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This version of roasted potatoes is a favorite in my household. It is highly relished because, potatoes are cut into small cubes and roast...

Roasted Box Potatoes

This version of roasted potatoes is a favorite in my household. It is highly relished because, potatoes are cut into small cubes and roasted so that each mini box gets toasted well. It is awesome with some rice and any gravy like sambar, thogayal, vathal kozhambu, any subzi or any other kind of food . I always make it for dinner, because thats what my Amma used to do. It is easier to prepare because I do not have to boil the potatoes before roasting it. I opt for using a vegetable chopper to get uniform cubes,  which helps in cooking and roasting evenly. For dinner, I made the roasted box potatoes and they were all consumed.


Vegetable chopper with small cube setting 
Measuring spoon
Frying Pan With Lid


Potato - 2 pounds cut into mini cubes
Oil - 4 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies - 4 
Cilantro- 2 tbsp chopped for garnish


1. Rinse the chopped potatoes under running cold water. Drain well and add 2 tbsp of oil and coast it well. 

2. Heat the frying pan with the remaining oil. Add asafetida, mustard seeds, dry chillies and allow for the mustard seeds to pop. Add turmeric powder and then toss in the potatoes. Mix well and cover with a lid and cook on medium high. 

3. Every few minutes, give the potatoes a toss and then add salt when they are half cooked. Cover and roast them. Make sure to scrape the pan to collect all the roasted potatoes. When you feel that it has toasted enough, garnish with cilantro and serve it hot from the stove.


  1. Delicious potato curry Srimathi. My aunt used to make like this.

  2. Super yummy and tempting one !!

  3. Wow!! love the name 'box' to this recipe!! very attractive for the kiddos too!!

  4. That's beautifully roasted..my co sister had made something similar during my recent trip...was awed by the tiny cubes she had cut them into...

  5. Wow ! Who will say no to potatoes.... Love the clicks and the name as well...

  6. love it....
    looks perfect and very tempting sri :)

  7. looks yummy.. my cousin used to say it as you said ( box curry ), I love making this always

  8. How i would love to have this roasted potatoes with some curd rice..Yummo,am drooling here.

  9. Wow! very yummy. Veggies are evenly cubed. Can you let me know what brand of chopper you used for this?

    1. Thank you all for the nice comments.

      Priya, I ate it with curd rice too.

      MB, I use the chopper in the link below. It is awesome to cut most veggies. I have had it for many years. So buy yourself one.

  10. Sri,I can almost get aroma of it here and those roasted brown goodness loaded on top of the potatoes makes it even better.. phew! U are tempting me :)