Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes


Oven roasted potatoes flavored with crushed garlic, oregano, rosemary, paprika and salt.

oven roasted potatoes flavored with garlic and herbs

oven roasted potatoes flavored with garlic and herbs

Who doesn't love potatoes? Did you just say "Yes"? Then I suggest you pack your bags and head over to Bangalore so that I can serve you a plate of this delicious Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes that I cannot get enough of.

That humble little golden tuber tastes so great irrespective of how it is cooked - boiled, roasted or fried. Especially fried! I see no reason to not like it. It is also one of those vegetables that has gained such a bad reputation among dieters. But hey, a little potato never killed anybody, so dieting or no, I wasn't going to miss out on cooking or eating these luxurious purple potatoes. If you are counting calories, I'd suggest eat just a little bowl, but don't miss it!

oven roasted potatoes flavored with garlic and herbs

oven roasted potatoes flavored with garlic and herbs

Gee went to Malaysia a while ago and she picked these purple beauties there. I know right, how foodie of her. Well, when you have a food blogger for a sister, you walk in super market aisles even when on vacation. My brother in law claims he wasn't too claims he wasn't too happy about it, but hten he is a big potato person, so I don't think he has too many complaints now. Our daily calls when she was there focused more on what she ate rather than what she saw. "Ooh you saw Petronas, greattt! now, what did you eat for lunch? Tell me all about it". She got my mouth all watering, that we went out for some 100% vegetarian Malay food as soon as she was back - Mamak Mee Goreng and Nasi Goreng at Nasi and Mee. If you like Malay food (and are in Bangalore), you should check out this place.

Back to potatoes, while Indians love their potatoes, the only variety we get here is a regular white-yellow potato. The only other variety we do get is the Sweet Potato which isn't orange as most one abroad are. This is white too, with a pink skin. So Gee got really excited when she found the purple ones and immediately called me up to ask what I could make of them. What better way to celebrate a potato, than to make a Roast Potato Salad. Why you will love it:
  • So easy to make
  • Flavorful
  • Colorful
  • Pairs well with anything
  • Salty
  • Potatoes - yes, just because they are potatoes

oven roasted potatoes flavored with garlic and herbs

Potatoes are a winter or cool-season crop. So they are the freshest in winter. Most of the potatoes we get in summer are actually from cold storage. And with winter almost on its way out, this recipe is right on time. May be you still have time to go pick up this seasons potatoes. And while you are at it, pick a nice mix of them - purple, red, fingerling, gold, sweet. I added some local white potato and sweet potatoes to the make the dish a little more interesting with different colors and flavors. But if you cannot find the various varieties, just go with what you have cause there is no reason one should miss out on some serious potato action. 

While the plain salted roasted potatoes taste good, make it better with added flavors. I added crushed garlic, dried oregano, fresh rosemary, smoked paprika and salt. I rubbed the potatoes with all the herbs and garlic along with some good quality extra virgin olive oil and baked them until they crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The trick to getting them crisp is to allow them to touch the pan, so don't overcrowd them if you want a crispy exterior on all your potatoes. 

oven roasted potatoes flavored with garlic and herbs

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Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes

oven roasted potatoes flavored with garlic and herbs
A mix of potatoes, roasted in the oven along with crushed garlic, oregano, rosemary and paprika.

Recipe Type:  Side
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     45 minutes
Yield:                Serves 4-5


750 grams Potato (mix different types)
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
4-5 Garlic Cloves
0.5 tsp dried Oregano
4-5 sprigs of Rosemary or 0.5 tsp fried Rosemary
1.5 tsp Salt
1 tsp smoked Paprika
A handful of fresh Coriander leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree C.
  2. Wash the potatoes thoroughly and dry with a kitchen towel.
  3. Chop them into bite sized chunks while retaining the skin and put them into a large bowl.
  4. Crush the garlic cloves and chop it finely.
  5. Add the oil, garlic, oregano, rosemary, smoked paprika and salt to the bowl.
  6. Mix well so that the oil and seasoning coats the potatoes well.
  7. Spread the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove the baking sheet carefully from the oven and flip the potatoes using a fork or a pair of tongs.
  10. Place it back in the oven and continue to bake for another 20-25 minutes until the potatoes are done.
  11. Taste to check for seasoning. If it is less, add it when the potatoes are hot and mix well.
  12. Garnish with chopped coriander just before serving.

oven roasted potatoes flavored with garlic and herbs

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