Tandoori Aloo Recipe with step by step pictures. Spicy Tandoori Potatoes or Aloo tikka is made with baby potatoes marinated in yogurt and spices cooked in a tandoor or oven.
I love tandoori foods, I can live on tandoori chicken it is my favourite. One fine day I thought why not try the same recipe with potatoes and jumped into the preps..I was lucky on that day to have some baby potatoes and store bought tandoori masala on hand, so gave a try with that..And the result was so lip smacking good. I totally enjoyed each bite of this yummy recipe..I made this specially on a rainy day and the potatoes are spicy and yummy.
About Tandoori Aloo | Aloo Tikka Recipe
Potatoes was introduced to India by Portuguese sailors in the early 17th century, and British colonists spread its cultivation to North India. The potato is one of the most important commercial crops grown in the country.
Potatoes are high in fibre, which can help you lose weight by keeping you fuller for longer. Fibre can help prevent heart disease by maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Potatoes are also high in antioxidants, which help to prevent disease, as well as vitamins, which help your body function properly.
A tandoor is a sizeable clay-based oven that has its roots in the Indian Subcontinent. Tandoors have been used to roast meat and bake unleavened flatbreads like roti and naan since ancient times.
Ingredients for Tandoori Aloo Recipe
The skin is delicate, with a medium starchy, slightly creamy, and slightly dense texture. White potatoes have a mildly sweet flavour and little sugar in them. You can mash, steam, boil, or fry whites.
Lemon Juice :
Lemons are a popular fruit that people use to flavour cuisine in tiny amounts. However, because of the powerful, sour flavour, people rarely eat them alone.
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Tandoori Aloo Recipe | Aloo Tikka Recipe
- Baby Potatoes - 15
- Curd / Thick Yogurt - 1 cup
- Tandoori Masala powder - 2 tblspn or to taste
- Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn
- Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
- Salt to taste
- Oil- 1 tblspn
- Take potatoes in a sauce pan. Add salt to it. Cover it with water. Bring it to a boil, Simmer and cook for 15-20 mins till potatoes are done. Drain and peel em.
- Now in a bowl add curd, tandoori masala, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, salt and mix well.
- Add in the potatoes and mix well. Drizzle some oil and let it marinate for 4-6 hours or over night.
- Preheat the oven to 250 degree C / 500 degree F.
- Take a tray lined with foil. Spread some oil over that. Place the potatoes over this and bake it in the oven for 20 mins.
- Flip over and spoon some more marinate over this and bake it again for 15 mins.
- Remove and serve with a wedge of lemon.
Tandoori Aloo Recipe Step by Step Pictures
|Take all your ingredients|
|Boil the potatoes with some salt and Peel em|
|take curd to a bowl|
|add in tandoori masala and ginger garlic paste|
|add some lemon juice|
|mix well..Drizzle some oil|
|and mix well..let it marinate|
|drizzle some oil over a foil lined tray|
|arrange the potatoes|
|flip over..base with the remaining marinate|
|and bake it|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between tandoori and tikka?
The main distinction between tikka and tandoori cuisine is that tikka is made of tiny pieces of protein that are speared by a skewer. Tandoori typically refers to lowering a sizeable piece of protein into the oven.
What temperature should a baked potato be cooked at?
Oven should be heated to 450 degrees. Yes, you did correctly read the temperature. The potato skins need to crisp up quickly, so the oven needs to be very hot. Get your baking sheet ready. I strongly advise placing a wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet if you have one so that the potatoes can cook evenly on all sides.
Is oven baked potato healthy?
Baked potatoes are a nutrient-dense source of carbohydrates and protein in addition to being low in fat and cholesterol. A potato actually contains more potassium than a banana. Potassium is one of the most crucial nutrients that baked potatoes offer.