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Tandoori Aloo – Air Fryer Spicy Indian Potatoes

Tandoori Aloo – Air Fryer Spicy Indian Potatoes are flavorful, tender, and easy to make. A really satisfying side dish or appetizer that appears to be creeping into our meals more & more often! 
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian Food
Servings 4


  • Air Fryer




  • Scrub the baby potatoes clean if dirty and rinse them under running water. Remove and discard any sprouting areas. Place the potatoes in a large Dutch oven or soup pot with 4 cups water. The water should cover the potatoes by an inch.
  • Cook the potatoes until soft/par boiled – It should take around 15 to 20 minutes. The potatoes should not be mushy, however when you pierce a fork in it should go through. Drain the water.
  • Allow them to cool, peel the skin and chop them into 2 halves.
  • Create the marinade in a large bowl. Add in 1 tablespoons of oil, plain Greek yogurt, chickpea flour (besan, or gram flour), heavy whipping cream, ginger garlic paste, Kashmiri Chili powder, garam masala, chaat masala, ground coriander, Kasoori methi, ajwain, ground cumin,  and salt. Mix well. Further, add in the potatoes, mix well and let them coat with the marinade. Cover the bowl with a plate put it in the refrigerator and let it marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Air Fry

  • When you are ready to air fry grease your Air Fryer basket with oil. I grease mine by rubbing, brushing, or spraying, a little bit of oil on the bottom grate. Then, follow your air fryer directions for preheating to 350°F for 5 minutes. When it’s preheated, working in batches, place the potatoes in a single layer or in a skewer.
  • Air fry for 12 to 14 minutes, at 360°F. After the first 7 minutes flip the potatoes gently with tongs and drizzle or brush some oil. Also, every air fryer is different so check after the 12-minute mark. You can increase or decrease the time as per your liking. I like mine slightly charred.


  • Don’t stack the potatoes over each other. If needed, cook in batches.
  • If you are using wooden skewers, make sure to pre-soak them in water for 10 minutes before using, its very important
  • Every air fryer is different so please check whether the potatoes are done after the 12 minute mark. You can increase the time as per your preferences. For instance, if you like it more charred then increase the time.
  • Rub the potatoes well with marinade, however don’t overcoat them with the marinade just before air frying. Discard the excess marinade or else you will taste a lot of spices.
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