Indian Spiced Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback potatoes are a type of potato dish. The name is derived from the restaurant where they were first introduced in the 1940s, Hasselbacken in Stockholm, Sweden which opened in that city in 1748 and where they are called hasselbackspotatis.

Hasselback potatoes is a simple & easy dish. The baked potato becomes crispy & brown, while the inside is soft and creamy. Medium sized potatoes work best. Potatoes with an oblong or oval shape are most often used.

I made this hasselback potato with south Indian twist. This is really delicious than usual potato fries

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Potatoes – 3 medium size

Butter – 1 tbsp (melted)

Pepper powder – 1 tsp

Cumin / jeera powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Garlic – 3 cloves finely chopped

Curry leaves – few chopped finely

Salt as required

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  • Preheat the oven to 425˚F.
  • Wash the potatoes in cold water & remove the moisture using clean kitchen towel.
  • Put the potato on a chopping board, flat side down.
  • Using sharp knife cut the potatoes from one end, almost all the way through, at about 3 to 4 mm intervals.
  • Arrange the potatoes in a baking tray.
  • Apply melted butter, seasoned with salt, pepper, cumin powder & garam masala over the top & in between the slits.
  • Spread the finely chopped garlic, curry leaves on  in between the slits.
  • Bake the potatoes for about 30 – 40 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.
  • Serve hot & enjoy.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. I have always wanted to make Hasselback Potatoes but put it off. Looking at your pics and south indian spice twist, I really want to try them soon. Will keep you posted, Preethi!

  2. ddeeppaa says:

    Amazing, going to try this 🙂

  3. Wow gorgeous looking potatoes with indian spices….

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