Potato Masala Fry


  • Potato (Medium size) – 4
  • Big onion (Medium size) – 1
  • Tomato (Medium size) – 1
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • To fry and powder:
  • Red Chillies – 3 Nos
  • Coriander Seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Jeeragam (Cumin) – 1 teaspoon
  • Aniseeds (Sombu) – 1 teaspoon
  • Oil – 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Wash and pressure cook the potatoes till soft. Remove the skin from the cooked potatoes and cut it into bite size cubes.
  2. Cut onion and tomatoes into medium size pieces.
  3. In a kadai put a teaspoon of oil and fry coriander seeds, black pepper, cumin, aniseeds and red chillies. Allow to cool and powder it.
  4. In the kadai put another teaspoon of oil and fry the onion pieces till it become glossy. Remove it. Same kadai put one more teaspoon of oil and add tomato pieces and fry for few seconds. Put both fried onion and tomato in a mixie and grind it to a paste.
  5. In a thick bottomed kadai, put the remaining oil and when it is hot add mustard seeds. When it pops up add curry leaves. Then add the onion/tomato paste along with turmeric powder and salt. Fry for few more seconds. Then add the potato pieces and mix it well. Allow to cook on medium flame till the potato and the onion/tomato paste blends well and dry. Finally add the powder and mix it well.  If it looks too dry, then you can add a teaspoon of oil and stir well and remove.
  6. This potato fry will stay good for longer time and ideal for lunch box/journey. Goes well with chapathi/toasted bread/lemon rice/coconut rice.


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