Potato Fry-02

South Indian way of cooking and frying potatoes with Indian spices.

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Preparation Time : 5 mins

Cooking Time : 15-20 mins

Serves : 5-6

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Main Ingredient : Potatoes
Recipe Type : Dinner Lunch

Ingredients :


  • Potato - 500g or 3 medium
  • Oil - 2 tblsp + 1 tblsp for frying
  • Black mustard seeds - ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5-6
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Tomato - 1
  • Coriander leaves chopped - ½ tblsp for garnishing
  • Salt - to taste

Spice powders:

  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 for medium spicy or 2 tsp for very spicy

Method :
  1. Wash the potatoes and cut them into half each.
  2. Chop the onion, tomatoes and coriander leaves.
  3. ** Boil the potatoes in water, salt and half of turmeric powder in a pressure cooker for about 3-4 whistles. Open the lid when the pressure is gone.
  4. Peel and cut the potatoes when they are cold enough.
  5. Heat a frying pan on the stove and add oil.
  6. When the oil is hot enough, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Fry for a min.
  7. Add the chopped onion and tomatoes. Fry for about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add the chopped potatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. Fry for about 2-3 minutes.
  9. If the potatoes are not soft enough, add ½ a cup of water and stir well. Cook for about 5-6 mins. If the potatoes are already cooked well, just sprinkle some water for all the ingredients to get mixed and proceed to the next step.
  10. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and stirfry for further 7-8 minutes to make them crispier.
  11. Stir it few times to avoid the burning of potatoes at the bottom of the pan.
  12. Serve them in a serving dish when they are ready.
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves.

** - If the pressure cooker is not available, replace the step starting with the symbol ** with the following step and continue.

Cook potatoes in a large pan with plenty of water, salt and half of turmeric powder on a medium heat with lid for about 12-15 minutes.

Notes : Suitable for Rice and Rasam/Sambar. Please try Potato Fry as an alternative.

Other Names : Potato Podimas


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