Tip of the Day

"Use the water of boiled vegetables for gravy,doing so you get more flavour and you don't lose the nutrients which otherwise drain off with water.."

*Potato (Aloo) Fry...

Today's recipe is Potato(Aloo) Fry. This is a very tasty and quick to make recipe. Serve it with chapati,paratha or just enjoy it with rice and dal,its simply amazing. I just love it!!!!

Potatoes.......who doesn't like them???? They are one of the widely used vegetable all over the world. They can be boiled, baked, fried, and micro waved, steamed, roasted, mashed, and placed in salads, with or without the peel.

Friends,check out this cool "Potato Song" video I found in Youtube :

The potato is thought to be just a high source of calories and that it is fattening .This is not true. You will surprised to know that it is almost fat-free. In fact the addition of high calorie toppings like butter,sour cream,mayonnaise dressing,etc make the potato recipe fattening. It has many nutritional advantages.

Here are some facts we should know about potatoes:
  • Potatoes contain a number of important vitamins and minerals. A medium potato (150g/5.3 oz) with the skin provides 27 mg vitamin C (45% of the Daily Value (DV)), 620 mg of potassium (18% of DV), 0.2 mg vitamin B6(10% of DV) and trace amounts of thiamin,riboflavin,folate, niacin,magnesium,phosphorus,iron and zinc.
  • Moreover, the fiber content of a potato with skin (2 grams) equals that of many whole grain breads,pastas and cereals.
  • Potatoes also contain an assortment of phytochemicals,such as carotenoids and polyphenols.

  • The notion that “all of the potato’s nutrients” are found in the skin is an urban legend. While the skin does contain approximately half of the total dietary fiber, more than 50% of the nutrients are found within the potato itself. The cooking method used can significantly impact the nutrient availability of the potato.
  • (Source: Wikipedia)
Check some interesting facts about potatoes here .


  • Potato- 2 big
  • Olive oil - 3 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 2 tsp
    Cumin seeds- 2 tsp
    Asafoetida (hing)-A pinch
    Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
    Red chilli powder- 2 tsp
    Lime juice -1 tsp
    Salt to taste


  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into long slices.

  • *Add about 3 tsp of salt to the potato slices,mix well and keep aside for about 30-45 mins.
  • Then squeeze the slices to remove all the water.

  • Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves,cumin and mustard seeds.Once they crackle,add the potato slices and mix well.

  • Cook till the potato slices become crispy and light brownish.

  • Then add turmeric and red chilli powder and lime juice.Mix and cook for about 2 mins,then switch off the flame.

  • Serve hot with Roti,paratha or rice and dal.
Serves: 2-3

  • * Addition of salt helps in removal of water from the potatoes and make the recipe crispy.Use this method to make potato chips.
I am sending this recipe to the 'Monthly Mingle-Sensational Sides' event hosted by Ruth of Ruth's kitchen Experiments and started by Meeta of What's for lunch, Honey?


Ramya's Mane Adige said...

hmmm.. interesting! Now, I wont feel guilty while having potatoes!! :)

G.Pavani said...

oah.. it looks colourful and mouthwatering hetal..

Sireesha said...

Love potato fry very much...looks very tasty and delicious....

Sangeeth said...

interesting info and luved the song re...recipe as usual anything with potato is a real treat!

Cham said...

Looks crispy and spicy, good with rice!

Madhavi said...

Potatoes my fav, and this fry looks mouthwatering!!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Job well done... Like the color and sounds spicy too...

Uma said...

yummy potato fry.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

thx for your comments dear.. first time here. like your blog very much.

Meeta said...

potatoes are a great side and I always find we indians can work it best. once again this is a great dish and a lovely entry! thanks!

Bhawana said...

Good one Isha :). I like ur name Isha :D.

Anil P said...

That was interesting gyaan about potato, didn't know of it before.

anudivya said...

That potato song is so funny! Good information about potato and its nutritional value.

Ruth E said...

This looks delicious!!!! A great entry to the mingle, thank you!

Jude said...

Looks great and such an interesting video.

meeso said...

Thanks for all the information on potatoes... Your dish looks great!