Sunday, November 2, 2008

Batate Bhajjun Upkari ~ Potato Fry

Last week we had quite bad weather. It was drizzling all day long, fog covered which made the day gloomy and the cold winds outside made it difficult for me to step outside the cozy house. Slowly all the veggies disappeared from the fridge leaving behind very few options for cooking. On one such night I made this Potato Fry. This makes an excellent side dish with Rasam & Rice or Dalithoy & Rice. This is originally Archanakka's (My cousin) mother-in-law's recipe which was passed on to me by my sister during our weekend chat. If you are the one who loves Potato like us then this is the recipe for you.

Here is What's needed:
2 Big Potato's cubed
4-5 small Garlic cloves chopped
1/2 - 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder (Increase if you would like it to be spicy ;) )
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
a generous pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Oil
Procedure:
1) In a vessel boil 3-4 cups of water. When it boils well add in the cubed Potato's and switch off the flame. Cover for 5 mins. Drain all the water using a Colander. Let the Potato's cool.
2) Meanwhile, In a Kadai (preferably non-stick) take 1-2 tbsp Oil. Before it heats add chopped Garlic, Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder & Asafoetida. Fry for a min and add in the drained Potato's. Add Salt. Do not add water. Cook covered if needed. Keep mixing at regular intervals to prevent it from sticking to the bottom. Fry until at least 2 sides turn golden brown. Serve hot!


17 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

cool.. looks yummy.. i have also posted potato curry in my blog today :)

anudivya said...

Can't go wrong with potatoes now, can we? Looks crispy and yummy.

konchady said...

Dear Ujwal,
That really looks very tasty. We used to prepare our authentic bhajjunu upkari. Now I will try this, Thanks for the recipe.
-Sabitha

Kitchen Flavours said...

Name sounds new to me. Looks simple and yummy.

Soma said...

Thanks for stopping by.

This is something my hubby(a all time potato lover) is going to love!! so simple and I bet really savory and delicious.

Uj said...

Mahimaa,
Looks like we are thinking alike

Divya,
yes cannot go wrong with it :) they were indeed crispy

Sabithakka,
Even I used to make our authentic Bhajjunu upkari. This was my sisters idea. Its kind of different. Please do try and let me know if you liked it

KF,
Its simple and definitely yummy. Do try it

Soma,
It was my pleasure. Do make it for your hubby and let me know

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow nicely cubed potatoes and the curry looks awesome... I cannt stop thinking of your potato curry with curd rice...

sowmya said...

looks good..love it chapatis as well as rice..

Sagari said...

potato fry looks delecioussss

Sagari said...

potato fry looks delecioussss

Usha said...

Potatoes always work for me...looks yum :-)

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Uj said...

Thank you Ramya. Yes it does taste great with Curd rice too

Thank you Sowmya :) Do try it

Sagari,
Thanks

Usha,
Same here.. Thank you

Shama,
Thank you dear :)

Purva Desai said...

Potato fry has always been comfort food for me...they look delicious

Sukanya said...

Potatoes are always a favorite at my home. Will try this...looks so inviting

Uj said...

Thank you Purva, Sukanya Do try these :)

lankythoughts said...

This tastes great if you make a roll this in "Aalaanu Pitta" Chapaathi.

Unfortunately, I don't know what "Aalaan" means in English.