Potato fry with a twist

I have liked potatoes since childhood. I am not sure how many of you can say otherwise. This recipe here has nothing to do with anyone’s creations but my own creative sense of taste. If you did not really know what could possibly go well with some cocktails and are still contemplating on what you could do in the weeks to come — well then here’s something you should give a try! You could just increase or add to your starch levels by adding this on to your plate.


  • 4 to 6 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 big onion
  • 3 twigs of medium sized curry leaves
  • 10 to 15 medium sized garlic cloves
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • Cooking oil

Quick tip: Chilli powders differ in different brands from less to medium to very spicy, so use appropriately if you don’t want your tongue on fire. I prefer using olive oil or any other cooking oil that is healthy.

Serves: 4 (2 if devoured)

Preparation time: 30 to 45 minutes

Method: washing, scraping, peeling, cutting, frying

  1. Wash and scrape the potatoes and onions (for wedges style, chop potatoes and onion into vertical slices). Immerse chopped potato in a bowl of diluted salt water (this will prevent the potatoes from becoming black post scraping) and keep the chopped onion aside.
  2. Peel off garlic cloves and chop into vertical slices.
  3. Wash curry leaves and chop into tiny pieces.
  4. In a non stick pan, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of oil. Add the chopped onion and curry leaves. Sauté till translucent and a little crisp (not burnt).
  5. Add a little more oil if needed, add chopped garlic and potato slices or pieces (do not add the water from the bowl) along with salt, turmeric and chilli powder and continue to sauté.
  6. Keep frying till it’s cooked and fried well.
  7. Take off the burner.

You might be interested to know what some of these ingredients can do for you.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Your potato fry with a twist is ready to be served. Serve it as an appetizer or as a vegetable fry during lunch or dinner along with rice and some lentils curry. You can’t stop licking your fingers or sucking your spoons and forks this time.

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