Thursday, November 20, 2008

ROASTED CUMIN POTATOES

Roasted potatoes with cumin is a perfect side dish to have along with almost anything. You can have it instead of french fries with sandwiches and burgers and is lot more flavorful and healthier since there is no deep frying involved.One can also have it as an appetiser.It can be made in a jiffy with all the ingredients readily available in your pantry.The potatoes are simply boiled and then roasted on medium heat with cumin and some spices.

This is my post on day 20 of RM2.

INGREDIENTS

Potatoes - 4 medium size

cumin seeds - 2-3 tsp

turmeric - 1/2 tsp

red chilli pdr - 1 tsp

amchur/mango pdr - 1/2 tsp

salt to taste

oil

METHOD

Boil and cook the potatoes until they are just done.Be careful not to overcook the potatoes. They will turn mushy and wont keep its shape while roasting.Peel off the skin and cut it into large cubes.Keep aside.

In a wide flat bottom pan add some oil just enough to cover the bottom surface.When its hot add the cumin seeds,turmeric and red chilli pdr.Immediately add the potatoes pieces and toss it so that its evenly coated with the spices and cumin.Stirring it with spatula will squish them.So tossing is the best option .Add salt.Spread out the potatoes evenly in the pan and let it roast on medium heat until they turn golden brown.Dont disturb the potatoes for some time,that will help them to get a nice brown crust.In order to get the best result use a nonstick pan.Roast all the sides of the potatoes.Serve hot with burgers or rice.

Now its time to check my fellow marathoners blogs.Cant wait to see what they have posted today!!!
1) DK 2) Srivalli 3) PJ 4) Curry Leaf 5) Medha 6) Priya 7) Bhawna 8) Raaji 9) Ruchii 10)Anu 11) Kamala 12) Roopa13) Divya Kudua 14) Rekha 15) Divya M 16) Lakshmi 17) Raaga 18)Lakshmi Venkatesh 19) Sripriya 20) Viji 21) Pavani 22) Kamalika 23) Karuna 24) Roochi

18 comments:

Malar Gandhi said...

Aloo looks yummy dear. I like the way you put ur pictures...also luv ur layout! So appealing!!!

DEESHA said...

cumin N potatoes make a yummy combination

Medhaa said...

Looks wonderful, will taste great with dal chawal

Happy cook said...

Wow they look beautifully roasted. So yummy delicious

Curry Leaf said...

Looks Lovely.The amchur powder makes it all the more good.Beautifully roasted

Madhu said...

Like the second pic, hot hot potatoes, love them.

kamala said...

Ranji..my blog is not linking from yours..Could you pls check this..I love ur picts so much Ranji..Aloo is yummy

Cham said...

Hmm would n't be great with some rasam rice! Yum

Roopa said...

Ranji, that looks awesome:) I have become an addict of such potato dishes, you wouldn't believe if i say i craved for something like this close to midnight and prepared it and ate it immediately:)

karuna said...

love the picture with the steaming hot potatoes.love jeera aloo.

Divya Kudua said...

Thats an easy peasy potato dish Ranji..for a potato lover like me..;-)love the pics too,esp the steaming hot one..and I liked the way you said..dont disturb the potatoes..how sweet!!

raaji said...

I love this curry with baby potatoes.....theyreally make this curry likable...

Roochi said...

When my hubby looked at your site theme. He said 'waaaaaw, such a nice theme-makes one visit the site again'. Nice aloo.. great pic

Uj said...

amazing pic.. esp the one where the steam seems to be escaping. Planning to head to kitchen to make them for dinner tonight :)

Uj said...

Made this for dinner.. It tastes yummy.. I just added lemon juice at last.. just to tang it up a little :) Thanks for the recipe

Uj said...

Added you to my blogroll. Hope it is fine with you

Divya Vikram said...

Perfectly roasted with spices..

Arundathi said...

yummy - aloo and jeera are a match made in heaven!