Tired of trying the same old boring roasted potatoes? Try these spicy oven roasted potatoes with a zing of chili pepper and turmeric. They are perfect for snacking, or as a side dish.
My kids munch on these potatoes like popcorn. This recipe is an Indian twist on American roasted potatoes. Simple to prepare, yet very flavorful. If you like a kick of cayenne pepper or chili powder, you will love this recipe.
Golden roasted potatoes packed in heat from the red pepper with the aroma of turmeric. And, it doesn’t require any special ingredients to make them.
What's in These Spicy Potatoes?
These oven-roasted spicy potatoes are a favorite in my family. This recipe doesn't require any fancy ingredients. A handful of pantry spices and potatoes is all you need. See the ingredient list below for substitute options.
- Potato: I am using peeled Idaho russet potatoes for this recipe. Any other potatoes with skin or without skin would work fine as well. The cooking time may vary depending on the type of potatoes you use.
- Oil: a good drizzle of any neutral oil should work fine.
- Chili Powder: I love using Kashmiri red chili pepper in all my recipes. Cayenne pepper, Aleppo pepper, or any other chili powder should work fine for spicy potatoes.
- Turmeric Powder: please invest in turmeric powder if your pantry doesn't have it. No substitute for turmeric.
- Cumin & Coriander Powder: I love the combination of nutty and mildly sweet flavors of cumin and coriander powder. See the instructions for homemade cumin-coriander powder below.
- Salt: I am using pink Himalayan salt for this recipe and salt measurements are developed for pink Himalayan salt. Please adjust the salt quantity according to your taste preference and the type of salt you are using.
How to Make Cumin Coriander Powder
Homemade ground spices have incredible flavors. To make a homemade blend of cumin and coriander, you'll need cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and spice or a coffee grinder. Ground cumin and coriander makes any savory recipe flavorful.
- Toast 4 tablespoons each of cumin seeds and coriander seeds in a skillet on low heat for 2 minutes.
- Cool down for 5 minutes then grind the seeds in a spice or coffee grinder until a fine powder.
- Store the ground cumin and coriander in an air-tight jar or a container.
- This recipe makes about ½ cup of ground cumin and coriander blend.
- Great for using in curries, and all South Asian savory recipes.
Tip for Oven Roasting Spiced Potatoes
Use parchment paper to line the baking sheet. This will help prevent the spices from burning. Direct contact on a hot baking sheet might burn the spices.
More Potato Recipes
- Roasted Potatoes with Coriander
- Aloo Palak Recipe (Indian Spinach and Potato)
- Indian Chicken Curry Recipe
- Masala Potatoes (Rai Wale Aloo)
- Potato Samosa
- Fish Tagine with Potatoes
Recipes to Serve Spicy Potatoes with
Spicy Oven Roasted Potatoes
- 5 large Idaho russet potatoes , peeled, washed, and cut into quarters then ½ inch thick chunks
- 4 tablespoons oil , or a generous drizzle
- 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder , Aleppo red pepper or Cayenne pepper are great options
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt , or table salt to taste
- lemon wedges
- Preheat the oven to 450 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or grease the sheet with oil.
- Season the potatoes with oil and all the listed spices. Toss well to coat the spices.
- Spread the potatoes evenly on a baking sheet in one layer. Bake it at 450 F for 25 to 28 minutes.
- Transfer the roasted potatoes to a serving bowl. Squeeze some lemon juice for a slight tang.
- Serve it as is or as a side dish to any meal.
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