Spicy Lemon Potatoes


  • 1 lb potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 heaped tsp garam masala
  • 1 heaped tsp turmeric
  • 2 large cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger root
  • Grated zest and juice of ½ large lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Scrape the potatoes (or peel if necessary) and cut into large chunks. Where possible I like to use two large potatoes, each weighing about half a pound. Cut each potato into four pieces. Boil the potatoes for 5 minutes then drain and leave to cool slightly.

Pour the olive oil into a baking dish and place in a preheated oven at 400°F until hot. Meanwhile, mix the garam masala and turmeric together, and roll the potatoes in this mixture until well covered. Add the potatoes to the hot oil, along with the garlic, ginger, lemon zest and juice, and seasoning. Cook in the center of the oven for 45-60 minutes.

Check on the potatoes during cooking and stir gently to be sure that they are browning evenly.