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Honey Chili Potatoes

Have I told you people about my family’s love for potatoes? Alternatively, a general public awareness announcement about the romance of Indian cuisine with potatoes? I think I have mentioned it in the past. So I will not bore you again. The bottom line is potatoes are eaten all along the length and breadth of India, and I believe all around the world in general. There is a huge line of Indo-Chinese recipes in India, which I believe, are more Indian than Chinese, and are associated with Chinese flavors just because of use of soy and chili garlic sauces. Ignorance is a bliss my friends!

This recipe of honey chili potatoes is more of trying to recreate something that I tried at a restaurant on our last trip to India. Served on the side with lo-mein noodles and vegetable Manchurian, these crisp, sweet and spicy potatoes are great. They are absolute deliciousness even to munch on by themselves as a snack. You do not need a huge list of things to make these and most of what is required might already be there in your pantry.


Potatoes – 4 large

Olive oil – 3 tablespoon, divided

Chili flakes – 1 teaspoon, divided

Garlic powder – 1 teaspoon

Garlic – 1 clove, minced

Tomato ketchup – 2 tablespoon

Honey – 1 tablespoon

Sesame seeds – 1 teaspoon

Salt – to taste

Cilantro – 2 sprigs (optional)


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F/ 220 degrees C. Peel and slice each potato into 3-4 thick slices. Then cut each slice into sticks, just like French fries. Layer a large cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper (optional). Lay the potatoes on your cookie sheet, drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (more or less depending on your choice of spice level), garlic powder and salt to taste. Give everything a mix, and spread on the cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked and crispy on the edges, shaking and rotating the cookie sheet mid-way (See note).

While the potatoes are cooking, mince garlic and chop the cilantro.

After the potatoes are out of the oven, set a medium non-stick or heavy bottomed frying pan on medium heat. Swirl the pan with remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add garlic to it. Mix and add the chili flakes and tomato ketchup. Stand back, the water in tomato ketchup will splutter. Stir for 30 seconds and add the roasted potatoes. Stir around, add honey and more salt if you would like. Give it a taste check, add more ketchup or honey as per your liking. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and cilantro and serve hot or warm. Enjoy!

Love- Vaishali.

Note: You can also deep fry the potatoes instead of roasting them in the oven, if you would like.

Tools used:


Measuring spoons

Knife and chopping board

Cookie sheet

Non-stick frying pan



  1. Juli

    August 2, 2018 at 11:07 am

    I am sure this is a tasty treat.

  2. Nicole

    August 2, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    YUM!! I love potatoes and I will be trying this for sure!

  3. sakshi @tripleamommy

    August 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    This is my son’s favourite and we make it routinely – great idea on baking it. will try next time!

  4. Mirley Guerra Graf

    August 2, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    These look really delicious! You made me hungry!

    1. Adaezeboltbethel

      August 5, 2018 at 9:06 am

      Hi, I’ve been trying some of your recipes of late and I have been having a good time with them. I really enjoy visiting your blog and I will try this potatoes soon. They look so graceful.

  5. Joanna Stephens

    August 2, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Sweet and savory! These look so amazing and easy to make. At first, I thought they were sweet potatoes because of the color but I’m guessing that it due to the ketchup?

    1. Vaishali

      August 3, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Yes Joanna, about making these with sweet potatoes? great idea! Thanks..:)

  6. Evelyn Hernandez

    August 2, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    They look so delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. Chai

    August 2, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Me and my hubby will try this. Great to serve with any grilled meat. This looks yum…

    1. Vaishali

      August 3, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Thanks Chai. I bet they will be great as a side with grilled meat.

  8. Maysz

    August 2, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I love Potatoes! If I have a time I’ll make my own version of Honey Chili Potatoes sounds delicious thanks for sharing <3

  9. Karla

    August 3, 2018 at 5:04 am

    I love spicy foods, and this is so perfect! I will surely make one of this.

  10. Europe finance blog

    August 3, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Such beauty! I think of only one thing-eating it!

  11. WanderTruant

    August 3, 2018 at 8:27 am

    These look absolutely amazing and don’t sound too spicy – perfect!

  12. Jen @ Jenron Design

    August 3, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I have really been into to food with a little more heat lately. I love the idea of chili and honey on potatoes, unfortunately I only have sweet potatoes in my pantry right now but I am thinking about substitution them in to try it out just because they look so good. Who knows maybe it will be a whole new take on this recipe, lol

    1. Vaishali

      August 3, 2018 at 11:12 am

      These would be great with sweet potatoes!

  13. Clair

    August 3, 2018 at 11:06 am

    These look and sound so good!!Definitely giving these fries a try!

  14. Elaine

    August 3, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I’m grilling out this weekend. These potatoes would be the perfect side! Thanks for sharing, I’m definitely intrigued by the flavor combination!

  15. Brie

    August 3, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    I did not know potatoes were used in a lot of Indian dishes. I always thought it was paneer.

  16. Prabashi

    August 3, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    im definetely trying this tomorrow, with some sri lankan spices.

  17. Sheena Moncatar

    August 4, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Now this is really making me so curious. I wonder how it tastes, I mean I really would want to know how it sits in my mouth. I love potatoes by the way. Thanks for the post and wonderful blog.

  18. Jeferson

    August 4, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Potato s so versatile…… It is present in all the world….. Yummy treat

  19. Backpacking Series

    August 5, 2018 at 2:08 am

    This looks so yummy. Addition of olive oil and cilantro makes it appear even more tasteful.

  20. Kamapala Chukwuka

    August 6, 2018 at 3:47 am

    I love how easy this recipe is. My sons love potatoes so this will go down a treat 🙂

  21. Niki

    August 6, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Delicious! I am always looking for new potatoes recipes, I will try this one for sure.

  22. Valerie

    August 9, 2018 at 3:53 am

    This looks like a really tasty snack! It’s easy to make, too! Thank you for this recipe

  23. Pavan K

    August 9, 2018 at 8:49 am


  24. Grace Esedeke

    August 11, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    I love fries. And this something I would definitely try. It seems easy and delicious too. Thank you for sharing

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