Tandoori Aloo

Tandoori Aloo

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Baby potatoes, cooked with a special red chilli-based masala paste, fenugreek leaves and fresh cream, results in a flavourful treat that taunts the taste buds with its spicy, bitter, tangy and creamy hues. Cooking it for the right duration and using the right methods in the microwave oven gives the Tandoori Aloo a rich aroma, as if cooked in an authentic tandoor. Surprisingly, all it takes is less than half an hour to prepare this delicacy from start to end!

Tandoori Aloo recipe - How to make Tandoori Aloo

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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1 cup peeled baby potatoes
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp fresh cream
1/4 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
salt to taste

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste
4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1/4 cup of water

  1. Wash the potatoes and prick them with the fork evenly all over.
  2. Place them all around the circumference of the microwave or the microwave safe dish with a glass of water in the center. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or till they are partially cooked. Keep aside.
  3. In another microwave safe bowl, heat the oil on high for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the prepared paste, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  5. Add the potatoes, cream, fenugreek leaves and salt, mix well and microwave on high for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy179 cal
Protein1.6 g
Carbohydrates21.1 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat9.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A135.9 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B31.1 mg
Vitamin C15.8 mg
Folic Acid16 mcg
Calcium14.5 mg
Iron0.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium12.8 mg
Potassium235.8 mg
Zinc0.5 mg


Tandoori Aloo
 on 27 Dec 19 11:10 AM

Edited after original posting.
Tarla Dalal
30 Dec 19 03:53 PM
   Thank you for your feedback!
Tandoori Aloo
 on 10 Apr 16 06:14 PM

The receipe did not come out well at all. The quantity of oil, water mentioned looks wrong. This should need half the oil and half the water mentioned above
Tandoori Aloo
 on 24 Oct 15 05:16 PM

Love this recipe.turned out amazing.. serve with readymade mint mayo...
Tarla Dalal
26 Oct 15 03:21 PM
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Tandoori Aloo
 on 06 Sep 14 12:35 PM

Just loved it! So fast to make and so tasty. A little spicy yet so tasty. While in the making, it smells so amazing that you cant resist to have it once it is made.
Tandoori Aloo
 on 19 May 14 12:13 PM

Yes!!!! It came out amazing