Thursday, January 21, 2016

Stir- Fried Purple Potatoes

The purple potatoes are naturally colorful looking alternative to the otherwise boring yellow ones and I hear they have higher potassium and  4 times more antioxidants than Russet potatoes. 
I don't mean to sell that  idea to u :) but they look simply pretty when served with meat. For the punch and contrast flavor go for pickled onion too. Use other pickled veggies if u are planning to cook for a date night for obvious reasons:)

Baby purple potato - 1 lb
Garlic- 6 -8 flakes
Red chili flakes- 1/2 tsp or more
Fresh Italian parsley - few strands
Fresh rosemary - 1 sprig
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil - 1 tbsp

Wash and scrub the potatoes well. Steam it until 3/ 4 th cooked. Remove and allow it to cool. Cut into half.
Heat oil in a pan and add the garlic chopped when it gives out a good aroma add the chili flakes give it few seconds then add the potatoes cut salt and pepper and rosemary chopped. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking until potato is fully done and edges are crisp. Before switching off add parsley chopped and give it a gentle toss so the potato does not mash up.
Serve the stir fried purple potatoes with roasted Cornish hen and freshly pickled red onion and Red Wine(Homemade)

Other purple potato recipes:

Hope you like it.

More potato ideas from Food Network friends:
Creative Culinary: Bacon and Caramelized Onion Potato Salad
Homemade Delish: 
Parmesan-Crusted Potato Wedges
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: 
Stir-Fried Purple Potatoes
Healthy Eats: 
6 Better Ways to Eat Potatoes
In Jennie's Kitchen: 
Slow Cooked Baked Potatoes
Taste with the Eyes: 
Flatbread Pizza: Potato, Arugula, Sour Cream, Chives, Olive, Truffle, Lemon
Napa Farmhouse 1885: 
Mashed Russet and Sweet Potato Casserole
Red or Green: 
Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes
The Wimpy Vegetarian: 
Sweet Potatoes Anna with Apples and Raisins
From My Corner of Saratoga: 
Air Fried French Fries
FN Dish: 
5 Downright Perfect Potato Dishes


  1. looks so yum and tempting.. I was hesitating whenever I see purple potato because I thought it is GMO but this is really tempting me

    1. Veena,I did a quick search on purple potatoes and to my relief found that they are not genetically modified, its a popular South American variety which the rest of the world is catching up with. Purple potato has energy rich properties and best in blue color food group. So don't worry go ahead and buy it.


  2. Delicious and very inviting looking stir fry

  3. I never tried purple potatoes and now I am thrilled to try them!

    1. Give it a try Dolphia I think u will like it.

  4. fabulous roast and the platter looks inviting

  5. Yum yum....I miss purple potatoes in Indian.

    1. Oh thats sad! Great to hear from u Chitrangada..long time :)

  6. I fell in love with purple potatoes just by looking at it. I wish to try it some time, why don't we get it here :(
    That is one gorgeous plate Meena. The purple potatoes and the beautifully roasted Cornish hen is so tempting.

    1. Thank u Jyothi. Pp not available in Blore? that's surprising !

  7. Purple potatoes? Really? Hearing it first time... the hen and the potatoes would be a favorite meal for me!

    1. I see it here in most shops hmm gulfil vanille thats surprising.
      Thank you dear.

  8. Purple potatoes are like exclusive commodity over here. So I stick with the local ones. This is truly appealing - the visuals as always and the flavours, ahhh!! I love because hardly such a dish in my house.

  9. Yummy recipe... Never seen purple potato before... Will try it for sure

  10. This is new to me ,and I was wondering where have you been dear, I always wait for your recipes


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