Roasted Masala Potatoes – InstantPot

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This Roasted Masala Potatoes recipe is fast becoming a super favorite side dish in my family. Dinner time, snack time -any time is good time to dig into these delicious baby potatoes. Who doesn’t like bit of spicy, bit of salty addictive warm potatoes? And if they are super easy to make -even better right? Simply Da BEST !!

There are no fancy ingredients or difficult directions to follow. Just a good old recipe for delicious roasted masala potatoes!! In case you are wondering what is masala -it is Indian name for spices. Just like chai (tea) became main stream name, masala is fast becoming main stream name too. 

I often buy a bag of these cute baby potatoes at the Trader Joe’s and make this super yummy dish. They do not require peeling which is a major plus! Simply mix them up with oil, salt, pepper, and seasoning of your choice. You can  bake them in the oven or on stovetop. Or you can even make them in InstantPot. They’re a perfect side dish to practically anything and everything!
Roasted Masala Potatoes
The seasonings used to make these Roasted Masala Potatoes is a mix of Indian curry spices. What I did was just sprinkle an even layer of salt, pepper, and garam masala over the potatoes. If you want to get creative and add additional herbs/spices, go for it! I often make them with Italian Seasoning if we are eating pasta. Or toss in some Taco Seasoning when the mood calls for fiesta!

Baby potatoes are quick to cook and take only 20 minutes from prep to dinner. Just try to get smallest potatoes you can find so they cook evenly.

The best part of this Roasted Masala Potatoes recipe is that the potatoes are seasoned with a mix of dried herbs, loading them with superb flavor. The potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. If you are making them in InstantPot, you have to Sauté them first. It gives them that lovely golden crispy skin.

This is a restaurant worthy side dish, with hints of mint and spices that would go well with so many dishes. As chilly weather sets in, I make these potatoes for after school snack too. My kids love them in different seasoning and I love to surprise them often 🙂 Roasted Masala Potatoes is also a nice appetizer that can be served during parties or family dinners.
Roasted Masala Potatoes InstantPot
I browned the potatoes in the Instant Pot using the SAUTE feature. It works very well on tall walls of main insert – less oil sputtering on walls- less clean up. Add the potatoes in a single layer so they crisp up nicely. If you are doing it on stovetop, pan-fry the potatoes in a skillet and cook covered after that.

Ingredients :
2 pounds small potatoes, about 10 potatoes
1 teaspoon garam masala or curry powder
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
1 teaspoon kosher or pink salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup water (Only if using InstantPot Method)

InstantPot Directions:
Wash and clean the potatoes and pat dry well. Using a fork, pierce the middle of each potato few times.

In a small bowl, combine all seasoning together.
PRESS the SAUTE mode button on the Instant Pot. When HOT appears on the display, add oil and rotate the main insert slightly so oil coats the bottom of the pot well.
Add potatoes in batches and arrange in a single layer.
Let them roast in the pot for 3-4 minutes. When they are browned at bottom, roll them upside down , making sure the potatoes are lightly brown and crispy on all sides. Total about 6-8 minutes.
Toss in herb seasonings. Make sure it coats the potatoes well. Transfer the potatoes in steamer basket. Add water in main insert. Place the steamer basket in the main pot.
Press KEEP WARM/CANCEL button. Close and lock the lid, set floating valve on SEALING. Press the manual button, cooking time to 6 minutes.
Once done, use quick release by pressing CANCEL and then turning the steam floating valve on the lid to VENTING position.
Open lid and transfer potatoes to serving platter. Serve hot.


Stove Top Directions :
Heat oil in the pan on medium high heat. I prefer to use Cast Iron Skillet which gives it nice color to the roast. Now add potatoes and cover and cook on medium  heat for 10-12 minutes. Rotate them in between so they brown up all around. Remove the lid. Toss in seasoning. Make sure it coats well. Cook for another 3 mins. Pierce the fork in the middle of the couple of potatoes. If it goes smoothly and feels tender they are done! Transfer potatoes to serving platter. Serve hot.
Roasted Masala Potatoes InstantPot
Oven Directions:
Combine the oil and seasoning together. Toss it over washed potatoes very well. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put in preheated oven at 375 F. Check and rotate the potatoes every 15 mins so they crisp up well. Potatoes should be done in 45 mins or so. Pierce the fork in the middle of the couple of potatoes. If it goes smoothly and feels tender they are done! Transfer potatoes to serving platter. Serve hot.
Roasted Masala Potatoes InstantPot
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Roasted Masala Potatoes-InstantPot


Author Prajakta @ ProfusionCurry

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds small potatoes about 10 potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala or curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or pink salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water Only if using InstantPot Method

Instructions

InstantPot Directions:

  1. Wash and clean the potatoes and pat dry well. Using a fork, pierce the middle of each potato few times.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all seasoning together.
  3. PRESS the SAUTE mode button on the Instant Pot. When HOT appears on the display, add oil and rotate the main insert slightly so oil coats the bottom of the pot well.
  4. Add potatoes in batches and arrange in a single layer.
  5. Let them roast in the pot for 3-4 minutes. When they are browned at bottom, roll them upside down , making sure the potatoes are lightly brown and crispy on all sides. Total about 6-8 minutes.
  6. Toss in herb seasonings. Make sure it coats the potatoes well. Transfer the potatoes in steamer basket. Add water in main insert. Place the steamer basket in the main pot.
  7. Press KEEP WARM/CANCEL button. Close and lock the lid, set floating valve on SEALING. Press the manual button, cooking time to 6 minutes.
  8. Once done, use quick release by pressing CANCEL and then turning the steam floating valve on the lid to VENTING position.
  9. Open lid and transfer potatoes to serving platter. Serve hot.

Stove Top Directions :

  1. Heat oil in the pan on medium high heat. I prefer to use Cast Iron Skillet which gives it nice color to the roast. Now add potatoes and cover and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes. Rotate them in between so they brown up all around. Remove the lid. Toss in seasoning. Make sure it coats well. Cook for another 3 mins. Pierce the fork in the middle of the couple of potatoes. If it goes smoothly and feels tender they are done! Transfer potatoes to serving platter. Serve hot.

Oven Directions:

  1. Combine the oil and seasoning together. Toss it over washed potatoes very well. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put in preheated oven at 375 F. Check and rotate the potatoes every 15 mins so they crisp up well. Potatoes should be done in 45 mins or so. Pierce the fork in the middle of the couple of potatoes. If it goes smoothly and feels tender they are done! Transfer potatoes to serving platter. Serve hot.

We have some healthy after school snack recipes on the blog. In case your hungry warriors need variety and different dishes to munch on when they get back from school, check out these ideas. Healthy, nourishing and easy recipes might just win them over !!

Roasted Masala Potatoes InstantPot

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