These are fine roasted potatos with a spicy kick, but not transcendent. Toasting the spices in oil first seems like an unnecessary step since they all get mixed together and heated in the pan. I've tried it both ways and haven't tasted a difference.
It does not get any better! Loved it. Update: I forgot to mention that I only used 2 dried chilies and it was hot enough. If I used 6 I would of been on fire. Thanks.
I served these with grilled chicken and they were wonderful. No leftovers is always the mark of success in this house, and the pan was empty. Thanks for posting.