Friday, November 16, 2007

Easy potato fry

I feel this easy recipe is a favorite for everyone pressed for time. This is a very common recipe amongst the south Indians. I learnt this recipe from my mother - this is her favourite one for sure because it doesn't take much time to make - especially when you have to manage a hospital(she is a physician) and then home. I recommend a non-stick pan with a lid for this recipe.

Use red Potatoes for this recipe as they dont get mushed up when cooked. For more information on what potatoes to use for baking, boiling etc look up at

Peel the skin and cut the potatoes(2 medium sized) into evenly sized pieces. In a non-stick pan, add 2tbsp oil, allow few seconds for the oil to heat up. Add 1 tsp of mustard seeds(aavalu), 1 tsp of jeera, 10 curry leaves(karvepaku-you can reduce the amount if you dont like them), 3 dried red chillies, 1 tsp urud dal. Allow the mustard seeds to splutter and then add potatoes. mix well, add salt as per your taste and pinch of turmeric. Fry the mix for a minute and cover the pan. Lower the heat to Medium low.

[[[Additional water is not required for this dish.The water in the potatoes turns to steam and this steam condenses on the lid and inturn goes back to the pan to cook the potatoes. ]]]

Allow the potatoes to cook on medium low with lid on for about 5-10 minutes. The fry is done. Eat along with hot cooked rice and tomato rasam.

1 comment:

Bhavya Reddy said...

hey valli akka...

tried this potato came out really well. do keep us updating more.