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Tandoori Aloo Recipe

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Tandoori Aloo

These satisfying and moist potatoes are thickly crusted with a yogurt-based masala.


  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped mint or cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1/2 tsp black cumin seeds (shah jeera)
  • 1 black cardamom, seeds only (moti elaichi)
  • 1-2 blades of mace (javitri)
  • 4-5 peppercorns (sabut kali mirch)


  • ½ cup thick yogurt -hang in a muslin
  • cloth for 30 minutes
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • ¼  tsp orange tandoori colour or turmeric powder
  • oil or melted butter, to baste chaat masala, to sprinkle


  • Boil the potatoes in salted water till just tender cool and peel. Scrape the surface gently with a fork to create ridges which will hold the marinade.
  • Cut each potato into half lengthwise. Scoop out the center, leaving a thick border. Mash the scooped potatoes and add cheese, mint or cilantro, salt, and pepper to taste. Fill the potatoes with this filling.
  • Grind or crush the ingredients for the spice blend to make a coarse powder.
  • Mix the ingredients for the coating paste in a bowl; stir in the spice blend.
  • With a spoon apply the coating paste on the potatoes, leaving the center portion with the filling.
  • Grill the potatoes in a medium-hot oven, for 8-10 minutes, or till they get slightly dry. Baste with oil or butter and grill for 5 more minutes till the coating turns absolutely dry and the potatoes get browned at some places. Sprinkle with chaat masala or lemon juice. Serve hot.

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