Baby potato fry:

Baby potatoes are naturally sweetish with thin outer skin. I usually don’t peel baby potato skin, due to its richness in taste as well as vitamins and minerals as well. This potato fry tastes great as it is or as a side dish with plain dal or Rasam.

I am preparing this potato fry from so many years and my guests usually love this and ask for the recipe, so I thought of sharing the recipe with my readers, as well. It is made with very minimal oil and one can indulge in it, as much as they want.


How I make:


Baby potatoes – ½ kgs

Salt- as needed

Oil – 2 table spoons

Curry leaves – 2 springs

Turmeric – ½ tea spoon

Red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon

Coriander powder – 1 tea spoon

Garam masala powder – ½ tea spoon

Amchur/ dry mango powder – ½ tea spoon


-Soak baby potatoes for some time, scrub a little and clean properly.

-Cut all the potatoes in half.

-Take water in a sauce pan, boil, add halved potatoes in this water and cook until it is tender but firm.

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-When you keep the potatoes in between your thumb and fore finger and press, it should crack.

-Switch off the gas, drain the water.

-Now take one tawa, heat oil, splutter curry leaves, add drained potato pieces and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

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-Add all the powders, salt and fry until you get a little charred texture.

-Check the taste and adjust the masala accordingly.

-Serve either as a starter or side dish with rice and dhal.


NOTE: If you have Ready Tawa fry masala (MDH brand) use 3 to 4 tsp of that, omit coriander powder, garam masala, red chilli powder and amchur powder.