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Baby Potato Fry Chettinad Style

posted 29 Oct 2013, 01:13 by R A   [ updated 8 Dec 2013, 07:10 ]
Baby potatoes are always every one's favourites but making same recipes every time is quite boring. While searching the net, I came across a recipe which is prepared in Chettinad style.

Baby Potatoes - 1/2 kg
Shallots - 250 gms or 24 nos (medium sized)
Curry leaves - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
Red Chillies - 6 nos
Black pepper corn - 12 nos
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Boil the potatoes and peel them. Prick them with a tooth pick to make small holes in each one of them.

Dry roast urad dal, red chillies, black pepper, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Grind them to a fine powder (Alternatively Chettinad Masala powder can also be used).

Peel the shallots (sambar onion) and if they are large cut them into halves. Heat oil in a pan addmustard seeds and when they splutter add the shallots and fry till they turn glassy. Add the potatoes, salt, ground masala powder and mix well. Cook on low flame and keep turning the potatoes so that it turns golden brown all over.

Chop the coriander leaves finely and add it to the potatoes and mix. Serve with rice or with rotis.

Note: If you are serving it with rotis, cut the baby potatoes into half before adding to the pan.