Sunday, July 26, 2009

Potato Fry/ Urulai Varuval

I'm a big fan of Chef Damodaran(Jeya TV).This is one of his recipe with variation.He mixed all the raw ingredients and mix it with boiled potatoes and then fried it in oil.As that method took too much oil , i adapted this less oil version.this is kinda Kadai dish version,where you have to slow cook till masala is well coated.Very tasty and goes well with curd rice.


Baby Potatoes - 10
Onion - 1 (chopped fine)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 3 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Fennel seed/Perunjeeragam powder - 1/2tsp
Salt - as needed
Curry leaves - a few
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp (Original recipe asks for tamarind juice)
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp


Boil and peel the skin off the potatoes.If the baby potatoes little big, you can cut them into pieces.If not, leave them like that.In a pan heat oil and splutter mustard seeds.then add chopped onion and curry leaves.Once the onion is slightly brown, add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.Then add salt and all the masala powders.Fry till the raw smell goes away and add lemon juice & little water (abt 3 tbsp) and cook the masala really well.Now add the boiled potatoes and slightly mix it with the masala.Don't mix it too much otherwise the potatoes will mash up.Under low heat, cook this till masala is well coated to the potatoes.Serve hot with rice or roti.

I also tried Egg curry from Vahrevah chef and came out really good.A must try..