Do you know what masala is exactly?
You must be familiar with it, right? It’s a lovely flavorful ingredient to cook with!
Don’t you have any masala in your spice rack at home?
Because here’s how to make your very own masala at home.
Masala is not a spice but a blend of several spices. Amongst them are pepper, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf and cumin. Pretty straight forward spices, right.
And that’s why I am pretty sure that you have at least a couple of those spices in your kitchen somewhere?
Indian Spiced Masala Roast Potatoes
I also added curry powder and garlic powder to my masala spice blend to give these potatoes an extra flavor touch. And a little ground curcuma just for that extra flashy color.
Are you a potato fan?
Potatoes are quite often on our menu here.
But I don’t want to be serving the same old boiled potatoes, fries or mash every single night. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for creative and inventive new potato side dishes.
There’s so much more to do with potatoes, believe me!
I love my potato side dishes preferably with a lot of kick. And a good portion of crunch if that’s also possible. Don’t get me wrong. I also like the more traditional classics.
Do you love Indian flavors like in this masala spice blend?
Then also check out my Indian spiced bean stew as well! It’s also a gorgeous one pot meal that we love to bits here at home. A winner dinner!
- 10,5 oz oven potatoes (350 g)
- 1 tsp garam masala
- ½ tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp curcuma powder
- garlic powder
- ⅓ tsp fennel seeds
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro or mint, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Brush the potatoes thoroughly and let them dry a little. Don't peel them: the roasted skin will add some crunch to the potatoes. Then chop them into bite-size pieces and transfer them to a large mixing bowl.
- Add the garam masala, the curcuma and the curry powder as well.
- Stir very well. Then season the potatoes with a pinch of pepper, salt and garlic powder. Sprinkle with the olive oil and fennel seeds.
- Stir the potatoes very well again. Make sure all the bits are coated evenly. Then cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let the potatoes marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature.
- After that spread then onto a large baking tray.
- Roast the potatoes in a preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes until they are cooked through and start to brown a little on the edges. Then remove the tray from the hot oven and transfer the roast potatoes to a large bowl. Sprinkle with the freshly chopped cilantro. Serve hot.