Sunday, March 6, 2016

Tandoori Potatoes (in microwave)

     Potatoes are always find place in all parties and this particular recipe for Tandoori Potatoes or Aloo Tikka is a wonderful starter for a party or snack for any occasion and can be had as an accompaniment to any meal. I made this delicious Tandoori Potatoes in microwave today, so it's like Cherry on top!!!
     Baby potatoes ,cooked with a special dry-red chili based masala paste, kasoori methi(dry fenugreek leaves) and hint of fresh cream...hum, I know you are all ready craving for this. Combination of these all  magical ingredients, results in a flavorful treat that taunts the taste buds with its spicy, tangy and creamy hues. Cooking it for the right duration and using the right methods in the microwave oven gives the Tandoori Potatoes a rich aroma, as if cooked in an authentic tandoor.. Strikingly, all it takes is less than 20-25 minutes to prepare this delicacy from start to end! Can't believe it?? Try it now.
    My entry for #foodiemonday #bloghop challenge #microwavecooking. Let's celebrate #foodiemonday today with all super easy and modern #microwavecooking challenge today.

1 cup washed and peeled Baby potatoes
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon Tandoori or Tikka masala( adjust according to your taste)
1 tablespoon Whipping-cream or fresh cream or Milk (I personally prefer whipping-cream)
1/4 teaspoon dried Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
Salt to taste
For Smooth Paste:
2-3 Dry Kashmiri red chilies (If your chilies are too spicy, use just1-2)
1 tablespoon chopped Garlic
1/2 tablespoon chopped Ginger
2 teaspoon Dhana-Jeeru powder(coriander-cumin seeds' powder)
1/4 cup Water
* First, grind all the smooth paste ingredients in a grinder and make smooth paste.
 * Keep paste aside.
* Peel the baby potatoes and wash them.
* Prick them with the fork evenly all over.
* Place them into microwave safe bowl or dish and cook for 2-3 minutes or till they are partially cooked. ( time is totally depend up to potato's size)
* Keep them aside.
* In another microwave safe bowl, heat the oil on high for 30 seconds.
* Add the prepared smooth paste, mix well and microwave on high for another 1 minute.

* Add partially cooked potatoes, whipping-cream, kasuri methi, tandoori or tikka masala and salt, mix all well.
* Microwave on high for another 2 minutes.
*If potatoes are not fully cooked than microwave them again for 1 minutes or they get cooked fully.

* Squeeze some lemon juice and serve.(optional)
* Serve it with mint chutney.
I know, it smells so amazing that you can't resist to have it once it is made...
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