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Monday, August 15, 2011

Simple Potato Fry - An all time favourite South Indian Dish


Potatoes - 4
Curry leaf - 1 sprig
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder - 1/2 tbsp (preferably Achi or Shakti brand)
Asafotida - a pinch
Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt to taste


Cut the potatoes in halves put them in the pressure cooker along with water, little turmeric and some salt and cook till you get 3 whistles (remember they should not get cooked to a point where they get completely mashed). Remove the potatoes, immerse them in cold water and remove their skins. Then dice the potatoes into cubes. Meanwhile, take a skillet, add the oil, then the sprig of curry leaves. Once they are fried, add the diced potatoes then sprinkle the asafotida, the remaining turmeric, red chilly powder and sambar powder. Turn the flame to high and keep frying till the potatoes are in a semi-mashed state and till they start turning golden and crisp. Add the required salt and saute again. Serve hot with sambar/rasam/curd rice and applam/pappadam.

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