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Apr 15, 2013

Sambar Potato Roast / Roasted Potatoes flavoured with Sambar Powder

Hai guys, wish you a great monday. Hope everyone had a great weekend. And for everyone who celebrated tamil new year, how did the day went for you. Did you had fun. I had a lots of it, we started our day with a visit to our favorite temple and made lots of sweet poha. It was amazing. Then we watched our favorite movies and shows on TV..Nothing can get better than this right.

Now for todays recipe, I came across this recipe through a cooking show, guess what after 5 mins, i was in the kitchen making it. That is because of its simplicity i wanted to try it immediately. Sambar Potato Roast, the name sounds kind of weird but not the taste. Imagine the flavour of sambar infused into the crispy potatoes. How could that go bad..

We had this rasam rice and it was divine. But it will equally taste great with plain rice and dal, or curd rice too. I can assure you that.So try it and let me know how it turned for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins + 15 mins for cooking potatoes
Serves - 2 to 3


Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Sambar powder - 2 tblspn
Rice Flour - 2 tblspn

For Marination:
Potatoes - 3 medium size cubed and boiled with some salt
Salt to taste
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn


Take boiled potatoes in a bowl. Add in salt and ginger garlic paste. Mix this well.

Now in a heavy bottom pan add in oil and heat it up. 

Add in mustard and curry leaves. Let it sizzle for a min.

Add in sambar powder and rice flour, cook this for a min.

Add in the potatoes and toss well with the masala.

Let it fry for 10 mins on medium flame.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingredients
Boil some potatoes with some salt
Add some extra salt...not much
Add in ginger garlic paste
Mix well
Heat oil in a kadai, Add in mustard seeds
some curry leaves
Now add in sambar powder
Give it a good mix
Now sprinkle some rice flour
give it a good mix
Now add in cubed boiled potatoes
Give a good toss
Cook for few more mins till it gets crispy..


  1. Looks great.. I can have it as snack

  2. wow yummy sabji looks so simple yet tempting, would be great for lunch with rotis....

  3. love this simple yet Delicious recipe

  4. Yumm! My Mom makes potatoes this way!

  5. wow ! Real flavored and well roasted Potatoes...

  6. wow very yummy potatoes aarthi.

  7. What kind of sambar powder you use?

  8. I made this today and it was wonderful... you are right, all the flavor of sambar mixed into soft, fluffy, crispy potatoes. So tasty!!

  9. Ho do youmake sambar amsala. I am in South Africa and our spice shops do not stock sambar masala.

  10. i am try this today, came out very well, thank uuu

  11. Could u suggest any substitute for rice flour?

  12. @AnonymousHere is the link http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2014/01/homemade-sambar-powder-sambar-powder.html

  13. Looks awesome... Wanted to taste it right now ! ☺

  14. Can I add onions to this roast?


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