Friday, March 11, 2011

Potato Fry

Potatoes are anyone’s all time favorite. They can be mashed, fried, boiled so on. Anyway they are perfect to the palate. This dish is my favorite and I love it with curd rice.
It is a hit at my place (my mom and dad loves this when cooked by me). And I always make curd rice to go with this.
If anyone stands in front of me with biryani in one hand and curd rice & potato fry in the other, I would definitely choose the latter.

~* Ingredients *~

Large Potatoes – 2
Tomato sauce – 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds – ¼ teaspoon
Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Asafetida powder – a pinch
Salt – to taste
Soy sauce - 1/2 teaspoon(optional)
Chopped Spring onions & coriander leaves – a bunch (optional)

The Making:

Chop the potatoes into small cubes.
Heat oil in a pan. Once hot, add mustard seeds. When spluttered add the urad dhal and allow to brown. Then add the curry leaves. When fried, add the potatoes, give it a twist and close the pan with lid. After 2-3 mins, give it another twist and turn. In 5 mins, the potatoes will start to cook. Use a non stick pan, or the potatoes will stick to the pan. Now add the turmeric, asafetida and chilli powder and salt. Allow it to cook for another 5 mins. When the potatoes are half cooked, add in the sauces and sauté. Once the potatoes are soft and cooked, add the spring onions and coriander leaves and close the lid for 2 mins. This will cook the greens. If you are not using the greens, turn off the flame after doing a taste test.

Goes really well with curd rice.

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  1. Havent tried adding soy sauce to our normal potato fry. Sounds tangy and delicious!

  2. This wud have tasted super with soya sauce in it....
    Hey thanks for the award...will collect it soon..:)


  3. sounds different and yum!!...will have to try adding soy sauce! :)

  4. Adding tomato sauce would have made this more interesting... Lovely..

  5. new to me..looks so yummy !!!

  6. i agree with you ! potatoes are comfort food and a couple of time I have chosen them to some yummy chicken dish .. and i am a typical non vegetarian :D

  7. Wow my fav dish looks yummy. Nice combo with curd rice right.

  8. soya sauce in potato,sounds very nice...will try it.

  9. Interesting & looks delicious...loved d addition of soya sauce..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. well would only say 'no one can eat just one' looks yummy

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Sounds different and yummy. Will try it out

  12. Soya sauce is such a great addition, looks yummy!

  13. Delicious potato fry. It is easy to have with rasam rice.

  14. lovely combo of flavours- good one !

  15. Thats a different combination. i never heard of... thats yummy :)

  16. looks yummy...
    love the addition of tomato sauce :)

  17. Vimitha, i loved the addition of soy sauce, have to try it now!

  18. I love the addition of soy sauce to these. Sounds great!

  19. Potatoes are my favorite vegetable!! But have never tried it this way... simple yet innovative~ am sure going to try this soon :)

  20. this is my fav to relish with hot onion sambar rice..
    Tasty appetite

  21. The fried potatoes look too good, Vimitha! Why are your tempting me with all these recipes esp when I'm so sick?!! ;)

  22. first time here....loved your space...your recipes are very yummy...happy to follow you! do visit my blog sometimes whenever ou get time :-)


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