Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Potato curry

Potato curry/Potato fry/Urulaikizhangu varuval is one of the favourite dish for all. It is easy and tasty recipe prepared in Cast Iron kadai. Crispy potato fry always demands more oil but in Iron kadai, it consumes less oil because of its natural non stick properties. Check out my post on Iron kadai for A to z about them.
This is a no Onion recipe and goes well with Rice. When my mom makes Drumstick Onion sambar this curry is made as side dish. The nice aroma of sambar and potato will make us feel hungry.


  • 4 Potatoes
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • As per taste Salt

To Temper:

  • 1 ladle Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Channa dal
  • 1 tsp Split Urad dal
  • A pich Asafoetida


1) Wash and pressure cook the potatoes with water. 

2) After it cools down, peel off the skin and mash them slightly with hands. Don't use spoons of potato masher just pressing with hand is enough. If you feel it will not work for you, cut them as cubes with knife.

3) Heat a kadai and temper the items given above.

4) Add potatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt and mix well.

5) Cook in low flame for 5-10 mins so that it will get roasted at bottom. Turn around so that potatoes on upper side goes to bottom part to get roasted.

6) After 5 mins check the crispy potatoes and turn off gas.


1) Some prefers less spicy potato fry, for them you can replace chilli powder with sambar powder.

2) You can also add the 2 tsp of veggie powder finally to give a different taste.

3) While tempering, you can try mustard seeds and jeera for a different taste and can skip urad dal and channa dal.

4) Finally garnishing with finely chopped coriander leaves or spring onion gives nice aroma.


1) Sometimes while pressure cooking big potatoes the middle part will not get cooked, so if you are using big potatoes its better to cut them into four and cook.

2) Make sure you don't burn the potatoes, adding few more oil will solve this problem. It is always better to avoid high flame or curry will get burnt easily.

3) Try cooking in Iron kadai, you can get Iron as free offer with potato.

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