Crispy Potato Fry

Potato has always been my favorite vegetable. I just love anything with potato, my  kids love potato

 fry  when served with some Pappu charu / Sambar. Very very simple and  delicious dish which

 anyone can make it. Just follow the simple tips which I will mention at the end of the recipe to 

make  potato pieces nice and crispy.

This recipe goes to week 2 day 1 of Blogging Marathon 129 under the theme " Cook your favorite



Large potatoes 4

Curry leaves 6

Red chili 1

Mustards seeds 1 tsp

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Kura karam / curry chili powder 1 -1/2 tsp ( adjust as per taste )

Oil 2 tbsp

Chopped fresh coriander 1/4 cup


Peel the skin of potatoes and chop them to small pieces or what ever size and shape you prefer to.

Wash them for 2-3 times so that most of the starch is removed.

In a non stick pan heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaf and red chili.

Saute and add potato pieces, give it a stir and let cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.

Now add turmeric powder, mix it well and cook further for another 5-7 minutes.

The  potato pieces tend to stick to the bottom in that case  turn the flame to low for a while  and cook.

If you think the potatoes are completely  cooked and crispy, now is the time to add salt and  

chili  powder.

Mix and cook for another minute for so and switch off the flame.

Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 129.


Make sure to wash the potato pieces 2-3 times to remove all the starch.

Do not keep stirring the vegetable too much once the cooking process starts.

Add salt only when the potato is cooked and turns crispy.

Adding salt before the potato is cooked or stirring it too often makes the potato pieces soft and


Cook on medium to high flame  and stir only when you think the potatoes are sticking to the bottom

 of the pan.


Radha said...

Totally echo your thoughts about potato fry. This isa huge hit always in our home too! Love you super easy recipe.

Narmadha said...

Potatoes can never go wrong in any form. so crispy and tasty. Wish to pick the whole plate

Harini R said...

No one will object to this crispy aloo fry even if I make it every day. It is I who should feel guilty :))
But seriously it is looking amazing.