Baby Potato Fry | Pan Roasted Baby Potatoes

Baby potato fry recipe with step by step pics. Cooked baby potatoes sauteed with South Indian spices and herbs. A vegan dish.

I make this homely South Indian style small potato fry as a side dish with sambar or rasam. So this time again I thought of taking pics and adding the recipe.

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baby potato fry

There are some recipes I make often, but have never posted them. Somehow some of these recipes which I make often do not get added. What we do often or as a routine, always gets overlooked. So I have decided to add these everyday recipes too and you must have seen lately many such recipes being posted.

I make this recipe with both baby potatoes or regular potatoes. I always add pearl onions in this recipe as it gives a nice taste. But you can add regular onions too.

Sambar powder is also added. But if you do not have sambar powder, you can skip it completely and add some other spice powders. I have mentioned the substitutions for sambar powder in the step by step pics.

Serve baby potato roast or fry as a side dish with rasam-rice, sambar-rice or even with chapati or pooris.

How to make baby potato fry

1. Rinse and then steam 250 grams baby potatoes (20 to 24 baby potatoes), in a steamer or pressure cooker. For pressure cooking, cook for 2 whistles.

baby potatoes

2. When they become warm, peel and keep them aside.

boiled baby potatoes

3. Heat 1 tbsp sesame oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and crackle them.

crackling mustard seeds in oil

4. Then add the cumin seeds and saute till they splutter and change color.

saute cumin seeds

5. Now add ¼ cup sliced pearl onions or chopped onions, 6 to 7 curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida (hing).

adding onions

6. Saute till the onions turn translucent.

sauteing onions

7. Add the peeled baby potatoes.

adding peeled baby potatoes

8. Stir.

stir the baby potatoes

9. Now add the spice powders – ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ¼ tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp sambar powder. For a spicy taste, add ½ tsp red chili powder. If you don’t have sambar powder, then add ¼ tsp coriander powder and ¼ tsp garam masala powder. Mix the spices with the ingredients and bay potatoes, in such a way that they coat the baby potatoes evenly.

spices for baby potato fry recipe

10. add salt and stir again.

adding salt

11. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes on a low flame. Then add chopped coriander leaves.

making baby potato fry

12. Stir and switch off the flame.

cooked baby potato fry

Serve these pan roasted baby potatoes as a side dish with rasam-rice, sambar-rice or dal-rice. You can also have it with chapati.

baby potato fry
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Baby Potato Fry

4.38 from 8 votes
Cooked baby potatoes sauteed with South Indian spices and herbs.
baby potato fry
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:south indian
Diet:vegetarian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 250 grams baby potatoes - boiled and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon cold processed sesame oil or any oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ cup sliced pearl onions (shallots) or chopped onions or 8 to 9 pearl onions or 1 small onion
  • 6 to 7 curry leaves
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder - add as required, for a spicy taste add ½ teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder
  • salt as required
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)

Instructions

boiling baby potatoes

  • Rinse and then steam 250 grams baby potatoes, in a steamer or pressure cooker.
  • For pressure cooking, cook for 2 whistles.
  • When they become warm, peel and keep them aside.

making baby potato fry

  • Heat 1 tbsp sesame oil in a pan. Keep the flame on a low and add the mustard seeds and crackle them.
  • Then add the cumin seeds and saute till they splutter and change color.
  • Now add 1/4 cup sliced pearl onions or chopped onions, 6 to 7 curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida (hing).
  • Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the peeled baby potatoes and stir them very well.
  • Now add the spice powders - 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp sambar powder. For a spicy taste, add 1/2 tsp red chili powder. If you don’t have sambar powder, then add ¼ tsp coriander powder and ¼ tsp garam masala powder.
  • Mix the spices with the ingredients and baby potatoes, in such a way that they coat the baby potatoes evenly. Add salt and stir again.
  • Saute for 4 to 5 minutes on a low flame. Then add chopped coriander leaves. Stir and switch off the flame.
  • Serve these pan roasted baby potatoes as a side dish with rasam-rice, sambar-rice or dal-rice. You can also have it with chapati.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Baby Potato Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 701mg20%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 93.5mg113%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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34 comments/reviews

  1. Hi, I happened to bump into this recipe when I was looking for some baby potato fry recipes. I tried this and the best part was it came out well and my husband who is little choosy about potato fry became a fan.. thank you for the step by step instructions.5 stars

    • Welcome Swathy. Glad to know this. There are few more quick stir fry recipes on the blog.

  2. So nicely u present the recipi…… I am a starter for cooking….. My cooking become so easy from ur recipi presentation…. Thank u

    • welcome chaya glad you liked the recipes thankyou so much 🙂

  3. I am regular follower of your blog and we like the presentation of the recipe’s. Yesterday I tried small alu fry. My children enjoyed the most. Thanks.1 star

    • pleased to know this suma thankyou for your positive words 🙂 glad your kids liked them.

  4. Good and a easy way to prepare5 stars

    • thanks sunitha

  5. Best veg recipes can be found easily on your site.. keep up the good work5 stars

    • thanks jaffar

  6. You are simply brilliant … Thank you.5 stars

    • welcome rupa

  7. Sir, All potato recipes posted by u are very nice, i hav tryed it, wondrful combination of spices.

    • thanks lakshmi

  8. All the south indian recipes u have posted has a real south indian taste let it be Kerala or secunderabad or banglore or chennai…..u bring all their flavors…..thnx so much…. 🙂5 stars

    • thank you very much riya 🙂

  9. Loved this recipe

  10. Big fan of your blog! Loved this recipe…will try it today- I have some boiled potatoes! 🙂

    • thank you sonali 🙂

  11. This recipe is even a good tiffin recipe

    • yes it is, pooja.

  12. i tried the recipe of coconut chutney with dessicated coconut and it turned out awesome. What’s best is I didn’t have fresh coconut at home and really wanted to have this chutney with dosa. That’s when I thought of looking for a dessicated coconut chutney recipe on your website and as always you never disappoint 🙂 Thanks a million…

    • thanks a lot grace.

  13. Awesm.. i tried this… n its a superhit4 stars

    • thanks kavitha.

  14. Hi Dassana and Amit,
    Your recipes have done wonders in my kitchen…..
    Thank you so much….Being a pure vegetarian, I love to visit your site and have recommended it to so many of my friends…..Some of the recipes that I have tried are Paneer Butter Masala( which came out to be a HUGE success in my family),Veg makkhanwala,peas masala,Dal Tadka.
    Hope this vegetarian recipe journey takes you to even greater heights…………
    Lots of love and best wishes

    Uma

    • welcome uma. glad to know this. thanks for sharing positive review on recipes and also for recommending the site.

  15. Hi dassana I just wanted to tell u tht i love the way u have organized the website it appears fantastic 🙂

    • thank you. i am still working on it 🙂

  16. Hi Dassana,

    Your blog is simply amazing…Hats off to you for the awesome dishes you keep on posting. I love the way you present the dishes and the subtle nuances you capture in your writing…the little errors you point out, making you so much more human just simply love it. Have tried a few of the dishes and they have come out wonderful. Made chocolate cake for the first time and my daughter loved it….it came out like the choco lava cake. You are amazing…. keep up the great work!!!

    • thanks chaitali for your kind words and for sharing positive review on recipes.

  17. Did someone try to cook it? Was it tasty? It looks so nice…5 stars

  18. Hi Dassana

    I tried your Veg Korma recipe this morning and it came out very well. Also tried your eggless orange cake recipe a few weeks ago. I must tell you this is the first time an eggless cake came out so light and fluffy. The entire loaf was gone in a jiffy.

    I visit your site quite often. Thought it’s high time i stop lurking and leave a comment.
    Excellent photos and step by step instructions. Great blog !!

    A tip on the baby potato fry – You can sprinkle a tsp of rice flour on the potatoes after peeling them. This gives them a slightly crunchy coating.

    • thanks meena for this suggestion and for your positive feedback. i will surely try this tip.