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Easy Turmeric Potatoes

Deliciously spiced and ever so slightly crisp on the outside, these melt-in-your-mouth Easy Turmeric Potatoes are a favorite in our home.

Easy Melt In Your Mouth Spiced Turmeric Potatoes

I might not be a huge fan of driving, but I so do love taking off on a day trip. Being in this little college town of Athens, GA, there are quite a few places that are within a quick 2- or 3-hour drive from here. One of those places we love heading off to is Greenville, SC.

A few years ago, Allie from Through Her Looking Glass informed me of the cornucopia of cakes at a little Greenville restaurant called Brick Street Café.

That spring, My daughter and I decided to check it out because… well, C.A.K.E!
And, ooh those cakes!
After we had tasted almost a half dozen cakes in one sitting, we decided to take a little stroll to walk off some of that sugar high, that day.

Ingredients To Make Spiced Turmeric Potatoes.

It was on this stroll that we ambled through Falls Park on the Reedy and found ourselves amidst Artisphere.

Artisphere was/is a one of a kind experience – at least for me. We found ourselves walking through some gorgeous pieces of art and more delicious food, that day. BTW, That first trip inspired these Sweet Potato Cupcakes.

Fast forward to Mother’s Day weekend this year, my daughter and I decided to head back out on a day trip to Greenville to check out Artisphere again.

Artisphere 2019 Greenville, sc

We drew on every ounce of willpower we had to keep from entering Brick Street Café and spent all afternoon soaking in the art there and several art-demos by the one and only Brian Olsen.

We had seen Olsen in action the last time we were there and my words could not do his performance justice, but this video might…

Now you might be wondering what a day trip to Greenville has to do with these Turmeric Potatoes…

Well, not a thing, actually.

I wish I had a smooth Segway like saying I made these potatoes after we got back from our trip – but I made this Grilled Pork and Grilled Pineapple Salsa for dinner that day.

I didn’t even have leftovers of these Easy Turmeric Potatoes that night though they would have paired well with that grilled pork.

Making Melt In Your Mouth Spiced Turmeric Potatoes.

You only need 5 ingredients to make these Easy Turmeric Potatoes!

Those 5 main ingredients are:

  1. Turmeric
  2. Coriander
  3. Garlic powder
  4. Olive oil
  5. Red potatoes

And some salt and pepper to taste, and parsley to garnish.

Melt In Your Mouth Spicy Turmeric Potatoes

Actually, I made these potatoes the day before our trip. I hardly had enough of these to photograph for this post as my daughter couldn’t stop eating these off the baking tray ~ yay for small bowls and photography-trickery.

As the name implies, these are most definitely Melt-In-Your-Mouth Turmeric Potatoes.

If I do say so myself, these turmeric potatoes were deliciously seasoned. They had just a very slightly crisp exterior, and literally melted in our mouths.

I think cutting them into little bite sized cubes cooked them to near perfection. That and the combination of spices made these some of our favorite potatoes to enjoy ~ at any meal.

These Melt-In-Your-Mouth Turmeric Potatoes are super easy to prepare and you probably already have most of the ingredients.

They make turning on your oven in the summer worth it. No lie. And, if you are looking for a delicious and more nutritious stand in for traditional potato salad or fried potato wedges, these Melt-In-Your-Mouth Turmeric Potatoes will not disappoint.

Easy Melt In Your Mouth Spiced Turmeric Potatoes

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Turmeric Potatoes

4.69 from 16 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Shashi
Deliciously spiced and ever so slightly crisp on the outside, these melt-in-your-mouth Turmeric Potatoes are a favorite in our home.


  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 small-medium red potatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash and dry potatoes and cut them into bite sized cubes.
  • Add olive oil to a small bowl. Also add in the turmeric, coriander and garlic powder to the bowl. Blend these ingredients very well.
  • Then pour spiced oil onto potatoes and using a spoon, toss the potatoes so they are completely coated with the spiced oil mixture.
  • Spread potatoes on a lined baking tray and bake them at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with parsley and enjoy.


While these potatoes are delicious warm, they are just as good at room temperature and cold.


Serving: 3/4 cup | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 184mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g
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Deliciously spiced and ever so slightly crisp on the outside, these melt-in-your-mouth Turmeric Potatoes are a favorite in our home.

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  8. Wow, Brian Olsen is amazing! I just sat and watched that entire video…what a cool art form. It doesn’t look like he has a schedule per se on his website, but I’m going to remember his name for sure! I’d love to see him in action. (Also, I love Greenville…if you keep talking about cool places in the South, then I just have to pack my car and move back! Haha!)

    In other news, these potatoes sound delicious, my friend! I love the turmeric + seasoning mix on there. These would be a perfect side dish for pretty much any type of grilled summer meal! 🙂

  9. Great looking potatoes! Love this recipe — I’ve made something similar way back when, and I actually forgot that you can make potatoes like this. But I’ll be doing this soon, and using your recipe. Thanks!

  10. They look so good and so crispy and those spices… love these!

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  12. Sues says:

    I absolutely love how crispy these potatoes look! And I’m all about the turmeric, plus a whole lot of garlic powder! I can see how these would be tough to stop eating!

  13. They definitely do look ‘melt in your mouth’! And I think we’ve all had those moments where something is so good that you can’t stop eating it before it even makes it to the bowl or plate, lol….sign of a great recipe for sure 😉 Hope you have a lovely weekend, my friend 🙂 XOXO

  14. These potatoes were just incredible. They were easy to make and had so much flavor. Will definitely make again!

  15. You had me at potatoes. They just look glorious and I’d happily tuck in right now. Sharing these.

  16. Jane Saunders says:

    Wow – I am impressed by your ability to eat so much cake in one sitting. Sounds like great Mother-daughter time. I’m sure these potatoes go well with alot of mains, but they make a great alternative to chips too – great for parties… or slouching in front of a film enjoying more Mother-daughter time.

  17. Sylvie says:

    I am seriously obsessed with anything potatoes, especially when I hear the words ‘melt-in-your-mouth”! looks so crispy and delicious 🙂

  18. Anonymous says:
  19. One of my favourite spices! Those potatoes look indeed very delicious and tempting, Shashi.