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Spicy Baby Potato Roast (Instant Pot / Stove Top)

South Indian style recipe for Spicy Baby Potato Roast / Chitti Bangaladumpa Vepudu (Instant Pot / Stove Top)
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Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:2 mins   CookTime:Given Below   Cuisine:Indian


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First things first! This recipe is NOT SUITABLE for kids. And is well received & relished ONLY by those who like to eat SPICY food. Its better to avoid serving such food items to people with low spice acceptance level. And there is a special South Indian Spice Mix / Vepudu Karam Podi, that I used, which wins the game here.

Spicy Baby Potato Roast (instant pot / stove top)

As we are using baby potatoes, it doesn’t take much time to boil them because they are very tender. And the skin is very thin & delicate, there’s no need for peeling, just use them as is.

Replacement for ‘Spice Mix’ used:

Authentic South Indian taste for this recipe, lies in the spice mix used. But the nearest replacements would be Sambar Powder or South Indian Curry Powder.

How to serve, ‘Spicy Baby Potato Roast’:

This Spicy Baby Potato Roast makes an excellent side in any of the meal platters / thali which I shared previously. Mainly it goes well as a crunchy side along with any soup / pulusu. Or else, eliminate the paprika / red chilli powder used, and serve it as a starter / appetiser.

Health Benefits:

Potatoes are high in carbs. The spice mix has lots of health benefits which I mentioned in detail here>>> Health Benefits of Spice Mix for Roasted Veg / Vepudu Karam Podi

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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Ingredients:

Ingredients for Tempering:

  • Cooking Oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Jeera / Cumin Seeds – ¼ teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds / Aavaalu – ½ teaspoon
  • Dry Red Chillies – 2 (optional)
  • Curry Leaves – 10 (optional)

Special Ingredients:

Spicy Baby Potato Roast (instant pot / stove top)

Step Wise Pics Procedure for ‘Spicy Baby Potato Roast (Instant Pot / Stove Top)’:

STOVE-TOP METHOD(time:15mins)

Take the washed potatoes into a sauce pan, fill with water until they are dipped.Put on stove-top under high flame, boil until they soften (takes10 mins).
Put a frying pan on stove-top under medium flame. Add all the ‘Ingredients for Tempering’, fry them until they splutter.Cut each potato into half, transfer them into the pan. Season with salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder & spice mix.
Mix up everything thoroughly, such that the seasonings coat well on the potato pieces.
Spicy Baby Potato Roast (instant pot / stove top)
Switch off the gadget, transfer the dish onto a serving tray. Done!!

INSTANT POT METHOD(time:8 mins)

Pour 2 cups of water into the inner pot. Place all the washed potatoes into a steel vessel and put the vessel on the steel stand that fits in the Instant pot vessel.Close the IP lid & valve.Set to PRESSURE COOK mode, for 5 min under HIGH PRESSURE.
Release the pressure either naturally (NPR) or quickly (QPR).Empty the Inner pot.Set to SAUTE mode for 3 mins, add ‘Ingredients for tempering’, saute them.Transfer all the potato halves,salt,turmeric powder,red chilli powder,spice mix.
Spicy Baby Potato Roast (instant pot / stove top)
Mix up everything thoroughly, such that the seasonings coat well on the potato pieces.
Spicy Baby Potato Roast (instant pot / stove top)
Switch off the gadget, transfer the dish onto a serving tray. Done!!

Tips:

  • Adjust the salt & spice as per your taste.
  • Alternatively, you can use Sambar Powder / Curry Powder, in case you do not have time to prepare the, Spice Mix for Roasted Veg / Vepudu Karam Podi.
  • But, the whole of the dish gets the authentic aroma & taste just with the, special  Spice Mix for Roasted Veg / Vepudu Karam Podi.
  • If you already have the potatoes boiled, the whole dish would be complete within 3 mins.
  • Since, these are baby potatoes, 5 mins of pressure cooking in IP is good enough.

Result:

  • Expect the dish, to be spicy enough. Hence, this would not be suitable for young children.
  • We had this, Spicy Baby Potato Roast (Instant Pot / Stove Top), as a side along with steamed white rice and Pappu Pulusu / Indian Spicy Lentil Soup.
  • The flavour is mainly just because of the special spice mix, especially with the saunf / fennel used in it.
  • You wouldn’t believe, how much the curry leaves gave that extra aroma. Try to add a handful if you have them in hand.
Spicy Baby Potato Roast (instant pot / stove top)

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Spicy Baby Potato Roast (Instant Pot / Stove top)

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Spicy Baby Potato Roast (Instant Pot / Stove Top) Vegan, Gluten free item made in South Indian style, suitable as appetiser,side dish,starter or snack.
Prep Time 2 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • Sauce Pan / Vessel (for stove-top method)
  • Frying pan (for stove-top method)
  • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker (for IP method)

Ingredients
  

  • 12 count Baby Potatoes / Chitti Bangaladumpa
  • 3 teaspoon Spice Mix for Roasted Veg / Vepudu Karam Podi
  • 2 teaspoons Salt (or as per taste)
  • teaspoons Red Chilli Powder / Paprika (or as per taste)
  • ½ teaspoons Turmeric Powder

Ingredients for Tempering:

  • 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Jeera / Cumin Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard Seeds / Aavaalu
  • 2 count Dry Red Chillies (optional)
  • 10 count Curry Leaves (optional)

Instructions
 

STOVE-TOP METHOD(time:15 mins)

  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly. Take the washed potatoes into a sauce pan, fill with water until they are dipped.
    Put on stove-top under high flame, boil until they soften (takes 10 mins).
  • Put a frying pan on stove-top under medium flame.
    Add all the ‘Ingredients for Tempering’, fry them until they splutter.
    Cut each potato into half, transfer them into the pan and season with salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder & spice mix.
  • Mix up everything thoroughly, such that the seasonings coat well on the potato pieces.
    Switch off the gadget, transfer the dish onto a serving tray. Done!!

INSTANT POT METHOD(time:8 mins)

  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly. Pour 2 cups of water into the inner pot.
    Place all the potatoes into a steel vessel and put the vessel on the steel stand that fits in the Instant pot vessel.
    Close the IP lid & valve.Set to PRESSURE COOK mode, for 5 min under HIGH PRESSURE.
  • Release the pressure either naturally (NPR) or quickly (QPR).Either is fine.
    Take the potatoes out, cut each into 2 pieces. Empty the water from the Inner pot.
    Start the IP again, Set to SAUTE mode, for 3 mins.
  • Mix up everything thoroughly, such that the seasonings coat well on the potato pieces.
    Switch off the gadget, transfer the dish onto a serving tray. Done!!
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