Cajun Spiced Potatoes

While in India, one of my favourite restaurants was Barbeque Nation, and the dish I liked most was their Cajun spiced potatoes. After moving to Melbourne I really missed it when I thought of good vegetarian starters and snacks. I tried making it a few times at home and finally mastered it. It is a definite winner if you want some great vegetarian finger food for parties. Finger licking goodness…

 To make this dish, I parboil baby potatoes with skin on. I then place them on a baking tray and gently pressed with a wide spoon. I rub the potatoes with homemade cajun seasoning and bake them till golden brown.

Topped with roasted capsicum and sour cream dip, these little bites of potatoes tastes absolutely delicious.


cajun potatoes



Baby potatoes – 1 Kg
Salt – to taste
Oil – 2 tbsp

For Cajun seasoning:
Cumin powder – 2 tsp
Chilli powder – ½ tsp
Dried oregano – 1 tbsp
Dried thyme – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Crushed pepper – 1 tsp
Garlic powder – 1 tbsp

For serving:
Roasted capsicum and sour cream dip (Click here for recipe)
Chopped coriander


  1. Wash the baby potatoes and parboil them skin on with some salt. Remove from water, pat dry and let it cool
  2. Preheat oven at 180 C
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and line the potatoes
  4. Using a wide spoon or masher, gently press them until they flatten. Be careful not to break them into pieces
  5. Mix all the ingredients of the Cajun seasoning in a bowl. Add oil and mix well
  6. Rub the seasoning onto the potatoes gently
  7. Place the potatoes in the oven and let it bake at 180 C for 20-25 minutes or until the potato skin turns golden and crispy
  8. Place them on a serving dish and top with sour cream dip (Click here for recipe)
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve


  • If you run out of garlic powder, replace it with a fine paste of 2 fresh garlic cloves
Cajun potatoes3

Gently press to flatten the potatoes


Cajun potatoes1

Rub the seasoning on potatoes


Cajun potatoes2

Bake the potatoes until golden


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *