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small potato fry recipe | chinna urulaikizhangu varuval recipe

small potato fry recipe,learn how to crispy small potato fry with golden crust with this easy recipe. small potato fry is an excellent side dish recipe from Tamil cuisine.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Harini


  • 20 baby potatoes preferably of same size
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  • Pick same sized baby potatoes and wash them.Pressure cook the potatoes until tey are boiled yet firm.I generally pressure cook for up to 2 whistles
  • Once the pressure is released,peel the potatoes and drain the water completely.Pat dry in a kitchen towel.Using a tooth pick or small fork prick each potato in 2-3 places
  • Heat a kadai and add 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil.Once the oil is ot temper with mustard,urad and curry leaves.Add asafoetida and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add chilli powder,turmeric powder and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now gently add the boiled potatoes and mix gently.Lower the flame and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add salt,remaining oil and mix well.Cook till the potatoes turn golden sauteing every now and then.Once done,remove from flame and serve hot with rice,kuzambu


1.If you want to cook faster you may add 1-2 teaspoons rice/corn flour after sauteing the potatoes for 5 minutes
2.Selecting same sized potatoes elps in even,fast cooking.
3.Adding chilli powder and turmeric powder directly to the oil enhances the flavor greatly.


Calories: 231kcal