Aloo Fry, also known as Potato Fry, is a delicious and easy-to-make side dish that pairs well with dishes like pulao, rice, and chapati. Follow along with step-by-step photos and a video to learn how to make this crispy potato fry.
Aloo Fry, also known as Potato Fry, is a delicious side dish consisting of potatoes, herbs, and spices. It is a quick and easy dish that is bursting with flavor. For a vegan option, simply omit the garlic. This dish pairs perfectly with roti or rice as a side.
About Potato Fry
This easy and quick Potato Fry Recipe can be made in just 20 minutes. While most stir fry dishes are known as “fries,” this recipe does not require any deep frying.
One important suggestion I have is regarding the cooking utensils to use for making potato fries. In my experience, cast iron or iron kadai/pan is the top choice as it results in perfectly roasted potatoes.
Typically, we prepare stir-fries or curries to accompany rice and sambar. My favorite is potato fry, which I often pair with curd rice. It’s a quick and easy dish that my daughter also enjoys, so I often pack it for her lunch. I sometimes include rasam, curd, or sambar rice with it, but there are also occasions when she asks for phulka, which makes for a great combination as well.
This is a wonderful combination for using as filling in wraps and sandwiches. To add more spice, try using green chutney. The Aloo Fry I have prepared is inspired by South Indian cuisine, incorporating mustard, cumin, curry leaves, and garlic for flavor.
This recipe is highly sought after and favored at home. It is a perfect side dish made with potatoes that complements various main dishes such as rice and roti. It can also be packed for lunch and goes well with any type of rice.
There are additional potato recipes available here.
- It pairs nicely with rasam rice, sambar rice, and curd rice, among others.
- You can combine it with rice, lentils, and clarified butter as well.
- Pair it with a dish of cumin rice and seasoned lentils, and your meal is complete.
Potato Fry – 2 ways
Recipe for Cube Potato Fries and Coin Potato Fries available here.
- You have the option to include all of the spice powders with the potato and cook it covered until it becomes soft. However, I have recently been using a different approach where I cook the potatoes first and then add the spice powders, and it has been working perfectly.
- You may also include one small onion, finely chopped and sautéed until golden, before adding the potatoes.
- Include one green pepper to enhance the taste.
- Adjust the amount of spice powders to your preference. You can also mix in cumin seed powder or chat masala powder for a different flavor.
- You have the option to include 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder and 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder to enhance the aroma of the dish.
- If desired, top with cilantro leaves as a garnish.
- For the north Indian variation, simply temper cumin and mix in kasoori methi, chat masala powder, or even amchur powder (dried mango powder).
Potato Fry Video
- Select medium-sized potatoes. Wash and peel them. Chop into small cubes and keep submerged in water until ready to cook to prevent discoloration. Any type of potato (regular Indian, russet, or baby) can be used for this dish.
- To temper – A simple way to temper is by using oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and hing.
- You can choose to include garlic, but it is not necessary if you are also adding hing. However, I personally think it adds a pleasant taste, so I usually include it.
- I have included turmeric, red chili, and sambar powders in this potato stir-fry.
Step-by-Step Recipe for Making Potato Fries
Wash the potatoes thoroughly. I used 3 petite potatoes.
Remove the skin from the potatoes by peeling them, then rinse them once more.
Cut into thick slices like this.
Slice one potato into 5 to 8 thick pieces.
Arrange them in groups of 3-4.
6.First cut vertically.
Next, slice the potatoes horizontally into smaller cubes. This should yield approximately 1 heaped cup of cubed potatoes.
Mix it with water right away to prevent discoloration.
“Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or pan. Once heated, add 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds and wait for them to splutter before adding 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds splutter as well. Then, add a few curry leaves and 2 small cloves of garlic, along with a pinch of asafoetida. Give everything a quick sauté.”
10.Add the potatoes.
Fry thoroughly in oil.
Continue cooking on low heat, stirring constantly. The food should be partially cooked while sauteing.
Cook over low heat for 3-5 minutes or until the edges become golden brown.
Cook the dish with a lid until the potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Check to see if the potatoes are cooked by piercing them with a fork. If they are soft, they are done; otherwise, cook for a few more minutes.
Next, mix in 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 3/4 teaspoon of red chilli powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of sambar powder. Don’t forget to add the necessary amount of salt and a small drizzle of oil.
Stir quickly and then you can turn off the heat. Cook for a few additional minutes for extra crispiness.
Reduce the heat and continue cooking until the potatoes are well-browned. Turn off the heat.
The delicious potato fries are now crispy and ready to be enjoyed!
Coin Potato Fry
Potato coins are a delicious accompaniment to rice, chapati, and other dishes. They can be prepared in just 20 minutes, making them a quick and easy option.
- 2 medium sized potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- “One heaped teaspoon of red chilli powder.”
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
- One teaspoon of garam masala powder.
- salt to taste
- 3 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- One teaspoon of ginger garlic paste.
- few curry leaves
- The amount of spice powders can be changed to your preference. Increase the quantity for a spicier potato fry.
- After slicing the potatoes, submerge them in water to prevent browning.
- This recipe can be made with regular or baby potatoes.
- To prevent potatoes from sticking, utilize an iron kadai or a well-seasoned pan.
- You have the option to cut the potatoes into larger pieces or in your preferred size.
- This French fry dish has a mild level of spice, taking into consideration children’s preferences. You are welcome to adjust the amount of spice powders to suit your taste.
- I successfully roasted the potatoes using my iron kadai.
- You could also include a dash of chat masala powder or cumin powder for added flavor.
What does Potato Fry mean?
Potato fry is a simple flavorful side dish made with potato or aloo. It makes a great sidedish with roti, rice, variety rice like lemon rice, jeera rice , pulao etc.
“How can I create crispy potato fries?”
Sauteing on low heat while cooking will result in crispy potatoes. Additionally, using an iron pan or kadai will also aid in achieving the perfect crispy potato fry.
What is a good accompaniment for potato fries?
This fried potato dish pairs nicely with rice, sambar, dal, jeera rice, lemon rice, tempered rice, chapathi, roti, and more. It is also perfect as a filling for wraps and sandwiches. For an extra kick, add some green chutney and chat masala or amchur powder.
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- 1 heaped cup potato cut into small cubes
- salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon oil instead of coconut oil I substituted coconut oil with gingelly oil.
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon jeera
- few curry leaves
- 2 garlic crushed
- a tiny pinch hing
- 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sambar powder
- Wash the potatoes thoroughly. I used 3 small potatoes.
- Remove the skin from the potatoes and rinse them once more.
- Cut into moderately thick pieces in this manner.
- Dice one potato into 5 to 8 large pieces.
- Arrange them in groups of 3-4.
- First cut vertically.
- Next, slice the potatoes horizontally into small cubes. This should yield approximately 1 cup of cubed potatoes.
- Mix it into water right away to prevent discoloration.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a deep pan. Once hot, add 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds and let them crackle. Next, add 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds and let them crackle as well. Then, add a few curry leaves and 2 small garlic cloves, along with a pinch of asafoetida. Quickly stir everything together.
- Add the potatoes.
- Fry thoroughly in oil.
- Continue to cook over low heat.
- Cook on low heat for 3-5 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.
- Cook the dish with the lid on until the potatoes are soft. Occasionally stir to prevent sticking.
- To determine if the potatoes are fully cooked, use a fork to pierce them. If they are tender, they are ready. If not, continue cooking for a few more minutes.
- Next, incorporate 1/8 tsp of turmeric powder, 3/4 tsp of red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp of sambar powder, and the necessary amount of salt. Lastly, add a small amount of oil.
- Mix quickly. You can also turn off the heat at this point. Sauté for a few more minutes to achieve crispier edges.
- Reduce the heat and continue cooking until the potatoes are well roasted. Turn off the heat.
- The delicious crispy potato fries are now prepared!
- You can customize the amount of spice powders used to your preference. Increase the amount for a spicier potato fry.
- After cutting the potatoes, submerge them in water to prevent browning.
- This recipe can be made with regular or baby potatoes.
- Utilize an iron kadai or a well-seasoned pan to prevent the potatoes from sticking.
- You have the option to cut the potatoes into larger pieces or to your preferred size.
- This potato fry is mildly spiced as keeping kids in mind, so feel free to increase spice powders according to your liking.
- I utilized my iron kadai to cook the potatoes, and it was the most effective method.
- You can also sprinkle some chat masala or cumin powder for added flavor.
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