Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Stir-Fried Potatoes with South Indian Flavours

Potatoes are not made as often in South Indian homes as it is in North Indian homes where in some houses it is almost a staple. Today I am posting a recipe for potato with South Indian flavours.


½ kilo small potatoes,
12-15 shallots or sambar onions,
A handful of curry leaves,
2 tbsp urad dal,
4-5 dry red cillies,
10-12 black peppercorns,
2 tbsp coconut oil,
1 tsp mustard seeds,
Salt to taste


Wash and boil the potatoes till almost done. Ensure you don’t overcook them.

Peel and halve or quarter them as per the size.

Peel and halve the shallots.

Roast the urad dal, red chillies and black peppercorns. Powder this to a coarse powder.

Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. Once they pop add the halved shallots and curry leaves. Once the onions brown add the boiled halved potatoes and sauté for about 7-8 minutes.

Now add the coarse masala powder and sauté for another five minutes.

Can be served with phulkas or even with plain rice and dal.