Thursday 25 June 2015

Spicy Potato Fry - South Indian style

This simple south Indian style potato fry is usually served as accompaniment to rice paired with sambar/ dhal, rasam or curd.  It's main flavour comes from cumin seeds, curry leaves and garlic.

I am sure everybody in your family going to like this! Try and give your feedback.


Potatoes - 3 medium sized
Garlic – 6 to 7 cloves (crushed)
Onion - 1 Large (sliced thinly)
Sambar powder - 1 ½ tsp (Adjust according to your spice level)
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Oil – 1 or 2 tbsp  


Pressure cook the potatoes until it becomes soft but firm and allow it to cool.  Peel the skin and cut into small sized cubes.

Beat garlic with a rolling pin to crush it slightly.

Heat oil,  season it with curry leaves and cumin seeds.

Once it crackles, add garlic and saute.
After that immediately add sliced onion; fry well.

Once the colour start to change add cubed potatoes, spice powders and salt.

Mix till the masala coats well (don’t over mix the potatoes, there is a chance of them getting mashed up).

Cook on low flame for 10 to 15 minutes till becomes dry and potatoes get roasted.

Serve hot as a accompaniment to rice paired with any south Indian style gravy / dhal / curd.


  1. Well shot Poorni. And the curry looks super hot.

  2. wow thats really a comfort one dear

  3. Simple easy potato fry, nice combo for rasam sadham!

  4. beautifully presented and yummy stir fry


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