Potato Pitali Podi Roast - Roasted Potato using South Indian Seasoning Mix


 I love potato and when i came across this recipe with a unique seasoning mix "Pitali Podi" in Viji Varadharan's Samayal i had to try it and the result was yummy:). 


Pitali Podi  ( Modified recipe)

Coriander Seeds - 3 tbsp
Chana dal - 1 tbsp
Red Chilies - 4
Hing Powder - 1 marbled size piece
Dry Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1/2 tsp

  1. Heat oil and roast the hing and crush into small pieces.
  2. Roast each other ingredient individually to golden color.
  3. Blend into coarse powder  and store in air tight container.

Potatoes - 5 medium sized , yukon gold
Onion - 1 medium sized , chopped fine
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Hing -  1/4 tsp
Pitlai Podi - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves a few
Oil - 4 tbsp
Salt to taste


  1. Peel  the potato , dice each into 6 pieces.
  2. Boil with salt and turmeric till fork tender and drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil and pop mustard and add hing, curry  leaves and urad dal.
  4. When dal turns golden add onion and cook till onion turns translucent.
  5. Add turmeric , potatoes and cook  for a minute.
  6. Spread the pitlai podi alll over the potato and mix well light handedly.
  7. Cook till the potatoes are roasted to your liking.
  8. Serve as a side to rice or with roti.

31 comments:

  1. Just need some rotis to polish it off ~ looks so very delicious!
    US Masala

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  2. Delicious and drool worthy..tempting me a lot.

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  3. Wow...tats a spicy roast...love all the flavors in it...want to try this pitalai podi roast:) very inviting...

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  4. Very flavourful recipe and we make a similar with raw banana

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  5. I am in a pool of drool over this, Nisha! Looks FABULOUS!

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  6. Already craving for it after looking at it. Roast looks delicious.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Loved the podi, bookmarked. Perfect with steamy rice and sambar :):)

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  8. Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks inviting. thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  9. Love anything potato... urs look so inviting dear... Would be great with curd rice...

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  10. A very classic roast! Tastes great with rice...

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  11. Aromatic and yummy potato fry.

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  12. Even i cook the same way:) yummy!!1

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  13. Even I love potato n its a treat for potato lovers..yummy!!

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  14. hey nice post...very simple....

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  15. Omg, mouthwatering here, real feast to potato lovers like me...

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  16. Makes me drool,wonderful dish ..loved the ingredients.

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  17. potato roast are my fav looks nice!

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  18. o,,,mouth watering.....i need to try today itself...looks very yummy....

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  19. Nice roasted yummy curry, luv it with sambar rice

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  20. Am ready to empty up d whole with hot n spicy rasam rice...:P

    Tasty Appetite
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  21. love it dear...
    looks delicious and very tempting :)

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  22. I made something similar 2 days ago and it was a super hit .. looks good Nisha.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  24. That is the finest looking potato roast! Major Drools!

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  25. Perfect and evergreen accompaniment for rice! Love it!

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