Thursday, May 9, 2013

Potato Curry Recipe (Potato Fry) - Chettinad Style

Potato Curry/Urulaikilangu Fry(Potato Fry) is one of the easy and flavourful recipe which goes well with both rice and chapati. I have already posted a basic simple version of potato curry and potato fry and this one is a chettinad version of potato podi curry.I happened to see this in a chettinad cookbook and tried it yesterday, came out too good. Now lets get on to the recipe....
Potato Curry Recipe

Potato Curry Recipe - Ingredients

Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 2
Potato - 5 medium sized
Onion - 1 chopped lengthwise
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp(optional)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Red Chillies - 1 halved

To saute and grind:

Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1.5 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cloves - 2

Potato Curry Recipe


1.Dry roast the ingredients listed under 'to roast and grind' till golden brown and grind it to a semi coarse powder,set aside.Pressure cook potatoes along with required water for 5-6 whistles or until soft.
Potato Curry Recipe - Step12.Peel off the skin and chop them into bite sized cubes, set aside.Heat oil in a kadai(use iron or indalium preferably) - Add the ingredients listed under 'to temper' allow it to splutter. Then add ginger garlic paste,onions and fry until slightly browned.
Potato Curry Recipe - Step2
3.Then add chopped potatoes along with red chilli powder, spice powders and required salt...sprinkle little water for the masala to coat well give a quick stir. Keep cooking till its roasted well.Switch off.
Potato Curry Recipe - Step3
Chettinad Potato Fry(Podi Curry)

My Notes:
  • Use iron kadai or indolium kadai for cooking as the veggie gets more roasted in these type of vessels.
  • The number of whistles for pressure cooking depends purely on the adjust according to your cooker and potato.
  • You can make the spice powder well in advance and store it in bulk too and add it for making vazhakai, brinjal podi curry or use it for any veggie of your choice.
  • If the curry sticks to the pan, add more oil.
Chettinad Potato Fry(Podi Curry)

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. superb recipe,so tempting by the look.

  2. Delicious and simple looking curry.

  3. Such a delicious and authentic recipe.. looks awesome!!

  4. stunning one sharmi ! i tried it without onion :) home made masala is always great !

  5. Spicy and authentic recipe. Nice one.

  6. Just loved this simple recipe. Bookmarking it :)

  7. luks..yum try it n let u no the outcome! :)

  8. looks so spicy and tempting curry...

  9. Sharmi, podi curry looks super.

  10. Hey Sharmi,

    Made this for lunch today and it's lip smacking! Thanks :)

  11. Sharmi i made this , kaju katli , badushah and the south indian mixture following the instructions on ur blog for my 1st diwali post marriage :-)). everything turned out suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper yumm. thanks a tonne for posting such amazing recipes and beautiful pictures. the food photos were what drew me to ur blog 1st and i have been hooked ever since. great job! ur mittu's hands in some of the food pics is way tooooooo cute :-))

  12. Hi Sharmi

    I made this, kaju katli, south indian mixture and badushah today following ur instructions on the blog for my 1st diwali post marriage and everything turned out suuuuuuuuuuuuuper yumm!! i was drawn to ur website bcoz of ur food pics. i think the photos r AWESOME!! and ur mittu's hands in some of the pics is way toooooo cute :-). thanks a bunch for posting ur recipes. great job!

  13. Hey,
    Dats the first recipe i tried from your site,turned out really a beginner to cooking world,i search amd search to make my husband happy with simple recipes,hopefully he will like this one too....and 1more thing,would u mind mentioning where xavtly the salt to be added,i would have missed adding as it wasnt mention under method if i hadnt tasted it!

    1. Add it along with spice powders, I missed it in the method now updated it..Thanks for letting me know!

  14. Hi Sharmi,
    Tried many recipes from ur site,everything is a hit. There is no doubt in it. I tried this podi curry with Brinjal OMG that was heavenly. Yesterday I tried on Cauliflower with leftover podi it was very nice. Finally I found something else to make with cauli than regular kurma or 65 or manchurian.

  15. Hi Sharmee,

    Made this as a side dish for coconut rice. Loved it. Just added a bit more water so make it a semi-gravy version. Thought would use it for chappathi later in the evening.

  16. i hav been searching for this recipe ...end up only in ur frnd would bring during schooldays... v all loved that...thanks a lot...n this s my first comment among all blogs i hav visited so far..i love ur work...keep gng...


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