Garam Masala Potatoes and Onions. Masaledar Aloo Pyaaz. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe

Garam Masala Potatoes

These are the easiest and deliciousest ever potatoes. Some good freshly ground garam masala, salt, ginger, garlic and onions. Yum!

To get the best out of Garam masala spice blend, get some made with whole spices from an Indian store with whole cumin, corinader, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper and more. You can also make your own, but store the larger quantity in whole spices. Lightly roast a small portion and then grind it and keep to use within a month or two. You can add the Garam masala to any indian vegetable stir fry, or to a gravy, curry or lentil dal soups, bean stews, or sprinkle some on baked potatoes or roasted cauliflower, add to bean burger patties, or use to marinate tempeh or seitan. The possibilities are endless.

You know what else you could do with these potatoes.. Make a Grilled Sandwich! 
Masala Potatoes, Daiya pepper jack, grilled up in Cauliflower Bread.  nuff said.

More awesomeness this week! See me featured in Vegan Food Magazine’s First Issue, featured along with Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Fran Costigan . I mean gosh. I am jumping in my shoes here.

Grab the beautiful magazine for free here, with 40 recipes, 4 of which are my recipes,  including these Smoky Lentil and Sweet Potato Tacos pictured below. 

This week, some of my favorite bloggers are talking about my Indian Sweets Ebook and also giving away some copies. Find the schedule here

Going to make some lentil dal and rice and recuperate from another root canal tonight. Ttyl. 

Heat the oil, add garlic, ginger and chili. Cook for 2-3 minutes. . 

Add red onions and cook for another 5-7 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the garam masala and mix well. 

Add the potatoes and salt and mix well. 

Cook covered on low-medium heat until potatoes are tender. Serve hot. 

Garam Masala Potatoes and Onions. Masaledar Aloo Pyaaz
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, nut, yeast, gluten, grain.

Ingredients: Serves 2
2 teaspoons oil
4-5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
a half inch of ginger, chopped
1 Serrano pepper, finely chopped or to taste
1/2 medium red onion, sliced or chopped
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp garam masala spice blend, less or more to taste (I use a whole blend like this one. grind and store a small quantity at a time)
3 medium potatoes, cubed small
2/3 tsp salt or to taste

In a pan, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the ginger, garlic and Serrano chili pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the red onions and cook until translucent. 5-7 minutes. Add the cumin powder and garam masala. Mix well. Add potatoes and salt. Mix well and cook on low-medium heat until potatoes are cooked. 10-15 minutes.
Serve hot topped with cilantro, with flat breads, Naan, Dahl or in a sandwich. 

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  1. says

    you are so amazing! i love that you not only show these delicious potatoes, but also a variation of them in a grilled cheese! you are truly an artist and these look scrumptious!

  2. says

    Your recipe has come to the rescue again! I over-purchased potatoes and that just weren’t calling to me; nothing sounded really good and I feared they would go bad. What a perfectly spiced save you’ve shared here!

  3. says

    I saw your interview and recipes in the magazine…yumza! And yay for you for being a dog foster parent…you are an unsung hero.Happy Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! :)
    Thanks for this recipe…I’d love them steamy hot on warm bread, all spicy and spirit-warming. Cheers!

  4. says

    This is my ideal Indian potato dish, love the chunky potatoes & red onions with not too many ingredients involved, but just a flavorful spice blend. Love the idea in a sandwich – it reminds me of an Indian potato salad sandwich 😉 And congratulations with the feature on Vegan Food Magazine – looks fantastic!

  5. says

    Oh my goodness, I could definitely go for some of this comforting carby goodness! I love how simple this is yet it’s bursting with garam masala flavor. Congrats on the magazine feature! That is so awesome! I forgot that this magazine was coming out. I’ll have to check it out!

  6. Paula says

    Hi Richa!
    I am looking for a recipe that has sweet potatoes as the main ingredient . I thought I could maybe try this recipe and use the sweet potato instead. They take more time to cook than the other kind of potatoes, don’t they?

    • says

      you can make this with sweet potatoes. They will take similar amount of time to cook. You can check at 20 minutes, they should be getting quite tender at that point.

  7. Linda says

    This was delicious. I even made the garam masala from the supplied link… the first homemade garam masala recipe that I’ve liked. I follow you on Facebook, and although I’ve seen tons of recipes that look yummy, this is the first one I’ve tried. 2 thumbs up, from DH and me. I will definitely be trying more of your recipes!


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