Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Moroccan Sesame Roasted Potatoes

I have been planning to try moroccan cuisine from the very day Lavi announced but for some or the other reasons i couldnt until last night. I had bookmarked many recipes from RecipeZaar where i found so many interesting morocaan dishes. Finally yesterday night I made these roasted potatoes in moroccan style. Who doesnt like potatoes? I adore them, I love having them roasted, baked, boiled or deep fried. Though i dont prefer them in my curries and gravies. I prefer potatoes mildy spiced with fresh herbs and sometimes with a dash of creamy white sauce!
The recipe I used is adapted from here, i have made few changes to suit my taste. Its simple and easy to make and tastes heavenly, if you are a potatoe lover, do try this, you will be amazed how simple spices can make you drool! I couldnt keep my hands off these at all, i digged in as soon as they came out of the oven.The combination of sesame and harissa paste gave wonderful aroma which filled my kitchen making my head spin!
These are off to Lavi's IAVW-Moroccan event started by Vaishali of HolyCow, sorry for the last minute entry dear! I am also sending these to Think Spice : Sesame guest hosted by Padmajha, mastermind of Sunita and finally to BSI:Potatoes which is currently being hosted at Chez What? Ingredients: 4 Big Potatoes chopped in big pieces 1 tbsp sesame seeds 1 tbsp harissa paste 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp pepper powder or crushed peppers Salt to taste 1 tsp fresh lime juice Note: For Harissa paste i just followed Lavi's recipe which you can find here. Procedure:
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl except lime juice.
  • Keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Line the baking tray with foil paper, grease the foil using little olive oil.
  • Spread the potatoes and bake them for 25 to 30 mins at 200 degree C.
  • Turn the potatoes around and again bake them for 15 mins until lightly browned.
  • Enjoy them hot along with any dip of your choice.

87 comments:

  1. hellllllllllllllllllo parita :)
    wow! this looks interesting, potatoes Moroccan style seems easy and tasty too :) gorgeous pic.
    Happy eating ;) Thanks for the recipe
    TC

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  2. Nice recipe Parita... they look great ... get ur dosa pans- will wait for ur entry ;)

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  3. Wow that looks yumm and perfectly spiced! I can add this in to my Satvic snack menu :)

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  4. Hey Pari!!
    That looks yummy and crispy!!
    nice recipe!!

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  5. This looks perfect.. I love potatoes and sure would love this too.. :)

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  6. That looks fabulous, never tried Moroccan cuisine until now...

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  7. Woww... Looks perfect and yummyy.. Lovely flavour of sesame... Nice one!

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  8. Love potatoes. Of course hate bananas :). I have never found a potato recipe I didn't like. I have a good feeling about this one too.
    On another note -- how do u keep track of all the recipe events and where do u get all the info from? jayawagle@gmail.com.
    I have to confess, lot of my entries are decided from your blog entries. :)
    Desi Soccer Mom

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  9. Looks so yummy...all in one recipe for events....good thought

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  10. Wow that looks fantastic and yummy. Perfect for the events.

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  11. The spicy potatoes coated with sesame looks wonderful..Moroccan food is new to me Parita..

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  12. m a fan of middle-eastern cuisine...and loveee potatoes...
    m definitely trying this...thanks for sharing :)

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  13. yummy... who would not like potatoes. nice photo.

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  14. Wow looks so delicious! I love baked potatoes!

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  15. New recipe for me with potatoes ..looks so crispy and delish..

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  16. this is awesome...hot and nutty...i like sesame in any form...

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  17. Mmm....A great potato dish! I love that these are baked too.

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  18. Beautiful pictures! These potatoes look so good, I love the blend of spices.

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  19. This is such a yummy dish Parita...looks crispy and spicy :)

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  20. looks great.love the sesame seeds on top of the potatoes.will try this for sure.

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  21. lovely potatos.. looks yummy parita!!

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  22. Love potatoes in any form! These look great!

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  23. Feel like having few potato chunks rite now! delicious!!!

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  24. Great looking potatoes there..I do have some leftover harissa from , will definitely try it !

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  25. I love moroccan food, & most of the time i have harissa made in bulk & kept handy! Love what you made here.

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  26. Another keeper! These look fantastic and I love potatoes. I like that this is low in fat too. Yum!

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  27. So simple! Looks delicious

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  28. Fantastic recipe, I would love to try these. Thanks for the harissa recipe link too!

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  29. What a delicious potato recipe. Love the sesame seeds on them. Perfect entry for BSI!

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  30. the paste sounds interesting!

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  31. Perfect for the rainy weather .. love the idea of baking them. :-)

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  32. Delicious and a very easy recipe parita...looks yummy....

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  33. Great looking potatoes! Love the sesame seeds!

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  34. We are a big fan of potatoes in my family. So any potato dish is always welcome. I have never eaten any moroccan food. This one seems simple.
    BTW your photographs look almost edible themselves.

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  35. this is a nice click
    it makes me want to lick
    Moroccan style potatoes is the name
    and it has lots of sesame

    lovely!

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  36. Nice and lovely dish Parita....simple recipe which can be tried any time.. thanks for sharing..

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  37. They look simply delicious Parita..loved them

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  38. argh! why do your posts not show up on my reader. huff. I went and saw the harisa paste ingredients looks simple enough might make it. Though if you were my neighbour it would have been much easier sigh...

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  39. I love the spices on these! YUM!

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  40. Beautiful looking potatoes. Sounds really simple. Shallow frying wont work huh?

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  41. Looks so delicious ... Started feeling hungry dear .

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  42. YUM!! I love potatoes with Harissa, and your addition of the sesame seeds is brilliant! Such a tempting dish!

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  43. Potatoes with sesame seeds and Harissa sound amazing! Delicious!

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  44. Oh wow perfectly roasted......love that sesame on top......looks yummylicious.....

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  45. wow i love this spiced potatoe recipe. sound delish..

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  46. Lovely and new to me...really that looks yumm......Thanks for sharing.......

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  47. I must go look for harissa in my grocery store, so that I can make these nummy potatoes .. wish me luck!

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  48. My whole family loves potatoes and we do buy big big bags (ok don't think abt the side effects....mercifully we are not yet there). Have never tried Moroccan food and the only thing that comes to my mind is the beautiful sand dunes there...will give this recipe a shot and maybe serve with humus and pita???
    And thanks for always coming by my blog and leaving sweet comments..

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  49. Potatoes with harissa sound delicious and surely the sesame gives them a lovely flavour as well.

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  50. Nice and simple recipe.Sesame seeds always a favorite of mine.

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  51. I bet the aroma in your kitchen was out of this world. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for the comment at my site.

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  52. Lovely combination,sounds very tasty!

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  53. potatoes and roasted... give them ot me any time of the day! and harissa.. yess.. good one!

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  54. Yummy one.Potato and Sesame seeds is indeed a great combo.I make til wale aloo (north indian side dish) using these combo.Looks wonderful!

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  55. Potatoes with sesame seeds and harissa paste? That must be fabulous!

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  56. wow...these look amazing! I see a winner here!

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  57. Oh wow, these look so good and completely addicting!!

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  58. Hey Parita...Please pick up your award from my website :-)

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  59. i need to upgrade from gasstove

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  60. lovely sweetie. I am really impressed with the exotic stuff you come up with. great going.

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  61. I love Moroccan food! Those potatoes look mighty good! A wonderful combo!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  62. very nice....i love anything baked.it can be done instead of french fries.Healthy and easy.

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  63. This looks great and I think I have all of the ingredients at home to make it! :)

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  64. parita dear,that luks wonderful...its high time i tried baking potatoes..wil sure try this

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  65. Sure, who doesn't like potates? bookmarked!

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  66. that is the beauty of potatoes...they are delicious no matter what the cuisine!!
    BTW your ladoos are awesome, love the addition of saffron in them.

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  67. this recipe looks so good! i have to try it :)

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  68. Yummy roast potatoes... the Moroccan recipe sounds great...! you have a wonderful blog! thanks for dropping by my space!

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  69. I would love to try these with sweet potatoes - they're my favorite and this sounds like a super recipe!

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  70. Absolutely delicious! I've got Claudia Roden's Arabesque and love the foods I've made from it.

    j

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  71. Yum Yum YUm...loved it paritha

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  72. First time in ur blog,looks so good

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  73. I'm not a fan of potatoes, but these ones look delicious!

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  74. very interesting recipe looks so yum yum.

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  75. I love oven roasted veggies. looks too good.

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  76. If I could pick the winner, this is the ONE!


    Angie's Recipes

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  77. I bet the lime juice really adds some great flavor to these, as well as the sesame seeds!

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  78. One more way to cook potatoes. This looks and sounds delicious.

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