Friday, December 13, 2013

Urulaikizhangu Poriyal / Potato fry

A Simple Potato Fry in South Indian Style
Home frieshouse friescottage fries, or sometimes American fries are a type of basic potato Fry dish made by pan or skillet frying chunked, sliced, wedged, or diced potatoes, which are sometimes unpeeled and may have been par-cooked by boiling, baking, steaming, or microwaving.

In this Recipe the potatoes are not separately cooked,but the thin cut helps it to cook in the steam it produces while frying it.This Combination of simple indian spices not only make it yummy ,but easier to make.

Ingredients:

Potato - Medium Size 5
Oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp
Curry Leaf - 1 Sprig
Ginger - 1 " Cut into Julienne
Chilly Pd - 2 tsp
Turmeric Pd - 1 tsp
Salt.
Hing/Asafoetida - 1 pinch

Preparation:


Cut into half,then again to half,then each quarters sliced thinly into dices (like shown in the photo) soaked in water(to prevent blackening of potato due to oxidation)

Method:

1.Heat a Big Non Stick Skillet and add oil ,then add mustard seeds once it splutters add hing.

2.Now add sliced potatoes and curry leaf along with turmeric.
3.Give a mix,then immediately add the chilly pd and salt.


3.Now only job is to roast it till its cooked and its little crispy.Then switch off the flame and let it sit on the skillet till it get warm.This heat in skillet will make the bottom crispier.

4.Then Transfer it to a serving dish.
In South India Potato Fry and Curd Rice is a well known best combination liked by everyone.

Tip:

1.You can sprinkle water if u feel potato is not steaming properly to cook itself,but try not to use water as much as possible ,it will give you a crispier potato.

2.Add extra oil to help it crisp well enough.

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