Yield: Serves 4 to 6
4 baking potatoes (about 2 pounds or 1 kg)
2 tablespoons (30 mL) or so of vegetable oil
2 tablespoons (30 mL) or so of Chef Michael’s Spicy Spice rub
Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Turn on your convection fan if you have one. Line a baking pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Cut each unpeeled potato into 8 to 10 wedges. Pile them into a large bowl, splash in the oil and sprinkle in the Spicy Spice spice rub. Toss the potatoes until every piece is lightly coated with oil and flavour.
Spread the potatoes out in the baking pan in a single layer. Roast, flipping once half way through, until golden brown on both sides and tender on the inside, 30 to 45 minutes.
Serve and share!
© Chef Michael Smith
In India, aloo gobi means “potato cauliflower”: it’s one of their most common vegetable dishes. It’s one of my family’s favourites too, partly because it’s so easy to make, but mostly because it’s full of so much addictive bright flavour. It’s normally made with plain white potatoes and cauliflower, but, for even more colour, flavour and nutrition, this version uses sweet potatoes instead.
Sweet potatoes are a superfood. They’ve earned this title by being so packed with nutrients, ounce for ounce, that they’re just plain nutritionally dense. Quite simply, they’re one of the single healthiest foods you can bring to your table. Tasty and easy too. Especially with the bright flavours of curry and ease of canned chickpeas. For this recipe simply toss everything together, toss into the oven, then sit back and wait for the compliments!