I love my mother's potato roast that she makes on special days. The potatoes are cooked to perfection and mixed in spice and onion. Thinking about it will make my mouth water. 

We have spicy potato roast with rice for lunch and I eat the leftover with bread for dinner.

Recipe for Spicy Potato Roast

Spicy Potato Roast


  • 4 large potatoes (cut into cubes or into 8)
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 inch cinnamon (or pinch of powder)
  • 1 cardamom (or pinch of powder)
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp. of dry fish flakes or dry shrimps
  • 2 tbsp. chili flakes
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp. oil


  1. Boil the potatoes, peel, cut and set aside.
  2. Add oil in a pan on medium heat.
  3. Add 1 tbsp. of onion, 2 pieces of green chili, cinnamon, cardamom, mustard seeds, ginger and garlic paste and curry leaves and stir-fry for 1 minute or till onions turn light brown.
  4. Add the chili flakes and stir quickly.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients immediately. (except the potatoes and lime juice)
  6. Cover and let it cook till the onions turn red and oily. (5 minutes)
  7. Add the potatoes and stir. (Don’t stir too much after you add the potato, potatoes might break)
  8. Add the lime juice.
  9. Check for salt and turn off the stove.

You can serve this spicy potato roast with any kind of roti or rice. 

You can also use this as a filling in your buns or savory.


Potato roast with rice

Recipe for Spicy Potato Roast(107603)

Let's learn a few things about potatoes

The English word potato comes from the Spanish word patata.  There are around 5000 potato varieties in the world. There are many sizes, shapes and colors of potato and it is the world’s fourth largest food crop.

Potatoes can be prepared in many ways. You can boil, bake, grill or fry potatoes. Some recipes require that the potatoes should be skinned and other recipes use the potato along with its skin. Potatoes are very starchy and the starch content doubles when the potato is cooled after cooking. So, normally potatoes are eaten warm except in salads and as potato chips.

Potatoes need an average of 10-20 minutes of boiling and only 5 minutes or less of pressure cooking.

A person can survive only on potatoes (and milk to compensate for vitamins A and D that are not found in potatoes), as it has all the vitamins and minerals needed.

Nutritional value per 100 g

Energy                                321 kj

Carbohydrates                  19 g

Starch                                 15 g

Dietary fiber                      2.2 g

Fat                                      0.1 g

Protein                              2 g

Water                                75 g

Vitamin B1                        0.08 mg

Vitamin B2                       0.03 mg

Vitamin B3                      1.05 mg

Vitamin B6                      0.3 mg

Vitamin B9                     16 μg

Vitamin C                           19.7 mg

Vitamin E                          0.01 mg

Vitamin K                         1.9 μg

Calcium                            12 mg

Iron                                    0.78 mg

Magnesium                      23 mg

Phosphorous                  57 mg

Potassium                       421 mg

Sodium                            6 mg

Zinc                                  0.29 mg


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