Spicy Potatoes
Spicy Potatoes
5 from 8 votes
Revel in the fiery delight of my homemade spicy potatoes! This dish is not just a culinary exploration; it's a journey across traditions, packed with rich flavours that promise to stimulate your taste buds. 
Spicy Potatoes

Spicy potatoes, also known as “Aloo Masala,” is a delectable dish originating from the vibrant culinary landscape of South Asia.

This recipe delivers a punch of flavors with its combination of potatoes, aromatic spices, and tangy tomato ketchup.

Despite its flavorful complexity, it’s surprisingly simple to make, making it an ideal choice for both beginner and seasoned cooks alike.

The humble potato takes center stage in this recipe, providing a hearty and satisfying base. Potatoes are not only versatile but also rich in carbohydrates, making them a filling ingredient for any meal.

When cooked, they develop a delightful crispy texture on the outside while remaining soft and fluffy on the inside, creating a perfect contrast of textures.

Accompanying the potatoes are a medley of spices and aromatics that elevate the dish to new heights. Cumin seeds add a warm, earthy flavor, while crushed chilies impart a fiery kick that’s sure to awaken your taste buds.

Garlic lends its distinctive aroma and depth of flavor, infusing every bite with its savory goodness.

To balance the heat and spice, sweet and tangy tomato ketchup is added, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that dance on your palate.

The addition of vibrant bell peppers not only adds a pop of color but also brings a refreshing crunch to each bite, enhancing the overall sensory experience.

While this recipe may seem daunting at first glance, fear not! With simple steps and readily available ingredients, you’ll be whipping up a batch of delicious spicy potatoes in no time.

Expert Tip: If you prefer a milder version of this dish, you can reduce the amount of crushed chilies or omit them altogether. Adjust the spiciness according to your taste preferences.

Ingredients

Potatoes (Aloo): Potatoes provide a hearty and filling base. They become crispy on the outside and soft on the inside when cooked, adding a delightful texture to the dish.

Cumin Seeds (Jeera): Cumin seeds contribute a warm and earthy flavor to the spicy potatoes, enhancing their overall taste profile.

Crushed Chillies: Crushed chilies bring a fiery kick to the dish, adding heat and intensity to each bite.

Garlic Cloves: Garlic adds depth and aroma to the dish, infusing it with savory goodness.

Tomato Ketchup: Tomato ketchup provides a sweet and tangy flavor, balancing the heat and spice of the dish.

Salt: Salt enhances the flavors of the other ingredients and helps to season the dish perfectly.

Bell Pepper (Green and Red): Bell peppers not only add vibrant color to the dish but also bring a refreshing crunch, complementing the other ingredients harmoniously.

Expert Tip: For extra flavor, you can add a pinch of garam masala or chaat masala to the dish along with the other spices.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the spicy potatoes as a flavorful side dish alongside your favorite main course, such as grilled chicken, fish, or tofu.
  • Pair the spicy potatoes with steamed rice or naan bread for a complete and satisfying meal. The combination of the potatoes with rice or bread creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
  • Garnish the spicy potatoes with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley for a pop of freshness and color.
  • For a heartier meal, serve the spicy potatoes as a filling for tacos or wraps. Simply spoon the potato mixture into warmed tortillas and top with your favorite toppings, such as shredded cheese, salsa, avocado, and sour cream.
  • Enjoy the spicy potatoes on their own as a delicious and comforting snack. They’re perfect for munching on while watching your favorite movie or as an appetizer at parties and gatherings.

Expert Tip: To ensure crispy potatoes, make sure the oil is hot enough before frying them. You can test the oil’s temperature by dropping a small piece of potato into it; if it sizzles immediately, the oil is ready.

Frequently Asked Questions

How spicy are these potatoes?

These spicy potatoes have a moderate level of heat due to the crushed chilies. However, you can adjust the amount of crushed chilies according to your personal preference for spiciness.

Can I use other types of potatoes for this recipe?

Yes, you can use different varieties of potatoes such as russet, Yukon gold, or red potatoes. However, keep in mind that the cooking time may vary slightly depending on the type of potato you use.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While these spicy potatoes are best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and store them separately. When ready to serve, simply reheat the potatoes and assemble the dish.

Is it necessary to deep fry the potatoes?

Deep frying the potatoes helps to achieve a crispy texture on the outside while keeping them soft on the inside. However, if you prefer, you can also roast the potatoes in the oven for a healthier alternative.

Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize the dish by adding your favorite vegetables such as onions, carrots, peas, or spinach. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure all the vegetables are cooked to your liking.

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Spicy Potatoes

Spicy Potatoes

by Nabeela Kauser
Revel in the fiery delight of my homemade spicy potatoes! This dish is not just a culinary exploration; it's a journey across traditions, packed with rich flavours that promise to stimulate your taste buds. 
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings 3 servings
Calories 191 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel the potatoes and cut into small chunks (see note 1)
  • Heat a pan with oil for deep frying until medium-hot (see note 2)
  • Heat up and cook for 5 minutes until lightly browned and crispy and set aside
  • In a frying pan heat up the oil on until hot then add the finely chopped garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant (see note 3)
  • Add the crushed chillies and cumin seeds then sauté for a further 1 minute
  • Add the salt and the bell pepper chunks and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat
  • Add the fried potatoes and stir until everything is well combined
  • Add the tomato ketchup and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes
  • Serve as a side or with boiled rice and enjoy!

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Notes

Note 1 – You can use any variety of potato that you like, but a good choice is red potatoes. Depending on personal preference you may also choose to leave the skins of the potatoes on.
Note 2 – Ensure that the oil is not too hot or too cold. When you add the potato the oil should bubble slightly.
Note 3 – You could use garlic paste instead, but it is better to use fresh garlic as it enhances the flavour.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1103mgPotassium: 1000mgFibre: 6gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 2865IUVitamin C: 137mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Aloo, Appetiser, Cooking, Food, Iftar, Potato, Ramadan, Recipe
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