South Indian Potato Fry is a spicy and crispy side dish for rice varieties. It is easy and simple side to make in just a few minutes.
Baby Potato Fry South Indian Style:
Baby potato fry recipe is similar to this recipe with only a few changes.
Wash and pressure cook or boil the potatoes first. Peel off the skin and let the potatoes to cool.
In a pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add urad dal and roast until the color changes to golden brown.
Add asafoetida (hing), curry leaves, chopped onion and cook until the onion becomes soft.
Add red chili powder, coriander powder, sambar or curry powder, pepper powder, salt and mix well. Sprinkle little water and cook until the spices lose its raw smell.
Add boiled potatoes and cook with the spices for 6 to 7 minutes until the potatoes coated with the masala well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
A quick and tasty side dish for rice:
South Indian Style Potato Fry is an easy and simple side dish. It also tastes delicious and crispy. Indian spices like red chili powder and coriander powder give an excellent taste to this potato fry. Kids would also love this potato fry, adjust adding spices according to your child’s taste and preferences. You can feed them this fry as a snack or a side with some curd rice or sambar rice.
You can also make other recipes with potato for kids like this potato toast recipe.
Usually, potatoes are easy to chop, and it also cooks faster, so this dish is easy to make in 15 minutes or less.
How do you make potato curry?
Potato fry is great for rice varieties. However, for chapati or puri, try this potato masala. They are slightly gravy type and goes well with dry food entrée.
Smart Cooking Tips:
- Make sure to chop the potato into small bite-size pieces evenly. If you chop them unevenly, smaller pieces cook quickly compared to bigger pieces. If you cut them into small pieces, it will be more crispy and flavorful.
Make sure to mix spices properly, so that it will mix evenly with all the pieces and tastes better.
Keep stirring continuously to avoid burning the spices or the potato, while cooking.
Avoid adding too much oil to prevent potato fry will become soggy. This potato fry should be crispy. Adding too much oil is also not healthy.
Crispy Aloo fry
This recipe can also be made crispy. Some like it soft but some like crispy. If you prefer it to be crispy, keep roasting the potato for a while. Make sure you are not adding too much oil, it could become soggy. Rather keep it on the dry side and roast it based on your preference.
I like it crispy on outside and soft inside. So I can have it as a side or eat it as a snack too.
How do you make Indian potatoes?
These are the popular Indian dish. Especially south Indian. Potatoes are so famous vegetarian side from south India. It is like potato chips in western culture. Many make it every day and I never heard anyone dislike these Indian potatoes.
South Indian Style Homemade Potato Fry is a spicy and crispy side dish for rice varieties. It is easy and simple snack or side to make to in 15 minutes
- 2 no POTATOES
- 4 tbsp OIL
- 1 tsp RED CHILI POWDER
- 2 tsp CORIANDER POWDER
- 0.75 tsp SALT TABLE
- 0.50 tsp MUSTARD SEEDS
- 1 tsp URAD DAL
- 0.25 tsp HING OR ASAFOETIDA
- 10 no CURRY LEAVES
- 0.50 tsp BLACK PEPPER POWDER
Chop the potatoes into small pieces. In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
Add urad dal and cook until the colour changes into golden brown. Add asafoetida and mix well in the oil. Add curry leaves, chopped potatoes and mix well
Cover and cook until potatoes become soft, but not mushy.
Add red chili powder, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and mix well
Cook uncovered until the potatoes turn crispy. Keep stirring in between to avoid potatoes get burned.
Add pepper powder, mix well and serve.
How to serve South Indian spicy potato fry?
Serve this potato fry with any rice varieties. Nothing beats the combination of yogurt rice with spicy potato fry.