Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chettinad Style Potato Fry (Urulai Chettinad)

Baby Potatoes have a special place in my kitchen. They can be cooked in a variety of ways. The most common and often prepared dish is of course Dum Alu . I have also prepared spicy curry with these cuties using red chilli powder and salt . Yet another favourite of mine is tossing the boiled potatoes with butter, salt and pepper powder and serving them with Soup. 
But this recipe of cooking them in chettinadu style with  shallots and  coated with a spicy roasted masala appealed a lot. Sanjeev Kapur's recipe was altered a little and the curry was a super hit!

  • Baby Potatoes -250gms
  • Shallots - 12
  • Curry Leaves - few
  • Mustard - 1tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
For Dry Roast and Powder:_
  • Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
  • Red Chillis - 2 to 3
  • Black Pepper Corn - 1 tbsp

The quantity for the roasted masala can be altered to suit your taste buds. Generally Chettinad style recipes are a little higher on the spicy side. You can grind this powder and store for use in other gravies/curries .
Peel the boiled potatoes and with a toothpick, prick a few holes in each one of them and set aside. This is to ensure that the spices are fully absorbeds by the potatoes.
Dry roast  the ingredients for the masala. 
Cool and pound to a coarse powder.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, shallots and sauté till they turn translucent. 
Add potatoes, stir and add salt. Add the masala powder and mix. Cook over low heat till they turn a delightful golden brown . 
Serve hot with rice or rotis.

Sending this recipe to Aipi's Bookmarked Recipes - Tuesday

 Also, Sending this dish to Akila's Event DNSW:C


  1. wow.......cute potatoes.This is awsome priya.Gud job and ur pic is so cute...

  2. Aloo in any form is my favorite ..it is such a versatile ingredient..this recipe sounds fab too..like the spicy crust on the potatoes..yum!
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event.

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  3. Haven't had a chettinad style potato fry yet, the masala powder looks so very tempting...flavorful...have 2 try this one.

  4. Slurp, very tempting and fingerlicking potato fry..

  5. Potatoes look amazing and lipsmacking..

  6. yummy,love chettinad style as its so spicy too...

  7. Looks very tasty, mouth watering. Very nice photo.

  8. Potatoes are perfectly coated with the masalas..Tempting

  9. Chettinand Potato looks awesome and mouthwatering.

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  10. Priya~I love to be a fly on the wall in our kitchen! I have so mch to learn about Indian cooking! Lovely recipe!

  11. Thanks so much for your visit and bringing me to your delicious blog! We love Indian food and I've done a lot of it--having been taught by a friend from New Delhi. I do put together my own spice and herb mixtures but am not familiar with curry leaf. Please enlighten me!!


  12. good job ana a nice click, i also make a similar version every now and then...

  13. Hi you have lovely blog with lots of veggies around!, another urulaikazhang recipe the powder is new to me, so this will be next in my potato curry! ( As once sometimes twice a week I have to make potato curry)

  14. I am so going to try this out soon.

  15. Looks so delish.I love to have this with piping hot rasam rice yum!

  16. @ Bonnie - thanks for visiting my blog,
    curry leaves are a major ingredient in indian cooking! besides adding flavour, these leaves are believed to have a lot of remedial qualities and hence goof for health. u can learn more about them in -

  17. cute n awesome potatoes. so inviting:)

  18. love baby potatoes and your recipe sounds so easy and delicious. I'm so going to make them soon, thanks for sharing. hope you had a wonderful day.

  19. Different preparation and truly delicious!


  20. wow superb clicks and my favorite potato's dear.... love it and thanks for sending to my event.....

  21. looks so perfect and yummy!!

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