Oven roasted potatoes with Indian spices

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This dish was born when I decided to make a side for the lamb chops.

The method is as simple as it gets. Quarter the potatoes. Spread them on a baking sheet or an oven proof dish. Add an onion cut into thick slices. I used a cast iron pizza stone to bake these . Then crush some dried red pepper, black pepper, coriander seeds, cumin seeds ( not too much cumin seeds ) and sprinkle on the potatoes. Sprinkle salt drizzle some olive oil and bake in a preheated oven till the potatoes are done. Just before serving, sprinkle some coriander leaves.

I also added some thin sliced tomatoes along the sides of the baking dish for some oven roasted tomatoes. They wer absolutely delicious and this was a no brainer dish.

12 responses »

  1. Isn’t it Manisha? Btw what is happening with the mountain lion situation? I decided to walk to the grocery store yesterday, and when I reached a lonely spot, the lion story came to my mind.

    RP, honestly I have no idea.. I think it must have been 350 or 400 degrees.

  2. Gini, there haven’t been any more mountain lion sightings. I missed the city meeting so I don’t know what happened. However the problem is multi-fold. Colorado, as I mentioned, issues hunting licences for mountain lions. However, Boulder said they will not allow any hunting and so the mountain lion population has grown. Mountain lions are quite territorial so there isn’t much space left for them to share. Also, there is plenty of prey around us esp in the Open Space behind my home and in the Davidson Mesa (OMG! It is so beautiful! You are looking straight at the foothills and the snow-covered peaks behind them). When we ‘trained’ for the BolderBoulder 10K, we walked in the Open Space behind our home. Five deer went prancing by us. My daughter was thrilled. My husband and I had the same thought: are the cougars close by?!

    It’s unnerving that they have started attacking humans. Usually they stay away but the close proximity must be making them behave out of character for them, too.

    I am not sure where you live but you can check out local resources to see if you are in mountain lion habitat. The likelihood of being attacked by a cougar is very low. You are more likely to be struck by lightning. However, when the sightings are right in your backyard, so to speak, you just wonder whether that rustle in the brush was the wind or…

    An even more exciting thing happened yesterday – I hope to blog about it soon!

    RP, when I make twice baked potatoes, I usually bake them at 400F. But those are whole russet potatoes. I’d guess 350 – 375F would be the right temperature to roast these to the beautiful shade in Gini’s picture.

  3. Vaishali, let me know if you do try it.

    Manisha, I dont think there are any mountain lions near where I live. So what is the other exciting this you did? And thanks for replying to RP. I am impressed that your daughter did the entire 10 K. We love to walk too but it happens so infrequently these days that our bodies ache after these occasional walks. Hope to be doing more this summer.

  4. Gini, the excitement continues. I am still struggling with coming to terms with what happened. In the interim, I’ve been busy with last few days of school and my daughter’s birthday today, which we celebrated with a backyard campout yesterday. I hope to post again about this soon!

  5. Manisha, I very much enjoyed your narration of the kids’ sleepover. Summer break will be here soon or is it here yet? I so enjoy reading about all this fun. Keep it coming!

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