Baby Potato Fry | Pan Roasted Baby Potatoes

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

baby potato fry

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.

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

Baby Potato Fry

4.38 from 8 votes
Cooked baby potatoes sauteed with South Indian spices and herbs.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Cuisine South Indian
Course: Side Dish

Servings 2 to 3
Units

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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34 Comments

  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

    1. 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

  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

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

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