Tandoori Aloo (Tandoori Potatoes) Air Fryer + oven instructions
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 Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
12 Medium Boiled Potatoes - quartered
3 Tbsp Oil or Cooking Spray - for air-frying the potatoes
1 Tbsp Salt
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:
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).
Pulse the spices for a minute to make sure ajwain (carrom seeds) are powdered.
Marinate the Potatoes:
In a large bowl, add all the marination ingredients (yogurt, ginger+garlic paste, lemon juice, oil and food color).
Now add the roasted spices and whisk everything to a smooth mix.
Add the boiled quartered potatoes and mix everything using a fork (make sure to coat each potato).
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:
Place a foil on the bottom of the air-fryer basket.
Remove the marinated potatoes from the fridge, add salt and mix using a fork.
Transfer the potatoes to the foiled air fryer basket (you can do this in batches of 2).
Spray cooking oil and air fry on 320 for 15 minutes. ( you can stop in between and turn the potatoes a little).
After 15 minutes, the potatoes are cooked and some might be slightly charred but that's okay.
Transfer the air fried batch to serving plate and add the remaining batch to cook in air-fryer.
After 15 minutes, remove the other batch too and transfer to a serving plate.
Oven-Baked Tandoori Aloo:
Line the baking tray with foil and spray evenly with oil.
Remove the marinated potatoes from the fridge and place them with some gap on the lined baking tray.
Bake for 15 mins.
After 15 mins, set the oven to medium broiler setting.
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).
Remove the broiled potatoes from the oven.
Serving the Tandoori Aloo:
Place the tandoori aloo / tandoori potatoes in a large bowl.