Garlic Chilli Potatoes
Garlic Chilli Potatoes
5 from 1 vote
Bring a burst of flavor to your taste buds with this spicy and aromatic potato dish. The combination of garlic and chilli creates a tantalizing blend that will leave you craving more. Perfect for those who enjoy a kick of heat with every bite.
Garlic Chilli Potatoes

Are you craving a dish that is packed with flavor and a bit of a spicy kick? Look no further than the delectable Garlic Chilli Potatoes. This dish originated in India, where it is a popular street food known for its bold flavors and satisfying crunch.

The history of Garlic Chilli Potatoes can be traced back to the vibrant and diverse street food scene of India, where vendors offer a wide array of delicious snacks to passersby. This particular dish gained popularity for its perfect combination of crispy potatoes, fragrant garlic, and fiery chili peppers.

Creating this mouthwatering dish at home may seem daunting, but fear not – the recipe is surprisingly simple and requires just a few basic ingredients. With a bit of patience and a touch of creativity, you can whip up a batch of Garlic Chilli Potatoes that rivals the flavors of your favorite Indian takeout.

The process of making Garlic Chilli Potatoes involves frying thinly sliced potatoes until they are golden brown and crispy. The potatoes are then tossed with a fragrant mix of garlic, chili peppers, and other spices to create a dish that is both comforting and exciting.


Potatoes: Potatoes are the main ingredient in this recipe and provide a hearty base for the dish. They will be diced and roasted until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Olive Oil: Olive oil will be used to coat the potatoes before roasting, helping them achieve a crispy texture and adding a rich flavor to the dish.

Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves will be minced and added to the potatoes for a pungent and savory flavor. Garlic will infuse the dish with a delicious aroma.

Chilli Flakes: Chilli flakes will add a spicy kick to the dish, balancing out the other flavors and adding a touch of heat to each bite.

Paprika: Paprika will bring a deep, smoky flavor to the dish, complementing the other spices and adding a warm, earthy undertone to the potatoes.

Ground Cumin: Ground cumin will contribute a warm and aromatic flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall taste profile with its unique and slightly nutty taste.

Salt: Salt will season the potatoes and enhance the other flavors in the dish. It will help to bring out the natural sweetness of the potatoes and spices.

Coriander Leaves: Fresh coriander leaves will be added as a garnish, providing a fresh and herbal note to the dish. They will add a pop of color and brightness to the finished dish.

Serving Suggestions and Pairings

  • Pair with grilled or roasted meats such as chicken, lamb, or steak for a flavorful and spicy side dish.
  • Serve with a side of creamy garlic aioli or mayo for dipping to balance out the heat from the chilli potatoes.
  • Add some fresh herbs like chopped cilantro or parsley on top for a pop of color and freshness.
  • Create a loaded potato dish by topping the garlic chilli potatoes with chicken, shredded cheese, and green onions.
  • Pair with a simple green salad dressed with a lemon vinaigrette to balance out the richness of the potatoes.
  • Enjoy as a vegetarian main dish by serving the garlic chilli potatoes with a side of sautéed greens or a tomato salad.
  • Serve as a party appetizer by skewering the garlic chilli potatoes with toothpicks and serving with a side of spicy dipping sauce.
  • Pair with a refreshing cucumber raita or tzatziki sauce to cool down the heat of the chilli potatoes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are garlic chilli potatoes?

Garlic chilli potatoes are a delicious and spicy appetizer made with crispy fried potatoes tossed in a flavorful mixture of garlic, chilli peppers, and other seasonings.

How do I make garlic chilli potatoes?

To make garlic chilli potatoes, start by frying cubed potatoes until they are crispy. In a separate pan, sauté minced garlic and chopped chilli peppers in oil. Toss the fried potatoes in the garlic and chilli mixture, season with salt and pepper, and garnish with cilantro before serving.

Are garlic chilli potatoes spicy?

Yes, garlic chilli potatoes are spicy due to the use of chilli peppers in the recipe. You can adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less chilli peppers according to your preference.

Can I make garlic chilli potatoes ahead of time?

While garlic chilli potatoes are best served fresh and hot, you can make them ahead of time and reheat them in the oven or on the stove before serving. Just make sure to store them properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

What can I serve with garlic chilli potatoes?

Garlic chilli potatoes can be served as a standalone appetizer or as a side dish with a main course. They pair well with grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or even served alongside dips and sauces for a party or gathering.

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Garlic Chilli Potatoes

Garlic Chilli Potatoes

by Nabeela Kauser
Bring a burst of flavor to your taste buds with this spicy and aromatic potato dish. The combination of garlic and chilli creates a tantalizing blend that will leave you craving more. Perfect for those who enjoy a kick of heat with every bite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetiser, Sides, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 146 kcal


  • 300 g Potatoes washed and diced into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Chilli Sauce


  • Peel the potatoes and wash them thoroughly under running water then dice the potatoes into small cubes. Try to keep them uniformly sized for even cooking.
  • Pat the diced potatoes dry using paper towels to remove excess moisture. This will help in achieving crispy potatoes when frying.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan or a deep fryer over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot enough (around 350°F or 175°C), carefully add the diced potatoes to the hot oil. Fry the potatoes until they turn golden brown and crispy, stirring occasionally to ensure even frying. Once done, use a slotted spoon to remove the fried potatoes from the oil and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Set aside.
  • In a separate pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat then add the crushed garlic and crushed chillies to the oil and sauté for a minute or until fragrant, making sure not to burn it.
  • Now, add tomato ketchup and chilli sauce to the pan. Stir well to combine all the ingredients. Let the sauce simmer for 2-3 minutes, allowing it to thicken slightly.
  • Once the sauce is ready, add the fried potatoes to the pan with the sauce. Gently toss the potatoes in the sauce until they are evenly coated.
  • Serve hot as a delicious appetizer or as a side dish with your favorite main course.



Ensure to dice the potatoes into small, uniform cubes for even cooking. Adjust the amount of chilli flakes according to your preferred level of spiciness.
Fresh coriander leaves add a refreshing touch to the dish, but they can be omitted if preferred.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 533mgPotassium: 366mgFibre: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 208IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword After School Snacks, Chilli, Cooking, Food, Garlic, Kids Snacks, Potato, Recipe, Snack
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