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{Masala} Smashed Fingerling Potatoes
Prep Time: 40 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins

Masala Smashed Fingerling Potatoes

Course: Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Masala Smashed Fingerling Potatoes
Servings: 8 servings as a side
Calories: 171 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 3 votes
  • 3 pounds fingerling potatoes boiled and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons high heat oil such as safflower or canola
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
To Prepare:
  1. Place cleaned potatoes in a large pot with a generous scoop of kosher salt.
  2. Cover with water by a couple of inches and bring to boil. Once boiling, slightly lower light and boil for 30 minutes until tender but not falling apart. Remove to a baking sheet and let cool completely. This is ideally done the day before or early in the morning on the day of cooking to save time and because the potatoes will be much easier to work with if completely cooled.
  3. Mix oil and spices in a small bowl (big enough to fit one or two potatoes.
To Cook:
  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Line two baking sheets (I used one large and one small) with tinfoil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Roll each potato in the spice mixture until well coated and set aside on baking sheet. I highly recommend using disposable gloves if you do not want your hands and/or fingernails (manicure!) to turn yellow from the turmeric.
  2. Use a dough scraper, (I used one like this), the back of your chefs knife or another flat surface to smash each potato, spreading them out on the baking sheets so they have a nice amount of space from each other. If there is any spice mixture left, rub it on the smashed potatoes.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, gently flip each potato and rotate the trays. Bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes until crispy.
  4. Serve hot and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
{Masala} Smashed Fingerling Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 447mg19%
Potassium 751mg21%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 33.7mg41%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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