Potato fry


Potatoes come to rescue me all the time, when an unexpected guest knocks the door or a last minute dish is required or it can be a simple meal; they are always in hand. When required to turn out a good tasty but quick meal, my cooking goes something like this. Rice, Dal and potatoes go into the rice cooker. I wait for the cooker to cool down and spice up the potatoes with a simple fry, dal turns into rasam and voila there is a full meal on my table.

These pan fired potatoes are crispy outside and soft inside, spiced with salt and chilli powder. I made this with mudda pappu and tomato rasam.


5 medium potatoes (white)
Chilli powder according to taste
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


Clean, cut potatoes in half and pressure cook until done (for 2-3 whistles). Cool and peel the skin. Dice and keep aside. Heat oil in a non stick skillet, on medium high, add diced potatoes and reduce the heat to medium low. Gently keep stirring in the middle so that all sides are browned evenly. Do not over mix. Once the potatoes are golden brown and crisp add salt and cook for 3-5 minutes. Now reduce the heat to low, stir in the chilli powder and drizzle little oil (1/2 tsp) and mix well. Turn of the heat and shift into serving bowl.

Serve as a side dish with rice or just enjoy as an appetizer.

Notes and tips.

To cook potatoes on stove top, bring a big pot of water to boil add the potatoes and cook until done. Do not over cook the potatoes. Potatoes will break a part and dish will turn mushy.


18 Responses to “Potato fry”

  1. December 10, 2007 at 9:43 am

    Voooooh the potatoes looks so outright crispy. And surely potatoes are a woman’s best friend in the kitchen. They are so versatile

  2. December 10, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    that is a simple yet tasty dish!

  3. December 10, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Potatoe Fry, anytime!!!!!. Looks yummy. Goes with rice & sambar or even with plain roti.

  4. 4 Lakshman
    December 10, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    I stop stop visiting your website just because it makes me hungry.
    I can’t wait to get into college. Then I’ll start trying the recipes and maybe even make some of my own! =D

  5. December 10, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    Hey Shivapriya, Me too rely too much on potatoes, love anything thats made out of them.
    sambhar, potato fry with a papad is my ultimate meal dear.
    Fantastic picture!!

  6. December 10, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    Could not agree with you more. Potatoes are a God send any time of the week. They look delicious!

  7. December 11, 2007 at 12:04 am

    I too rely on potatoes for last minute preparations..there is always stock of potatoes in my house

  8. December 11, 2007 at 9:38 am

    Thanks to all my deary potato lovers. 🙂

    Hahahah really lakshman, a compliment or a complaint?? 😀

  9. December 11, 2007 at 11:22 am

    looks gr8!! delicious too…

  10. December 11, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    Yes fried potatoes are best with Dal

  11. December 11, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    These potatoes look delicious, don’t potatoes go so well with spices shivapriya. Lovely dish! 🙂

  12. December 12, 2007 at 4:38 am

    This is the most wonderful looking potato fry I have ever seen! Looks very nice!

  13. December 12, 2007 at 10:34 am

    simple and delecious potato fry pic looks beautiful

  14. December 12, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    This is such a simple and delicious idea!

  15. 15 madhoori
    December 14, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Hello Shivapriya,

    Potato fry looks sooooo yummy!This is my favourite too.

  16. 16 Ranaldo Orphyman
    July 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I love potato fries.

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