Potato Roast Recipe : Garlic Flavored Aloo Snack!

Aloo is the common vegetable available in everyone’s kitchen whether India or anywhere abroad. It is preferred by people of all age group. There is no such individual taste of potato but it blends beautifully with all other veggies and makes some brilliant dishes. The Potato Roast Recipe is one such recipe we are going to make with baby potatoes as our base. The extraordinary aspect of this dish is mixing of garlic and herbs with these Aloo. It is one of the simplest recipes to try for any novice in the cooking. It can also be your impression savior when you have to make the snack on short notice.

Potato Roast

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  • Recipe Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: The Potato Roast Recipe is one of the simplest recipes amongst the potato snack. It can be cooked instantly with few handy ingredients at home. Try Now!

Potato Roast Recipe

Ingredients Required for Potato Roast Recipe:

  • Baby Potatoes – 2 kg.
  • Olive Oil – ¼ cup
  • Black Pepper – 1 tsp.
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Parsley – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – as per taste

Note: Approximately use 6 to 7 small or medium sized potatoes. Buy olive oil at discounted price.

You can have roast potatoes plain with the sprinkle few spices or herbs as well you can have them with the spicy tempering. You can fry the spices like mustard seeds, cumin seeds along with spice powders such as turmeric powder and red chili powder. You may use curry leaves as well.

Steps for Making Potato Roast Recipe:

Pre- Preparation:

  • Rinse, Wash and Properly clean potatoes.
  • Then if you want peel off the skin of the potatoes or do not remove the skin.
  • Cut chop the potatoes into two equal halves if they are small sized or else into quarter if they are the medium size potatoes.
  • Keep the chopped potatoes aside in a mixing bowl.
  • Preheat microwave oven to 400 degrees F.

Note:  It would be preferable to cook if you cut potato in long slices. It is because when you cook them in oven, the thinner you chop the potatoes, the crispier would be their texture.


  • Take the bowl of the chopped potatoes and drizzle some oil over the potatoes.
  • Then add the minced garlic, sprinkle the black pepper and season the potatoes with pinch of salt.
  • Give a nice toss to this mixture of potatoes, so that potatoes gets well coated.
  • Each piece of the chopped potato should be evenly seasoned with these sprinkled spices and condiments.
  • Now, set these coated potatoes into sheet pan and spread out into single layer.
  • Grease the sheet pan with the oil or butter.
  • Keep this pan sheet with the potatoes in the oven.
  • Roast the potatoes in the oven for about 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Wait till the potatoes get brown in colour and attain the crispy texture.
  • Now flip all the potatoes so that it get properly roasted from all sides.
  • As the potatoes get roasted, remove the potatoes from the oven and keep the tray on the wired rack.
  • When the potatoes are roasted, season them with the freshly chopped parsley.
  • Give a gentle toss once again.
  • Check for the taste, sprinkle salt if you want.

And the crunchy roast potatoes are ready. Serve them HOT!

Note: While you flip the potatoes, be careful not to burn yourself. As the potatoes must be really hot, you can use spatula to flip them.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 280 calories
  • Total Time: PT50M
  • Serves: 5
  • Date Published:

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The keynote to make this recipe lies in maintaining in the exact proportion of each and every ingredient that you are using. The core ingredient or the sole of the dish remain potatoes but it’s the side ingredients that adds the taste to these potatoes. You can choose either large, medium or small sized potatoes but be careful that proportion of potatoes does not exceed the spice powders being used. It is extremely easy to make this recipe without any kind of preparation and much of hard work. Pick the best potatoes, boil them, roast them, sprinkle garlic or any other spice powders and season it with your favorite fresh herbs.

You can add your own variation to the taste of this dish but it would reflect in the texture of the roasted potatoes. Not much but there might be the slight change in the original taste and roasting of potatoes. But whether you make it basic or with some innovation, you are bound to love its authentically strong flavors. Even though you are trying it for the first time, you would come up with the fabulous dish full of fantastic flavors. You can add red chili powder for the extra zing of spiciness or the Chaat masala powder for the tanginess.

The delicious roasted potatoes perfectly pair with the hot and spicy dal or Sambhar. You can also match this garlic potato with the complete meals in form of side serve. This tasty snack alone as a meal is also worth filling the tummy with. Make it fresh at home in minutes with garlic and fresh herbs. Let the strong flavors of garlic mingle with your taste buds. This snack is so yummy that if you make once, your family would insist now and again to have it. Tempt and treat your loved ones with the garlic version of potato.


  • If you don’t have Baby Potatoes then use normal potatoes and cut them in more small pieces.
  • If you want, you can season the potato with tempering of mustard, red chili powder and other spice powders.
  • If you don’t have oven, use fry pan with covered lid.
  • It is okay if you do not remove the skin of potatoes.
  • If you want extra crunchiness and crispiness, then coat the surface of your potatoes with the rice flour before shallow frying them.
  • You can also fry the potatoes, but make sure that oil is really hot before you fry the potatoes.


Transfer the crispy and hot potato roast from pan to the plate. Serve it warm with the any variety of steamed rice paired with chilled Curd. Sprinkle coriander leaves and garnish with:

Quick Tip:
  • Try to pair it with spicy Dal or any of the tasty Rasam.
  • You can also Sprinkle some Chaat Masala over it.
  • If you want you can add Urad Dal before your toss the potatoes.
  • There will be change in taste and texture if you microwave the cut potatoes.

This fool proof and detailed crispy potato roast recipe will ensure that anybody can cook. It is not tough to make the crispy textured dishes which are fluffy from inside. They key is that skin of the potatoes should be crispy but when you bite them you must feel the softness of the mushy potatoes.

The combination of fresh minced parsley leaves with the minced garlic over the oil coated and roasted potatoes is just commendable. The season of salt and black pepper increases the flavours and little lime juice infuses the tanginess. Even if you are a novice at cooking, you can attempt to make this potato roast for the first time. It has fantastic taste and fabulous flavours.

Another way to prepare the potato roast is to wash and cut the potatoes. Then boil the potatoes on the stove in a small pot until they are cooked. Once they become soft, drain the extra water and cook the potatoes with oil in a wok. Do not remove the skin of the potatoes as it has the nutrients and they also give good texture to the dish. Then add all the spices, spice powders, condiments or herbs which you wish to add over these cooked potatoes. You can season the potatoes with some salt and black pepper powder when they are on your dining table.

You can prepare the potato roast in the pan as well. Firstly you have to rinse and slice cut the potatoes. Then you have to boil or steam them till they become soft in the steamer or pressure cooker. While you are cooking the potatoes, be careful that they to do not fall apart. Take them out, peel off their skin and finely dice them into small cubes. Now, keep the oil to heat on a medium flame. Prepare the tempering, crackle the mustard seeds with curry leaves. After sautéing for a while, mix in the chopped potatoes and stir. Then, sprinkle the whole spices or spice powders you are using. Fold the potatoes evenly in the mixture, season with salt and allow them to cook till they have roasted properly.

It’s the most easiest and simplest of all the potato recipes. If you are always looking for healthy and tasty snack, then you can make this again and again. There is flexibility of ingredients while you are making this potato roast snack. If you adore the flavours of the south Indian food, then you can tweak a little with the original taste of this dish. In your tasty spice tempering for the potato roast, include the spicy south Indian spicy Sambar powder along with the fried curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. Lastly, squeeze some lime juice over the roasted potatoes which would give the tangy flavour to the dish and enrich its taste. You can also add any other extra spice powder or dried herbs of your choice.

This spicy, tasty and tangy potato dish a good side serve with a complete meal. It is also one of the simplest starter to make at home for small parties. If you have guest coming on short notice, and if you want to make any other snack instantly then you can make any type of different sandwiches at home. The paneer bread rolls or the Mirchi Vada are the good evening snack options.

The small and thinly sliced potatoes seasoned with the herbs and spices makes a beautiful plate. It is the unique way to make the boring potatoes into an interesting food to eat. Make sure your potatoes are perfect meals for Sunday brunch, weekday’s lunch or even any dinner with this innovative idea potato roast. You can prepare during your holidays or even on a regular day whenever you feel like eating a potato dish. Is there anyone who does not like to ear potatoes? At home, at restaurant, or any anywhere outside we see that potatoes are the common food ingredient. They are used in almost every other dish and because of that we are so adapted to their taste that we cannot do without them.

If you are looking for more potato recipe then you can make the crunchy baked potato chips at home with ease. You can also make fried Aloo Pakora which is one of the most common evening tea snack. If you want the tangy dish, then try to prepare chatpata Aloo Chana Chaat. You can also make the Punjabi subzi like Dahi Aloo or Aloo Capsicum from these potatoes.

Similar to the potato roast, you can make any type of roasted food dish from your favourite ingredient. You can tweak with the taste suitable to your taste palates, do few tricks with the spices, change the flavours and combine some unique ingredients. Prepare two or more different types of roasted combos and please your guest.