Baby potatoes are shallow fried with spices in oil to make a yummy, lip smacking snack. It is pretty simple and easy to make. The baby potatoes turn out to be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. You can serve them as a snack or as a starter for lunch, dinner.
If you can't find baby potatoes, then peel, dice normal potatoes and follow the recipe below.
15-20 baby potatoes
5-6 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon of garam masala powder
1 tablespoon of red chilli powder
4 tablespoons of oil
Salt to taste
Preparation Time: 50 minutes
1. Pressure cook the baby potatoes with salt for a whistle or two. We do not want soft, over cooked potatoes. We want just cooked, firm potatoes.
2. Once the pressure of the pressure cooker is released, immediately strain out the potatoes or else they continue to cook in the boiling water inside the pressure cooker.
3. Once the potatoes cool a little, peel them and keep them aside.
4. If the size of the potatoes is too big then cut them into halves. The more surface area of potato gets exposed to heat the better it is, we get more crispy, full of flavour, yummy potatoes.
5. Heat up oil in a non stick pan. Once the oil's hot add in slightly smashed garlic and fry them for a minute until they start to brown.
6. Then add in the peeled potatoes and saute them so that all the potatoes are uniformly coated with oil.
7. Then add red chilli powder and garam masala powder uniformly all over the potatoes and saute so that they get uniformly coated with the powders.
8. Fry the potatoes on a medium flame, tossing them once in a while to ensure uniform roasting.
9. Roast the potatoes until they have a nice roasted crust on the outside and all around them. The longer you roast them, the crispier they get on the outside.
10. Check and adjust salt.
11. Remove off heat and serve hot.
Tags: Baby potatoes, snack, side dish, fry/roast, starter, bachelor recipe