How to make Chettinad Potato Fry -

Spicy and bursting with flavour this potato dish from Chettinad is a tongue tickler

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Medium potatoes, Coriander seeds (साबुत सूखा धनिया)

Cuisine : Chettinad

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Chettinad Potato Fry

Chettinad Potato Fry Recipe Card


Contrary to popular belief a vegetarian diet gives you all the nutrients you will ever require to live a fit and healthy life. With low saturated fat and cholesterol, high fiber content and rich complex carbohydrates - veggie delights like greens, pulses and curries are your best bet at a meal which is nutritious and tasty!

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chettinad Potato Fry Recipe

  • Medium potatoes boiled and peeled 4

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Fennel seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 1 tablespo teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 5-7

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Medium onion chopped 1

  • Red round chillies 10-12

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 20-25

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Dry roast coriander seeds, fennel seeds, 1 tbsp split black grams and black peppercorns in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsps oil in another non-stick pan, add onion and sauté till it turns golden.

Step 3

Cut potatoes into big cubes.

Step 4

Add round red chillies to the pan with the spices and continue to roast till fragrant. Set aside to cool.

Step 5

Add potatoes to the onion. Add salt, turmeric powder and mix well.

Step 6

Transfer the spice mixture into a blender jar and blend to a fine powder.

Step 7

Heat remaining oil in another non-stick pan.

Step 8

Add 1½ tbsps spice powder to the potatoes and mix well. (Store the remaining ground powder in an airtight container to use later.) Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 9

When the oil in the other pan gets hot add 1 tsp split black grams, mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and red chilli powder and saute for 1 minute.

Step 10

Add this tempering to the potatoes and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve immediately.

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