Friday 10 March 2017

Easy Potato Fry | Urulakizhangu Upperi | Easy Potato Stir fry

Today's post is a very simple recipe. I do not even have to post it here, it's that simple. But it's a very favourite side dish of mine and one among the first dishes that I learnt to make. So I thought I should post it :) All of you would have your own variants of potato fry. Deeps' family never make a upperi/poriyal out of potato. They use it only in kurma,olan and for potato masala for poori. And that too they do no eat the whole pieces of potato,only the mashed part is had. For me, potato is one of my fav veggie ! And Deeps also loves this fry and enjoys it with pulissery. Now even Dhruv has started eating this. He picks it up from our plate and eats on his own ;) So off to the recipe.. 

Serves: 2-3 persons

I Took: 

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes

I Used:

Potato - 2-3 medium sized (cut into small cubes)
Coconut Oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard  - ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Red Chilly powder (refer notes) - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Salt - As needed

The Way:

1. Peel the potatoes. Rinse them well and cut them into small cubes

2. In a pan, heat coconut oil. Splutter mustard and curry leaves. Add the cubed potatoes. Give a nice stir so that the oil coats well into the potatoes

3. Add red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt. Give a nice stir so that the masala is coated evenly on the potatoes

4. Now close the pan and allow the potatoes to get cooked. I do not sprinkle/add water. I allow them to cook in their own steam. This allows the potatoes to be crisp and not get soggy 

5. Stir occasionally so that they do not get burnt or stick to the pan. Do not get very stingy on the oil here as that is the what will make the potatoes crisp ! 

Serve with bisebella bath or curd rice or sambar rice or rasam sadam as you prefer !


  • You can use sambar powder instead of red chilly powder or can use a combination of red chilly powder and coriander powder. You can even use any meat masala powder or chat masala as per your taste and preference. Make sure that you saute and cook the potatoes well until the raw smell of any masala is gone



  1. potato is fav at our home in any form...looks good

  2. This is the only stir fry I need when I am in no mood to cook... good at any time...


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