vegan, butter free, gluten free, nut free, egg free

This recipe is an adaptation of ‘Rosemary Potatoes’ which first appeared on our iPhone App YogicFoods Global in 2013

Listen to this; Only 5 minutes of work for a great tasting and super easy to make potato dish. Doesn’t that sound perfect! And it is so easy to make, ideal for beginners. Eat it for breakfast, for lunch with a salad or as a side for dinner. Delicious and guaranteed to fly away from your serving dish (if it even gets there)

But first, what has been going on? Well, where there is a shortage of some foods, there is an abundance of others. Lately that has been potatoes. At least with us in New York City. You can imagine that we have been eating a lot of potato dishes. Think of mashed potatoes, potato filled parathas, potato filled chickpea pancakes, aloo masala (curried potatoes), panfried potatoes you name it, we probably ate it!

We have many delicious and good-for-you potato dishes like these Roasted Potatoes on our apps for iPhone. Click here to check out our apps on the App Store for more Vegetarian and Vegan recipes with a Yogic twist .

Potatoes grow under the ground, as you may very well know. The potato plant grows low and gets little sun energy. Food that grows low to the ground or under the ground is are called Rajasic. They are especially beneficial for the lower chakras; the Root Chakra, Muladhara, the Sacral Chakra, Swadhistana and the Navel Chakra also called Solar Plexus, Manipura. These three chakras form the Lower Triangle and are connected to the physical and basic needs of the body. Potatoes, since they are root vegetables, strengthen the Root Chakra. 

Because we cook and teach according to the Yogic Diet, we like to explain the yogic health benefits of the ingredients we use for the recipe. In our apps we share many more ways to balance you health through chakras and meditation practice. We added a meditation timer to help balance your mind. 

To give you an idea of the Yogic health benefits of this recipe – apart from the simple fact that it is good for your tastebuds – here is a quick view version:

  • Freshly ground black pepper is a blood purifier.  It is also an important digestive aid.
  • Potatoes are a nourishing vegetable. Cooked with the skin has benefits as the skin is alkaline and balances the acidity of the potato.  Potatoes have a detoxing effect on the body.
  • Turmeric is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It is beneficial for the joints, skin as well as the female reproductive organs.

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The recipe is as follows:

  • 4 medium potatoes (1 lb/500 gr)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp Mediterranean herbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat the oven at 400F/200C. Wash and dry the potatoes then cut them in 1-1 1/2 inch cubes. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until everything is evenly coated. Spread out on a lined baking dish and bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown and soft.

We hope you will make it and enjoy the Roasted Potatoes yourself this weekend or with your loved ones (at home or socially distanced) any time.

Happy eating and baking!

Sat Nam and Namaste, 

Caroline & Gurpreet

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