Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Potato Fry

Spicy Potato fried in Indian Spices

Ingredients: Quantity
Medium sized Potato 5 nos
Ginger-Garlic paste* 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Curry Leaves Few
Asafoetida A Pinch
Salt To taste
Oil 3-4 tbsp
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Spice Mix**:
Red Chilly Powder 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Curry Powder*** 1/2 tsp

1) Cook potato with skin in pressure cooker or in a saucepan filled with enough water and add salt to it. Once cooked remove the skin and cut the potatoes into cubes.
2) In a pan add oil and let it get hot and then add the mustard seeds and once it splutter add the Asafoetida and curry leaves.
3) Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a min.
4) Add the spice mixture to the oil and fry for a few seconds, be careful not to burn the spice mix.
5) Add the potatoes and mix them without smashing them.
6) Let it fry for few mins and add the pepper powder and adjust salt as needed and fry for 2-3 more mins. A nice spicy potato fry is ready to be served with Roti, Rice and Lentils(Dal) or Korma.

* You can use ginger powder(1/2 tsp) and garlic powder(1/2 tsp) instead of the paste.
** Spice mix - adjust quantity according to your taste buds.
*** Curry powder can be replaced with Sambar powder or another 1/2 tsp Garam Masala.

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