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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Urulai kizhangu vadhakal / Potato stir fry

I love to drink soup in a rainy day and so it rained  and  I made our very own south Indian soup for lunch today and thinking of what to do for side dish I made my fav potato fry . This is my fav side from my child hood , My mom used to tell If I and bro had this potato fry as a side you both used to finish your food with in minutes but still I and my bro never used to have this fry as a side we just used to finish the food and atlast had these fry so that we don't miss the delicious taste of it :). Potato fry goes so well with almost every rice and i love them as is too . While thinking of Tamizhar samayal this week I thought of sharing this very simple and easy to make tamil nadu spl urulai kizhangu vadhakal which is so simple to make with very less ingredients. So without any futher ado lets move on to the delicious and crispy vadhakal recipe.


 Potato - I No ( Big ) 
Sambhar pd- 1 tbsp 
Red chilli pd - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp 
Cumin pd - 1/4 tsp
Coriander pd - 1/4 tsp ( optional)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - for garnish 
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 2 tbsp


  • Chop the potatoes in to small cubes.
  • In a pan heat oil, add mustard and cumin seeds .
  • After they splutter add curry leaves , chopped potatoes and saute for few seconds .
  • Add turmeric and salt and saute them well til the potatoes are half done .
  • Now Add sambhar pd, red chilli pd, cumin pd , coriander pd and stir them well .
  • Simmer the flame and saute them well till they are fully covered with masala and attains a little crispy outer .
  • This might take 20 - 30 mins so keep on stiring in regular interval in a very low flame .
  • Once the potatoes are fully covered with masala and attain a little crispy outer part switch off the flame .
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with warm Rasam rice or it can be a great side dish for dal chawal/ curd rice  even.

Linking this to Tamizhar samayal Tuesday whose brain child is +nalini suresh . 


  1. love the color of your potato stir fry... looks so yum...

  2. Looks so spicy n delicious!! perfect with hot steaming rice n rasam :)

  3. Looks very good. Nice accompaniment to any meal. Roti or rice.

  4. rasam + potato curry what a combo ? cannt get better

  5. Wow ! Lovely potato curry ...

  6. Very colourful and fried potato pieces.

  7. very colourful. Potatoes with sambhar powder, got to try this recipe.

  8. My fav vadhakal Manju, love it, beautiful clicks...

  9. Lovely color and spicy too

  10. like this poriyal with rice and roti.. nothing can beat this tempting poriyal..

  11. more than the poriyal, i m looking at those tomatoes.. wow.. they look gr8.. i adore them.. nice clicks.. :)

  12. wow yummy potato masala :) looks awesome makes me drool

  13. Rasam and potato curry, I don't have to wait for a rainy day, anytime for me..

  14. Love the rich potato poriyal, looks very crisp and neat :)

  15. Rasam n potato fry looks very inviting, love this simple yet delicious fry anytime...

  16. Today I am going to look at the screen and have my lunch...the vadhakal looks so yummy love the color Manju...

  17. rasam n potato curry.. worlds best food i say..

  18. Looks wonderful and a must try recipe Manjula.. Thanks for sharing :-)

  19. that color is so beautiful that I can imagine how good the taste will be! :) I believe the sambhar powder and red chilly powder together offered the bright color for sure, Well made n lovely recipe

  20. So tasty and tempting. Lovely clicks. Drool worthy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  21. Love it,It's a best side dish for all types of one pot meal..nice clicks too...

  22. Delicious.. love this potato varuvel with rasam rice..


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