Herbed and spiced roasted vegetables

by Sunita on June 12, 2009

It’s bright and sunny today, the temperatures are soaring, and the weather lady has made similar forecasts for the weekend too. I’m glad about that as we’ve got a few things lined up for the weekend, which has me really excited. Will tell you all about it later.

But the last few days it has been another story altogether. Overcast skies, sudden heavy showers have plummeted the temperatures. It has been chilly, felt more like autumn than summer. It was on one such night that I made the following roasted vegetables.

The aroma emanating from the oven and gradually spreading round the house, as the vegetables were being roasted with spices and herbs, was to die for. It is an easy dish to put together, is full of flavours, and can be had on it’s own as a salad or as a side dish.

What’s needed-

13 small new potatoes, halved and boiled till just tender
1 tomato, chopped
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic, slightly crushed
3 tblsp of chopped rosemary
1 tsp crushed red chillies ( more or less)
1 and 1/2 tblsp pf roasted and roughly ground cumin ( using cumin powder does not give the same earthiness)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3-4 tblsp of olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

How to-

  1. Pre heat the oven at 250 deg C.
  2. Place all the ingredients on a baking ray and toss well till the vegetables are coated nicely with the herbs and spices. Spread out in a single layer, especially the potatoes.
  3. Place the tray in the top rack of the pre heated oven and bake for about 20 -25 minutes or till the potatoes are nicely browned and the tomatoes loose their shape. Give the vegetables a toss or two in between.
  4. Serve hot on it’s own or as a side dish.

That’s it! A bowl of warm , aromatic vegetables are now ready to be devoured. The juiciness of the peppers, the warmth of the potatoes, the mingling of the tomatoes with the rest and the addition of the herbs and spices was a delight. A simple dish but full of flavours. We had some pan fried salmon on a bed of the vegetables.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend ahead!

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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Parita June 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Wow these are surely to die for!!!


2 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 11:36 am

Thanks Parita :-)


3 Happy Cook June 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Wow that looks so beautiful and so bursting with flavours.
Here too it is real sunny day for a change, but i am stuck at home as Shyama is having exams and she is revising. So i am just hanging around here……


4 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 11:35 am

Thanks HC. all the best to dear Shyama :-)


5 bergamot June 12, 2009 at 2:15 pm

This looks lovely. Nice colours…


6 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 11:36 am

Thank you :-)


7 pavithra June 12, 2009 at 4:04 pm

WOw gr8 click .. we too love this .. Lovely flavours who can say no to this bowl.. pass it to me


8 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 11:45 am

Wish I could ;-)


9 Rosa June 12, 2009 at 4:36 pm

A delicious and colorful sidedish!




10 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 11:45 am

Thanks Rosa :-)


11 Kalai June 12, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Man, those pics are making me hungry! Lovely for a chilly night. Have a wonderful weekend, Sunita!


12 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Thanks kalai, hope you had en enjoyable weekend too :-)


13 Lakshmi June 12, 2009 at 7:39 pm

What a colorful dish!! Worth pouncing over them…


14 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm
15 Mona June 12, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Hmmm, delicious!


16 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Thanks Mona :-)


17 Hélène June 13, 2009 at 2:17 am

I would eat everything, it looks gorgeous and so good.


18 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Thanks helene :-)


19 Poornima June 13, 2009 at 2:28 am

Wow…just pass me that dish with the salmon….the roasted vegetable are aweesome.


20 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Wish I really could :-)


21 Priya June 13, 2009 at 4:34 am

That bowl of veggies looks so scrumptious Sunita! I read the post on my reader without the images earlier today, and was already tempted to try it out. Looking at the pic now makes me want to get it done in a snap :)


22 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Thanks Priya…do give it a try :-)


23 sig June 13, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Love the color and the spices, must’ve been one falvorful dish!


24 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Yes Sig, we did love it indeed :-)


25 celine June 13, 2009 at 11:31 pm

such a vivid dish! I am drooling! It was lovely to meet you today Sunita. Your pictures look beautiful. Can’t wait to see how today’s turned out! xx


26 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Thanks Celine..it was great to meet you too :-)


27 pragyan June 14, 2009 at 2:34 pm

love it!!


28 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Thanks :-)


29 Soma June 14, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I could have Big bowl of this all by myself. my favorite way to have veggies is roast them.


30 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Roasting doe sbring out the best flavours, doesn’t it :-)


31 Nirmala June 15, 2009 at 3:21 am

Really drool worthy. The simplicity makes this dish more elegant. And with a pan fried salmon its a treat on its own !


32 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Thanks Nirmala…it was a nice meal indeed :-)


33 Miri June 15, 2009 at 6:30 am

I love roasted veggies ever since I heard of them and make these all the time – they are comforting in the winter and light on the tummy in summer – depending on what veggies you use.
Your combination looks absolutely delicious!



34 Sunita June 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Thanks Miri…the aroma from the oven as the vegetables roast are so comforting, isn’t it :-)


35 Kathy June 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I tried it and it made a delicious lunch.


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