Masala Potatoes

Prep time:
10 mins
Cook time:
15 mins
Total time:
25 mins


4,5 Potatoes (boiled or raw)

2 tablespoon oil

1/4 asafetida (Hing)

1 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon garam masala(Mons flavors spice blend)

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon mango powder  (or lemon juice 1 tablespoon )

Salt according to your taste

2,3 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon sesame seeds and poppy seeds

Do you love potatoes? Then this recipe is all for you. Masala potato dish makes a perfect side dish with any dal or gravy dish. This one of the most popular and tastiest dry vegetable that any Indian household has. In this recipe potatoes are soft but crispy, cooked until golden brown color and has unique taste and flavors, coming through these spices. Spices added to this dish adds a great taste and adds additional health benefits to this recipe. These potatoes at my home have consistently been a family favorite and best part my boys can make these too. Moreover we all know that potatoes always comes to the rescue when we have no other vegetables or things available with us and I know this recipe will be your family favorite dish very soon.


Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan on a low medium heat add  asafetida, cumin seeds, let it splutter for few seconds

Add turmeric powder, salt, then add potatoes give a good mix.

Add coriander powder, garam masala, mango powder additional salt, toss everything together and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until potatoes turn golden brown in color. Add water at this stage to avoid spices burning.

If you don’t find mango powder add lemon juice instead . Once potatoes are tossed well in spices you can add tablespoon of ghee this adds a tasty tough to this recipe. make sure you cook this on low medium heat to avoid spices from burning. Switch heat to the max heat in the end to give potatoes crispy touch and switch off the heat once its done.

Sprinkle some sesame seeds, poppy seeds for extra crunch, toss well and serve with Naan bread or any pita bread


  • Asafoetida can be purchased from any Indian store
  • You can add peas, cauliflower, carrots, kumara to this recipe but cooking timings may vary
  • Timing in this recipe is around boiled potatoes but if you add raw potatoes then it might take bit longer to cook.