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Chettinad potato fry recipe

baby potato fry Chettinad style
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: potato, stir fry recipes
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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to roast and grind

  • 1 tbsp urad dal split
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp peppercorns
  • 3 no red chillies
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

To make fry

  • 1.5 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal
  • 1/8 tsp chana dal
  • 1 medium onion - finely chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 3 cups baby potatoes - boiled and peeled
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 medium lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves


  • dry roast all the ingredients given under " to dry roast section" until slightly brown. cool and grind it to a semi coarse powder. keep it aside
  • cook the baby potatoes. peel the skin and keep it ready.
  • In another pan, heat oil and crackle mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal.
  • When it crackles, add chopped onions, curry leaves and fry until slightly reddish.
  • Furthermore, Put in the cooked potatoes, prepared spice mix, salt, and mix well.
  • Keep the flame low and toss inbetween and cook until all sides are roasted.
  • lastly, add lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves and mix again.
  • cook further for few minutes tossing in between.
  • serve fresh and hot.