Tandoori smashed potatoes. Take a detour from the classic smashed potatoes and make this spiced crispy bites tossed in tandoori paste. All you need to do is boil, smash and roast. The ‘crispy outside soft inside’ texture is to die for. These impressive appetizers are surprisingly easy to prepare and make for a delicious addition to your next holiday gathering.
No matter how creative you get in the kitchen, the good old potatoes always play a vital role in bringing you the most delicious sides and appetizers. Honestly, these humble veggies never lose its appeal in both deliciousness and aesthetics. Whether it’s roasted, mashed or smashed, they really make every holiday meal perfect.
Let’s go the easy way today, and make these tandoori smashed potatoes. Perhaps the easiest dish to make for a crowd, these are super crispy on the outside, and soft, melt-in-your-mouth on the inside to please your taste buds. They are also topped with a dollop of your favorite tandoori paste to add a classic Indian touch.
Tandoori Smashed Potatoes Recipe
Start with boiling the potatoes. Cook whole potatoes in a large pot of salted boiling water. Small potatoes work best in this recipe. Leave the skin intact and boil until they are tender.
Once they are cooled, transfer onto a baking sheet and smash. You can use a flat bottomed cup or ramekin to smash them perfectly. I like to make a small criss-cross on the potatoes to create the perfect smash.
At this stage, you can also spread a little tandoori paste on the potatoes. With the tandoori paste, you can use either homemade or store bought paste. If you prefer, use your favorite curry paste on the potatoes.
The final step of making these tandoori smashed potatoes is baking them until crispy. When baked, you’ll get a beautiful crispy outside texture and a soft inside. And that’s it! Perfect smashed potatoes with a tandoori twist!
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