Spicy Whole Potatoes

Spicy Whole Potatoes

I can guarantee you one thing about this Spicy Whole Potatoes dish – that this dish would become your family’s favourite and it will be a part of your menu for special occasions. There are very few people who don’t like potatoes. Kids love potatoes, and they can have them daily in their lunch box and in dinner as well. I remember that whenever my mom used to boil potatoes for preparing stuffed paratha, or gravy based or dry sabzi, as kids my sister and I used to sneak in the kitchen to take away one or two boiled potatoes. We used to enjoy them simply with salt.

Spicy Whole Potatoes

Usually cooking whole potatoes is not a regular trend. We always cut them into pieces or mash them for different dishes. We always avoid using them as a whole. Try this spicy whole potatoes dish once, and there will be constant push from your family members to cook them again and again.

Spicy Whole Potatoes

You can call these Spicy Whole Potatoes as Stove Roasted Potatoes too. Roasted Potatoes sounds much more fashionable also πŸ˜‰ – you can prepare this dish on your stovetop and with the title of ‘Spicy Roasted Potatoes’ can boast your cooking skills on Instagram! Just kiddingπŸ˜… – but seriously, that’s what teens do nowadays! They cook and garnish the dish. Everyone is waiting eagerly to taste it. But no, wait… first have to be clicked for Instagram… and… done! OK, now come and taste everyone πŸ™‹ honestly speaking – not much difference between them and food bloggers πŸ˜‡.

So, if you have never tried any dish from whole potatoes till now, try these spicy whole potatoes. I hope if you like potatoes, you will be loving this dish with whole potatoes.

Spicy Whole Potatoes



400 gm potatoes
5 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp rai (small mustard seeds)
1/4 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
1/8 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp amchoor /lemon juice
Green chilies sliced
Chopped green coriander leaves for garnishing

Points to remember:

  1. Don’t over-boil potatoes that they crack or become too soft.
  2. Try to take same sized small or medium potatoes. That way, they will get boiled with the same consistency.
  3. If you have fresh small-sized potatoes, then you can prepare them without peeling also. Crisp potato skin tastes really good.
  4. You can use spices of your choice also. Try dry oregano, crushed dry fennel seeds, long slices of raw mango, dry red chili, freshly grated coconut, fresh dill leaves, fresh mint leaves, fresh fennel leaves, dry fenugreek leaves (homemade Kasuri methi) … anything… till wherever your imagination and taste buds match!

If interested, you can check a few more posts based on potatoes in the blog:

Aaloo ki sookhi sabzi (boiled potatoes with Indian spices)

Dahi waale aaloo (Potatoes with buttermilk)

Aalu ki tikiya(potato patties stuffed with spicy peas)

Aaloo ki kachori

Crispy Potatoes

Spicy Whole potatoes


Wash and boil potatoes in the pressure cooker. If potatoes are small in size then one pressure (or whistle) is enough. If they are medium in size then not more than two quick pressures.

Once potatoes are boiled and steam of the pressure cooker settles down, shift potatoes to a sieve and immediately wash them with cold tap water. Potatoes will remain firm in cold water. Peel when the water drains out from potatoes.

With the help of a toothpick, prick potatoes from all sides. With this step potatoes wouldn’t taste completely bland from the inside.

Heat oil in a broad heavy-bottomed pan and crackle rai, hing, jeera (small mustard seeds, asafoetida and cumin seeds).

Keep the heat on the sim. Add peeled potatoes along with salt, coriander powder, chili powder and turmeric powder. Mix everything well. Slice green chilies and add and cover the pan.

These potatoes should be cooked on sim heat. Use a separator if your stove doesn’t give sim heat.

Keep on stirring potatoes time-to-time from all sides. Let them become crisp from all sides and get a beautiful brown colour!

Add some more sliced green chilies and fresh coriander leaves for garnishing!

Spicy Whole potatoes

Spicy Whole Potatoes


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Deeksha Pathak

I like reading, watching movies, listening to music, doing some art and craft, cooking, baking and exploring new ideas. Baking is my new passion!!

103 thoughts on “Spicy Whole Potatoes

      1. Always a pleasure dear😊 Oh I lovee potatoes but I have literally given them up as I am watchful of my weight nowπŸ˜€ but yeah every now and then I do grab few French fries while my son is having themπŸ˜„

  1. We love potatoes in any form. You know I make those Hasselback potatoes. But I like this version with the Indian spices, and me actually owning dried fenugreek leaves (still didn’t make mathri). I will definitely try them.
    Today we will have your three vegetables dish (cauliflower, peas, carrots). I will let you know the outcome, but I expect it to be delicious. πŸ™‚

    1. How can I forget those finely sliced Hasselback potatoes. It was a sight to behold!!
      Fenugreek leaves will be really good here. Just add them 2 – 3 minutes before cooking is getting over. Dry leaves burn fast if cooked for longer duration specially in dry vegetables.

      I really hope you both will like the taste 😊

      1. One never knows … everything is possible. Let us see what the world looks like post Corona … πŸ™‚ … My husband and I would love to meet you all in person.

  2. Mmmmm yes please! I love tatties and I love a little spice, so these look delicious. You’re right, Spicy Whole Potatoes does sound more fashionable though Stove Roasted Potatoes πŸ˜† xx

    1. Thank you very much 😊 though first I had to Google the word Tatties. Thanks for improving my vocabulary ☺️
      Nowadays youngsters know very well what works in the world of social media!!

      1. You are welcome. Also, just read about Naariyal key Ladoo. Easy to prepare. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Somehow, couldn’t comment below that post, so commenting here:)

      2. Padmini, Naariyal ke laddoo are really delicious but for some preparing ladoos in traditional way is complicated. I just tried to simplify it😊

  3. Love these beautifully roasted potatoes. It is a wonderful idea to place the pan on the separator, and roast the potatoes in slow fire.

  4. These look sooooooo mouth watering. i think the ‘don’ts’ in your post are meant for me. Because I’m likely to do all the don’ts😊
    I have taken your advice and my days of experimenting with cooking are over. I quietly hand over the recipe to Sonu and one day I get it all cooked and perfect.
    Please do keep posting. You fill and fulfill many stomachs😊😊

    1. Ha ha ha….Parneet, I guess you don’t try cooking again. Leave that department to Sonu and you just enjoy your plate. By the way, how is microgreens farming going on… They are so so costly in the marketπŸ€”

      1. Microgreens are thriving. It is very easy to grow them. Maybe I’ll put something in my blog next week. How to grow them😊.
        But nothing can match the amazing stuff you cook. Nothing at allπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

      2. Sorry to say. but here I don’t agree with youπŸ™‚ I believe that growing microgreen and using them in our food is equally amazing as cooking good food .
        Don’t you think so…😊
        Post on microgreens would be wonderful!!

      1. Thank you very much for your concern Kamal. By God’s grace all is fine. Just got busy with lots of cookies orders. Three times regular cooking and orders, so hardly any time and energy for anything else. Tomorrow one cake delivery and then I will be free for a few days. I was missing you all and your posts, will come back soon.
        How are you and your husband doing? Hope all is well with health…

      2. Oh k good to know that Deeksha. Become a busy woman hope I too was in Bangalore would have ordered your awesome cookies. All going well with God’s grace and blessings dear. Happy cooking πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

      3. I love being busy Kamal. Work helps me think in the right direction. Now I am searching options for all India delivery also. Soon one pack of cookies will be at your doorstep πŸ˜ŠπŸ™‚
        Glad to know that you both are doing fine!!
        Have a wonderful day. Be safe and healthy.

      4. Wow that would be awesome Deeksha would love to eat cookies made by you. And it is so nice to keep yourself busy at all times. Yes all is well. We are planning to shift to Pune now have taken a home there so after doing up the house will move there. My son and daughter will stay in Mumbai. Take care and all the best β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

      5. That’s wonderful Kamal!!Shifting to a new city and in a new house is always thrilling! I have a few friends and relatives in Pune but never got a chance to visit there. Probably in near future ….

  5. Another tremendous recipe, everyone’s favorite recipe from children to the elderly, you have done a wonderful job in it. Very good recipe ma’am πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ™πŸŒ»πŸŽ†βš˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

  6. Potatoes are my favourite! And those roasted potatoes looks amazing. The pictures made my mouth salivate. I am definitely going to try making this at home.

  7. These seem very delicious Deeksha! I wanted to make something and was looking for new snacks. Good thing , I came across this. Anyway, how are you? I hadn’t heard from you in such a long time! 😊😊

  8. Are my comments not reaching dear? I left a few asking your β€œhaalchaal” but I guess they didn’t get through. Maybe this will. So, how are you Deeksha? It has been a long time since I heard from you.

    1. All comments are here Aarushi. I am just not active here ….was busy with orders and then arms pain came up. Will be active soon with post. Thank you very much for your concern πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜

  9. Dear Deeksha, You are very right! This dish becomes the family’s favorite!
    So simple to make. Simple food is the best.
    Thank you! Love it so much that I can eat it everyday.

    1. Sounds so good that you are fit!!!I I can imagine the difficulties of a punjabi trying to be in shape with so many sacrificesπŸ˜‰ abhi to khwab hi lo, varna saare balidaan vyarth ho jaayege πŸ˜‚

  10. Oh, I love the sound of this. They look so delicious. I’m definitely going to try this. So you’re saying one or two whistles on high flame will be enough to cook the potatoes?

    1. Thank you very much Sweta. Yesterday I had cooked these and used those tiny potatoes generally we buy for dum aaloo. They were done in one whistle only. Actually boiling differs in different brands of pressure cookers. So my suggestion is that once you try in small quantity, and you will get an idea!

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