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crispy potato fry or aloo fry in a ceramic dish
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Best Easy Potato Fry - Aloo Fry

Aloo fry or potato fry is an easy side dish recipe with potatoes. Cubed potatoes are seasoned and stir fried until crispy and golden. Best served with Indian meals. Vegan and gluten free.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: aloo fry, potato fry
Servings: 3
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Harini


  • 2.5 cups potatoes cubed, from 3 large potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder optional
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  • Rinse and scrub the potatoes thoroughly. You can peel them or retain the skin as you prefer. Cut the potatoes into cubes.
    diced potaotes
  • Add the cubed potatoes to a large bowl of water and let soak for 15 minutes. Drain excess water and rinse the potatoes thoroughly until most of the starch leaves and water turns clear. Spread the drained potatoes on a kitchen towel for 5 minutes.
    Cubed potatoes soaked in water for making potato roast
  • Heat oil in a cast iron skillet preferably. Add cumin seeds and fry for a minute
    sautéing cumin seeds in oil
  • Now add the potato pieces and stir fry in high flame for 2 minutes continuously.
    sauteing cubed potatoes in oil for making roasted potatoes
  • Add salt, chili powder, ground turmeric and garam masala powder. Mix to combine.
    Seasoning cubed potatoes
  • Cook in medium flame, sautéing often until the potatoes are well cooked and crispy. Do not sprinkle water or cover the pan, the potatoes will turn soft.
    Golden brown potato stir fry
  • Once done, switch off the flame and transfer potato fry to a serving bowl. Serve with Indian meals.
    crispy potato fry or aloo fry in a ceramic dish


  • You can use sambar powder instead of chilli powder.
  • You can sprinkle some lemon juice after frying.
  • The recipe can be doubled.


Serving: 3servings | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Iron: 1mg