Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sesame Honey Chilli Potatoes

When I came across this recipe on Shailu's Kitchen, I was reminded of the sweet and sour chicken from Hao Hao that I used to love as a kid (and still do!) This is a completely different dish but honey and chilli seemed like a deadly combination and the sweet and spicy sauce lured me into trying it out.

I had a lot of potatoes in the pantry so thought of using all of them.  You can easily scale down the recipe as per your need.

Ingredients :
10 to 12 medium potatoes [I used red potatoes]
8 garlic cloves
3 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato sauce
3 tbsp oil
Spring onions/ coriander leaves
Toasted sesame seeds*

4 garlic cloves
4 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tbsp red chilli sauce [I used Ching's]
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp honey

Chop potatoes into wedges/ fingers. Peel and chop garlic.
In a large bowl, combine garlic, chilli powder, tomato sauce, oil and salt. Toss in the potato wedges and mix well. Adjust the salt.

You can either bake the potatoes or fry them. Shailu suggests adding cornflour instead of oil while frying the potatoes.

For baking, line a large baking tray with greased foil. Place the potatoes (avoid overlapping) and bake at 400ºF till the potatoes are cooked - about 30 to 35 minutes. Turn the potatoes once in between.

In a pan, heat 1 or 2 tbsp oil.  Add garlic and roast till it turns golden brown . Add the rest of the ingredients for the sauce (except honey) and bring to a light boil.

Add the baked / fried potatoes and honey and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes until the potatoes are coated with the sauce.
Garnish with spring onion greens and toasted sesame seeds. (If you have regular sesame seeds, just dry roast them on low heat).

I added less honey because I wasn't sure if my husband would like the honey-chilli combo. But he did love this dish, so I will stick to this proportion. You could increase the honey if you prefer the dish a  little sweeter.



  1. wow..wonderful, yummy looking potatoes dear... really drooling..

  2. Aparna! They look lovely. Since I'm out of potatoes, I'll probably head to panda express tonight and try these later. It looks so elaborate yet is so simple :). Thanks for the visual treat! great pic as well.

  3. wonderful recipe...worth giving a try

  4. lookd reallly awesome! sizzling n tempting--- recipe bookmarked !

  5. I love this one too...esp love d flavor of sesame..Had it at Yo China once n have been craving for it ever since..

  6. Wow i can finish such dishes within seconds.... they luk so shiny nd yummy

  7. Feel like grabbing some, very tempting potatoes..

  8. This is so good..mouthwatering potatoes.

  9. Love the pic! I am sure the dish tasted even better. When can I come over to eat this?

  10. Sesame Potatoes look delightfully tasty and inviting. An excellent snack.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Honey sesame chili potato looks delicious. I love the combo of chili and honey, sure sesame seeds added nuttiness to it.

  12. This is new to me..looks delciious..

  13. Apu...it looks beautiful...initially i tot its sweet potato but then i read the recipe....really appetizing.

  14. Sounds interesting and delicious.. thanks for the recipe dear.. :)

  15. Wow!!! aparna, its so new to me!!! Hot n Sweet Potatoes!!!!

  16. Yummy sweet n sour potatoes....


  17. Hi Aparna...thanks a lot...
    Your Sesame honey chilli potatoes looks delicious and tempting...

  18. Dear Aparna
    How are you? I am off blog these days ...Thats a great recipe , I am going to try it as soon as the new Potato arrives in the market
    Have a nice week

  19. Dear Parvati,
    Your mummy was telling me about ur recipes, just had a glance at these. Looks very delicious and tempting. Shall try it sometime. We are rejoicing the world cup Victory of India. Thanks for the nice chococlate cake!

  20. Tried this recipe exactly as you mentioned, it is just superb!



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