Thursday, March 12, 2015

Crispy Pan-Fried Potatoes

Indian spicy...pan fried potatoes to go with any kind of lunch menu.
A side dish made commonly in Indian households  to go with rice and meat dishes or flat bread/ roti and gravy curries.

Potato -3 (Russet potato)take one potato per head per meal
Red chili powder - 1 tsp(use paprika or less spicy red chili powder as per tolerance level)
Turmeric powder -1/3 tsp
Salt to taste
Coconut oil - 2- 4 tsps
1.Wash and cut potatoes into cubes 1/2 inch cubes.
2. Heat a non stick pan on medium heat add two tsps of oil and add the potato cubes saute until oil coats all pieces. Close and cook for 5-7 minutes until 3/4 th cooked
3.Now make space in the center of the pan add the powders add 1 tsp oil when the chili powder turns to deeper color and the smell hits ur nose reduce heat to low gently mix the powders and potato pieces. let it cook in the open pan for another 10 minutes on low flame this helps to crisp the edges without breaking.
Give a gentle mix every now and then so it does not burn at the bottom and finish off by pouring the last tsp of oil towards the edge of the pan.
The potatoes tastes even better if u a re lil liberal with few more tsps of coconut oil.
Let the potatoes brown to the required color. Switch off flame and serve as a side dish with any bland dish of ur choice   or with any Indian raitas and flat bread or rice or like french fries.

Fried potatoes served with chapatti /flat bread and  cottage cheese in spinach  gravy(Palak paneer recipe herea very mild curry, raw salad and a tsp of butter
Potatoes served with Soya Chunks Biriyani (veg rice recipe here) and raita.
Hope you like it.

Here are a few more fabulous potato recipes from Food Network friends:
Dishin & Dishes: Cottage Pie
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Crispy Pan-Fried Potatoes
Daisy at Home: Marriage Mashies
Virtually Homemade: Loaded Baked Potatoes


  1. Just in one word kids also says like wow..yummy..hahahahahahha.just need a fork to finish this fry meena n aftr that cup of jot it..

  2. it can be very good snack too.. So crispy

  3. love the platter and potatoes looks the clicks

  4. Simple Potatoes recipe goes with any course meal. Love the idea !!!!

  5. That first photo! Love that light as well as setting :) Wish I could so a sunlit one like that. The potatoes have come out so well Meena. Nicely coloured and crisped. Oh and give me those extra tsps of coconut oil any day :)

  6. There's no need to go into great length about this potato dish because its everyone' favourite. Simple it may be but surely yummy! I can imagine how it will be like with rasam. Oh yum.

  7. Yummiest potato recipe......Love your first 2 pics and love the way u utilized the shade.....Please pass me that platter.... :)

  8. All time favourite.. such a yummy click dear

  9. love that first pic! awesome light... I could just have that potato fry as a meal... :)

  10. Love the last pic.. the potatoes look so crispy and irresistible..!!

  11. I already addicted to potatoes, now you have made it worse..Just look at those golden brown colour ( sigh...) These look absolutely fantastic!!

  12. yummy and crispy looking it..

  13. I remember having this as a kid, when I was a picky eater.... and I used to say that papa makes it better than mummy, which my mom was always jealous of :P....I guess there could be no haters for this pan fried potatoes... Vaayil vellam oddunnu... nalle ondakiyitte ollu karyam


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