Tandoori Aloo (Tandoori Potatoes) Air Fryer + oven instructions

Tandoori Aloo (Tandoori Potatoes): melt in your mouth tandoori aloo / tandoori potatoes made using yogurt, Indian tandoori spices, and potatoes in an air fryer and oven. 

Tandoori Aloo (Air Fryer Tandoori Potatoes)

Tandoori Aloo, also known as Tandoori Potatoes is my favorite spring-summer recipe for weekend brunches or even parties/potluck.

Before we get into the details of the recipe, lets discuss:

What is Tandoori Aloo?

It’s nothing but potatoes marinated in a spicy yogurt+Indian herb-spice mix and then cooked in a large Indian clay pot tandoor or oven.

Extremely Popular Indian recipe and is one of the gems of Traditional Indian cooking.

Ingredients for Tandoori Aloo (Tandoori Potatoes):

  • Potatoes (aloo) – I use russett but you can use any white/yellow potatoes.
  • Tandoori Masala
  • Yogurt
  • Indian Spice Mix
  • Lemon Juice

tandoori aloo potatoes recipe

How to Make  Tandoori Aloo / Tandoori Potatoes at Home:

Now, as most of us donot have a tandoor at home (clay pot oven), there are various different ways you can make this recipe at home. You can:

Make them in an Air Fryer (like we are doing today)

Make them in a regular kitchen oven

Make them on Stovetop (yep, its quite possible).

step by step how to make tandoori aloo

Ingredient for Tandoori Aloo

As I had mentioned above, today we are cooking the aloo / potatoes in my most favorite kitchen gadget ‘Air Fryer’.

Benefits of Cooking the Aloo in Air Fryer:

The Biggest Benefit is Convenience. No preheating the oven and no heavy gadget involved.

Less cooking time and the air fryer technology makes them evenly golden brown + crisp on the outside.

Minimal oil usage

You can freely open the air fryer basket to keep checking the process 

Process to make Tandoori Potatoes

Process to make Tandoori Potatoes

Important Tips while Making Tandoori Aloo Recipe:

As easy the dish sound, there is one catch, you need the proper mix of herbs+spices to guarantee that delicious recipe everytime.

You can use any kind of boiled potatoes.

You Need to / Only use Thick or Greek Yogurt. you do not want any watery paste.

Never and I repeat Never mix salt during Marination! (salt releases water hence if used in marination, will make the mix watery even before you start roasting these).

Never over-crowd the baking pan/air fryer basket or even the pan if roasting on the stovetop.

Always dry roast the spices to remove that raw flavor and add smokiness to the dish.

tandoori aloo recipe

Serving the Tandoori Potatoes:

Once the potatoes are ready, always serve them immediately for that perfect crispy on the outside and melting potatoes in every bite. I usually serve it with:

Dhaniya Chutney | Indian Cilantro Coriander ChutneyIndian Cilantro Green Chutney Recipe (Keto / Vegan/ GF): Perfect for Samosa, Dosa, Sandwich, Tandoori Food or just anything #greenchutney #indianfood #ketorecipe #cilantrochutney #greenchutney


Chat Masala – optional and can be sprinkled on top. This adds a tangy flavor

Fresh Lemon Wedges – nothing compares to fresh lemon juice on savory Indian snacks.

Fresh Cilantro – it’s the default on every savory Indian dish 😉

How to make tandoori aloo or tandoori potatoes

So, this weekend or for your upcoming party/potluck, try this Tandoori Aloo recipe and surprise everyone.

It’s also a great recipe to serve with drinks or for tea parties too.

I usually make a big batch and save some for later use. That’s the other benefit of Air-Fryer recipes that you can quickly heat them to their original taste.

The recipe can stay in the fridge for up to 2 days. I would not suggest keeping it for longer as it contains dairy.

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You can Also Try these Tandoori Recipes: 

Tandoori Fish Tacos (Indian Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe)

Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe in Oven and Air Fryer

Tandoori Fish Tikka (Made in Oven)


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Tandoori Aloo (Tandoori Potatoes) Air Fryer + oven instructions

tandoori fish recipe in oven and air fryer

Tandoori Aloo (Tandoori Potatoes): melt in your mouth tandoori aloo / tandoori potatoes made using yogurt, spices, and potatoes in an air fryer or oven.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 12 Medium Boiled Potatoes - quartered
  • 3 Tbsp Oil or Cooking Spray - for air-frying the potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Salt

For Marination

  • 1.5 Cups Yogurt - thick or greek
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 4 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Red Food Coloring
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil - for Marination

Spices for Marination:

  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp Red Chili Powder - use a mild one
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Dry Mango Powder (Optional)
  • 1/4 Tsp Ajwain - carom seeds


Dry Roast the Spices:

  1. Heat a small pan and dry roast the spices for a minute over low flame. (this removes any rawness from the spice and gives it a smokey flavor).
  2. Pulse the spices for a minute to make sure ajwain (carrom seeds) are powdered.

Marinate the Potatoes:

  1. In a large bowl, add all the marination ingredients (yogurt, ginger+garlic paste, lemon juice, oil and food color).
  2. Now add the roasted spices and whisk everything to a smooth mix.
  3. Add the boiled quartered potatoes and mix everything using a fork (make sure to coat each potato).
  4. Cover the bowl with a plate or cling wrap and keep in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes to 4hrs. (this helps marinate properly).

Making in Air Fryer Tandoori Aloo:

  1. Place a foil on the bottom of the air-fryer basket.
  2. Remove the marinated potatoes from the fridge, add salt and mix using a fork.
  3. Transfer the potatoes to the foiled air fryer basket (you can do this in batches of 2).
  4. Spray cooking oil and air fry on 320 for 15 minutes. ( you can stop in between and turn the potatoes a little).
  5. After 15 minutes, the potatoes are cooked and some might be slightly charred but that's okay.
  6. Transfer the air fried batch to serving plate and add the remaining batch to cook in air-fryer.
  7. After 15 minutes, remove the other batch too and transfer to a serving plate.

Oven-Baked Tandoori Aloo:

  1. Line the baking tray with foil and spray evenly with oil.
  2. Remove the marinated potatoes from the fridge and place them with some gap on the lined baking tray.
  3. Bake for 15 mins.
  4. After 15 mins, set the oven to medium broiler setting.
  5. Place the cooked potatoes on the top rack of the oven and broil for 3-5 mins or till you achieve the desired charred look. (Please keep an eye as every oven is different and too much broil will burn the dish).
  6. Remove the broiled potatoes from the oven.

Serving the Tandoori Aloo:

  1. Place the tandoori aloo / tandoori potatoes in a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle some Indian Cilantro chutney / Dhaniya Chutney on top.
  3. Squeeze some lemon juice and sprinkle some chat masala (optional).
  4. Serve fresh and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 524mgCarbohydrates: 105gFiber: 11gSugar: 13gProtein: 14g

2 Replies to "Tandoori Aloo (Tandoori Potatoes) Air Fryer + oven instructions"

  • Anurima March 29, 2019 (9:46 pm)

    I just got an air fryer and was looking for simple recipe. Just found this, looks so delicious and trying this Saturday.

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