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Chettinad Potato Fry

Chettinad Potato Fry
Last Sunday we went for a brunch to an Indian Restaurant in bay area. Usually that restaurant serves lot of North Indian items. But luckily this time, there were lot of South Indian items. I found one of the interesting and spicy recipe -Chettinad potato fry. It is an excellent side dish to Sambar Rice and Curd Rice. It also go well with Chappati/ Roti. Please check below for step wise instructions and pictures for preparing Chettinad Potato Fry.

Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :                20 mins
Ready in :                   30 mins
Yields :                         3 Servings
Chettinad Potato Fry

Table 1:
1 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Ginger and garlic finely chopped 
2 tsp
Curry leaves
Shallots chopped lengthwise
1/4 Cup
Cooked, peeled and cubed potatoes 
1 Cup
Coriander leaves chopped
2 stalks

Table 2: To dry roast and grind
Black pepper                     
1/2 tsp                 
Coriander seeds
1 tsp
Channa Dal
1  tsp
Urad Dal
1  tsp
Red chillies
Fennel seeds
1 tsp

  • Dry roast all the ingredients from table 2. Grind it to a coarse powder.
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  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard, when it splutters add finely chopped ginger, garlic, curry leaves. Fry till raw smell goes off. Add shallots and fry till shallots turn translucent.
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  • Add cooked, peeled and cubed potatoes. Fry for 2 mins. Add the grind-ed powder and salt. Fry for a min. Switch of the stove and garnish with coriander leaves.
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Chettinad Potato Fry | Chettinad Urulai Kizhangu Poriyal
Chettinad Urulai Kizhangu Poriyal

Adjust chilly and pepper to your taste.
Big potatoes can be replaced with baby potatoes.


  1. Replies
    1. Yes.. It goes well with Chapati or rice..

  2. Sorry Nithya,i think i was bit late to visit ur space, beautiful space here..

    Chettinad potato fry is just tempting me a lot.


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