Jun 8, 2016

Tandoori Aloo.... kids favourite appetizer...

Tandoori aalo is a  flavourful appetizer that will win everyone's heart. Favourite potatoes coated with tandoori masala gives it a special welcome when served. My kids love this for lunch.... not as an appetizer but as a sidedish for dal or curd rice. They can be really fulfilling by taste

One can make this in the oven to get the tandoori flavours baked with little oil. When I started making this I was a fan of doing it in the oven but nowadays my patience level has gone down and I have started doing it on the tawa. I feel the same taste but the time consumed is just half. I also dont have the patience to check the oven everytime for doneness

Make it for your family and transform even a simple meal into a special one

Serves... 4 ppl
Serve option... Hot

This is what u'll need....

Baby potatoes - 15-20
Curd - 2 tbspn
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tspn
Garam masala / Curry Masala powder - 1/2 tspn
Fennel powder - 1/2 tspn
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tspn
Gram Flour - 1 tbaspn
Onion - 1 medium (optional)
Oil for frying/baking and coating the potatoes
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....

  • Wash the potatoes, prick them using a fork couple of times. This will help the potatoes in soaking up the marination
  • Put the potatoes in a pan of water. Add little salt
  • Boil for 3-5 minutes until 3/4 th coooked
  • Turn off the flame and let it cool
  • Once cooled peel the potatoes and keep them aside
  • In a wide bowl spoon in some curd
  • Add turmeric and red chilli powder
  • Spoon in some garam masala/curry masala , fennel powder and ginger-garlic paste
  • Roast some gram flour in a pan till the raw smell goes off
  • Add the gram flour to the bowl
  • Add salt. We have added salt to potatoes when cooking so adjust accordingly
  • Whisk everything together to make a smooth paste
  • Add thinly sliced onions to the bowl. Onion slices are optional. My kids loved the fried ones so its a must when we make
  • Put the peeled potatoes into it and sir it around to coat it all evenly with the spice mixture
  • Let this sit for a couple of hours or probably overnight to soak up the the marination well. It tastes awesome when left in the refrigerator overnight
  • If baking then drizzle a tablespoon or two of oil and mix gently. Arrange evenly in one layer on the tray
  • Bake them at 200 for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven in between  and flip them once. After 30 minutes again bake them for another 10-15 minutes at 220 degrees
  • If frying them in a pan then pour a tablespoon of oil in a nonstick pan. Add the potatoes to the oil and fry till golden brown
  • Serve hot and enjoy

  • Dont overcook the potatoes else they will break when frying or baking
  • Let it marinate overnight for best results
  • Adjust spice levels to suit your taste buds

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