Baby Potato Fry Recipe is very fast and easy snack recipe made with small baby potatoes. It’s a classic North Indian style stir-fried potatoes, cooked in few mild spices and can be served as a side dish with Indian flat bread.
200 gm baby potatoes
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Few springs curry leaves (curry patta)
1 slit green chilli
1/2 tsp red chilli power
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
Oil for shallow frying
Salt to taste
1.Pressure cook the baby potatoes for 2-3 whistles.
2.Make sure, after cooking, baby potatoes must be soft and not mushy. Also they should retain their shape.
3.Peel the skin of baby potatoes and keep aside.
4.In a small bowl, combine 2 tbsp of oil, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, lemon juice and salt to taste.
5.Mix very well and dip the potatoes in a prepared spice mix.
6.Potatoes must be coated very well in the mixture.
7.Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, till they absorb all the flavors.
8.Heat good amount of oil in a frying pan.
9.Drop few potatoes at a time in hot oil and cook on a medium high flame, till they are nicely browned.
10.Drain on oil absorbent paper napkin and repeat the same procedure for making rest of potatoes.
11.Now heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a saucepan.
12.Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and slit green chilli.
13.Saute for a few seconds and pour over fried baby potatoes.
14.Garnish with chopped coriander and serve yummy.
This mouth-melting baby potatoes snack dish is best to serve with mint and mango chutney. Sometimes I serve them at lunch time with masoor dal and vegetable rice. You can even do half of the preparation well in advance and quickly toss with spices just before serving.