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homely south indian style baby potato fry recipe.
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baby potato fry recipe with step by step pics – homely south indian style baby potato fry recipe.

baby potato fry recipe

i make this potato fry as a side dish with sambar or rasam. so this time again i thought of taking pics and adding the recipe. 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 potato fry 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 this baby potato fry as a side dish with rasam-rice, sambar-rice or even with chapati or pooris.

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baby potato fry

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes
Course:side dish
Cuisine:south indian
Calories:219kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
4.38 from 8 votes
baby potato fry
homely south indian style baby potato fry recipe.

INGREDIENTS FOR baby potato fry

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

HOW TO MAKE baby potato fry

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 the potatoes 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 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 potatoes, in such a way that they coat the potatoes evenly.
  • add salt and stir again.
  • saute the baby potatoes for 4 to 5 minutes on a low flame. then add chopped coriander leaves.
  • stir and switch off the flame.
  • serve baby potato fry as a side dish with rasam-rice, sambar-rice or dal-rice. you can also have the potato fry with chapati.
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preparation 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 for baby potato fry recipe

2. when the potatoes become warm, peel and keep them aside.

baby potatoes for baby potato fry recipe

making baby potato fry

3. heat 1 tbsp sesame oil in a pan. add the mustard seeds and crackle them.

tempering for baby potato fry recipe

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

cumin for baby potato fry recipe

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

onions for baby potato fry recipe

6. saute till the onions turn translucent.

onions for baby potato fry recipe

7. add the peeled potatoes.

potatoes for baby potato fry recipe

8. stir the potatoes.

potatoes for baby potato fry recipe

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 potatoes, in such a way that they coat the baby potatoes evenly.

spices for baby potato fry recipe

10. add salt and stir again.

salt for baby potato fry recipe

11. saute the baby potatoes for 4 to 5 minutes on a low flame. then add chopped coriander leaves.

coriander for baby potato fry recipe

12. stir and switch off the flame.

baby potato fry recipe

serve baby potato fry as a side dish with rasam-rice, sambar-rice or dal-rice. you can also have the potato fry with chapati.

baby potato fry, baby potato fry recipe


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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.

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

  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.

  4. 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. 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…

  6. 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

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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.

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