Roasted Baby Potatoes

Preparation Time - 10 min

Cooking Time - 15 min

Serves - 4


Baby Potatoes - 1/2 lb

Onion - 1 no

Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Urid dal - 1/2 tsp

Oil - 2 tsp

For Marination

Chilly Powder - 2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp

Salt for taste

Oil - 1/2 tsp
  • Wash and boil the whole baby potatoes for about 5 - 7 minutes.
  • When it is cooked you should be able to poke the potatoes with a fork.
  • Drain the water and peel the skin off the potatoes and cut them into equal halves.
  • To the cut potatoes add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and 1/2 tsp oil and mix well. Let it sit for 15 - 30 minutes.
  • Slice the onions.


  • Heat oil in a skillet and add the mustard seeds in medium flame.
  • When mustard starts to crackle, add the urid dal followed by the curry leaves.
  • Add the sliced onions and cook until it turns pink.
  • Add the marinated potatoes and mix it well until the oil is coated unto the potatoes.
  • Cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes in medium high flame. Sauté at regular intervals to avoid browning.
  • Cook for additional 2 minutes in high flame and sauté regularly to get that roasted feel.
  • Serve Hot.