One of our favorite summer meals is tandoori chicken cooked on a charcoal grill. Using a charcoal grill takes quite a bit more work than a gas grill, but the smoky flavor is completely worth it. (Plus, Mike is in charge of the grilling so it doesn’t matter to me…and he enjoys it. :) )
Instead of serving regular potato salad on the side, these roasted potatoes (which are delicious served hot, warm, or at room temperature) make the perfect side dish for an Indian-themed barbeque with tandoori chicken. Serve it with Salad Shirazi and maybe a tangy yogurt sauce and you’re all set.
Indian-Spiced Roasted Potatoes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2 lbs (910 g) potatoes (any variety you like; I used a mix), washed and cubed
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Lightly crush the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and red pepper flakes using a mortar and pestle.
- Toss together the lightly crushed spices, salt, black pepper, turmeric, potato, onion, and olive oil in a large bowl, then spread it out onto a half sheet pan.
- Bake until the potatoes are slightly crispy on the outside and tender inside, and the onion is slightly caramelized, about 40 minutes, tossing the mixture every 15 minutes or so.
- Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.
Dee W says
These look delicious. I love the idea of using different potatoes.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
I love the golden hue that the turmeric and spices give the potatoes! A perfect match for the chicken Faith :D
Magic of Spice says
I love roasted potatoes and the spices here make them even more delicious!
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A satisfying and delicious potato recipe.
Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) says
what a fantastic potato dish, love it!
Blond Duck says
Priya Sreeram says
such a beautiful presentation; loved this !
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I love those different colored potatoes and I could see this with tandoori chicken or just all alone. We don’t cook with charcoal. Could I make the tandoori chicken on regular grill (recipe?)
Angela, Yup, you could also use a regular grill (we just love the smoky flavor of the charcoal grill — since we don’t have a tandoor oven, it’s the closest way to simulate the flavor :) ). I was thinking of writing up my recipe next time I make tandoori chicken, but I haven’t done it yet. Here’s the method and ingredients I use, but the measurements are just approximates since I didn’t actually write it up yet: marinade 2-3 lbs bone-in chicken for 1 or 2 days in the following mixture before grilling: about 1 cup yogurt, about 4 TB fresh lemon juice, about 4 TB vegetable oil, fresh grated garlic (4-6 cloves), fresh grated ginger (1-2″ piece), garam masala spice mix (about 2 TB), ground cumin (about 2 tsp), ground coriander (about 2 tsp), sweet and hot ground paprika (about 1 tsp each), turmeric (for color) (about 1/2 tsp), a touch of tomato paste (optional; for color) (about 1-2 TB), and salt (about 1 1/2 tsp). It’s amazing. If you give it a try, let me know how you like it! :)
I want to Indian-spice just about every food that I eat..so I’m pretty enamored with these. They do sound like an exceptional great summer grill side dish!
I’m a huge fan of Indian flavors and spices – pinning this for future reference!
Alyssa @ Everyday Maven says
This is one of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes (and cauliflower). Sounds fantastic :)
Potatoes are one of my favorite food groups so I think this sounds fabulous!
Faith, what a lovely way to spiced the potatoes up…they sure look pretty and so flavorful and perfect as a side dish.
Have a wonderful week ahead :)
Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says
I love anything with potatoes…these look perfect!
This sounds amazing—I love anything with Indian spice!
Thanks for sharing—it’s so pretty too :-)
Looks delicious, Faith. I have a secret guilty wish for a tandoor oven… the idea of slamming food on the walls of an oven appeals to the child in me and I love the flavor. Bet you have the best barbeques with dishes like this!
Deana, That is a secret guilty wish of mine as well! But I guess it might be a good thing that I don’t have a tandoor oven since I I’d be making naan probably on a daily basis, lol!
Delicious! A great way of preparing potatoes.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
This sounds like the perfect side dish. I love it!