinch of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1-2 tsp oil
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish


Wash and boil the potatoes for 3-4 minutes in Microwave or stove top. They shouldn't get mushy.
Heat the oil in an open pan.
Add the boiled potatoes and toss them around.
Add all the powders and give them a good toss to coat all of them.

Cook only for about 5-6 minutes, till they are fully cooked thru.
Add the chopped coriander leaves and toss them again.
Serve hot as a side dish.


  1. Thats a very yummy fry. Would love it with curd rice..

  2. Yum! Pan roasted potatoes (or baked )are a fav at our house too! Love the little cuties! Must try your masala mix!

  3. Yum! This is making my mouth water!

  4. Spicy potato looks mouthwatering.. feel like having right away :)
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  5. Very flavorful indeed..This kind of potato fry will vanish in a few minutes at our house!

  6. Very flavourful,addictive and droolworthy fried potatoes, mouthwatering here..

  7. The pics are very tempting...These fry is full of flavor...delicious one..

  8. Spicy potato looks mouthwatering.. feel like having right away :)

  9. Thses would make a perfect side dish for a party!!!! love the spices you have added in the recipe!!!

  10. Spicy potato looks tempting.. feel like garbing it right away :)

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  11. wow..thsts one awesome recipe...the clicks are so tempting that it makes me feel like having it right away....

  12. super appetizer !! so mouthwatering and very tempting !!

  13. smitha, u have got me hooked to this dish totally- the fingerlings are a sureshot winner !

  14. Looks so so so gud ..I love this one

  15. My friend used to get this something similar..I used 2 enjoy it very much,..:)

  16. A very scrumptious appetizer! I'd pop them in my mouth immediately!

  17. hey Smitha simply superb dear.....can i pick one

  18. Oh wow, way too tempting Smitha! Loving how spicy and delicious they look - YUM!

  19. Flavorful and spicy it!!

  20. Finger licking good!!! Beautiful clicks too

  21. it looks really spicy........hmmmmmm.......yummy.......

  22. Spicy , flavorful n addictive they look ~ YUM!
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  23. This one has always in my top priority ..Looove potatoes to the core and u have roasted it perfectly with all the masalas covered YUMMMM

  24. I love them too :-) baby potatoes always tempt me, maybe they are so cute :-)

  25. gosh i love potatoes and babies roasted...i'm drooling looks fab!!

  26. Just thinking about how tasty it will be with hot rice..

  27. gosh! it's been a week since you posted this!!

    looks lovely and very inviting!!

  28. Yummy and spicy baby potatoes. Its perfect.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  29. Hi smitha
    i love this spicy potatoes very much and I'm drooling here ...really ideal for lazy days.
    Happy to follow you and thanks for visiting my page

    Hamaree Rasoi


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