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Potato fry recipe with step by step photos and video – simple, easy and tasty recipe of potato fry. A no onion no garlic and vegan recipe.

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Aloo fry is one of those dishes that you can easily prepare for a quick lunch or dinner option. You can have it with chapatis, bread, stuff in sandwiches or wraps or even serve as a side dish with dal-rice or even khichdi recipe.

This aloo fry is North Indian style and thus has the North Indian flavors in it. I do add some dry mango powder (amchur powder) for a slight tang. You can skip if you want and can also add some lemon juice.

While preparing potato fry, always use a well-seasoned pan, so that the potatoes do not stick. I usually soak the potatoes in water to get rid of extra starch. But you can skip this step.

Serve potato fry as a side dish with chapatis, bread or dal-rice or sambar-rice.

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How to make potato fry

1. Peel and chop potatoes in 2 cm cubes or 1 inch cubes. Place them in a bowl of water for 20 to 30 minutes. The potatoes should be completely immersed in the water.

potatoes for making aloo fry recipe

2. Heat a heavy thick bottomed pan or cast iron skillet or a heavy kadai. Add 2 tablespoons oil. For a slight pungent taste you can use mustard oil. I have used peanut oil. If using mustard oil, then heat till the mustard oil starts smoking.

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3. Now drain the potatoes and then add them.

potatoes for aloo fry recipe

4. Mix them very well with the oil and spread them evenly in the pan.

potatoes for making aloo fry recipe

5. Keep on stirring after a few minutes and overall saute for 7 to 8 minutes, till the potatoes are half cooked on a low to medium-low flame.

potatoes for making potato fry recipe

6. Then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder, a pinch of asafoetida (optional) and salt as per taste.

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7. Mix the spice powders very well with the potatoes.

spices for making potato fry recipe

8. Spread them evenly in the pan.

spices for making potato fry recipe

9. continue to stir often and cook till the potatoes are done. At each stir, change the position of potatoes so that they get crisp evenly from all sides.

preparing potato fry recipe

10. Lastly add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder and ½ teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder). Instead of amchur powder, you can also add lemon juice.

preparing potato fry recipe

11. Mix very well and then switch off the flame.

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12. Serve potato fry with chapatis, dal-rice or sambar-rice. You can garnish with some chopped coriander leaves if you want.

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Potato Fry

5 from 4 votes
This is a simple, easy and tasty recipe of aloo fry.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Cuisine North Indian
Course: Side Dish

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups potatoes cubes or 285 grams potatoes or 3 medium potatoes - cut in 2 cm cubes
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (ground turmeric)
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing) - optional
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder) or add as required
  • salt as required
  • some coriander leaves (cilantro) for garnish - optional

Instructions

preparation

  • Peel and chop potatoes in 2 cm cubes or 1 inch cubes. 
  • Place them in a bowl of water for 20 to 30 minutes. The potatoes should be completely immersed in the water.

making potato fry

  • Heat a heavy thick bottomed pan or cast iron skillet or kadai. Add 2 tablespoons oil. For a slight pungent taste you can use mustard oil. I have used peanut oil. If using mustard oil, then heat till the mustard oil starts smoking.
  • Now drain the potatoes and then add them.
  • Mix them very well with the oil and spread them evenly in the pan.
  • Keep on stirring after a few minutes and overall saute for 7 to 8 minutes, till the potatoes are half cooked on a low to medium-low flame.
  • Then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder, a pinch of asafoetida (optional) and salt as per taste.
  • Mix the spice powders very well with the potatoes.
  • Spread them evenly in the pan. Continue to stir often and cook till the potatoes are done. At each stir, change the position of potatoes so that they get crisp evenly from all sides.
  • Lastly add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder and ½ teaspoon amchur powder. Instead of amchur powder, you can also add lemon juice.
  • Mix very well and then switch off the flame.
  • Serve potato fry with chapatis, dal-rice or sambar-rice.

Notes

  • You can add less or more of the spice powders as per your requirements. 
  • Lemon juice can be added instead of amchur powder (dry mango powder).
  • You can also add anardana powder (dry pomegranate powder) instead of amchur powder. 
  • Mustard oil also can be used. 
  • Use a well seasoned pan, so that the potatoes do not stick.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 392mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 10.8mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 3.4mg

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8 Comments

  1. Made it for dinner last night..it was super yummy..though I added cumin and whole dried red chilies before adding the potato cubes. will definitely make it again and again..thanks a ton.

  2. Damn i loved it, simple and tasty
    Will again make it when relatives will come for get together5 stars