Seduce Your Tastebuds

Seduce Your Tastebuds

Monday, 10 January 2011

Chettinad Potato Roast

A quick post today.A spicy potato curry from the aromatic Chettinad cuisine.I saw this in one of the blogs but unfortunately forgot to note which one.I recreated this from my memory.

I used:

Potato- 2 large
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves- a few
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tablespoon

Roast and powder

Urad dhal-1 teaspoon
Peppercorns-1 teaspoon
Red chillies-2
Cumin seeds-1/2 a teaspoon

  1. Peel and cube potatoes.
  2. Microwave with enough water for 8 minutes or till 80% done.You can also do this on the stove top
  3. Drain the water completely and spread out on a kitchen towel.
  4. Heat oil in a wok and put in mustard,cumin seeds,curry leaves
  5. When the mustard splutters, saute onions till light brown.
  6. Put in the potato cubes and stir gently.
  7. Add salt and the masala powder and  stir to coat.
  8. On low flame roast the potato it is cooked and turns crisp.
  9. Remove from heat and serve as a side dish with rice dishes

This also goes to Jagruti's Complete My Thali event hosted here with the theme Sabji

My fellow marathoners are churning out some delicacies.Check them out too- Srivalli,Monika, Jayasree , Priya Suresh, Azeema, Priya Srinivasan, Reva ,Ayeesha and Soumya

Bon Appetit...


  1. Looks very tempting, just feel like having some now.

  2. Mmmmmmmmmmm yumm lovely flavors...

  3. yes this is the recipe I wanted.actually ate this dry dish at a restaurant near the chennai highway and loved it. I even asked someone if she knew the recipe. but all thanks to you and am gonna make it very soon.
    between have mailed you about Arusuvai.

  4. Just makes me drool, cant wait to try out..

  5. lovely and simple recipe!...looks good!

  6. Love anything with potato...yummy!!

  7. Thanks for this lovely recipe pj.. my 2 yr old son is a die hard fan of potato fry.. this is a nice variation though with slightly mild spiciness..

  8. looks spicy and tasty- First time on your blog and love the dishes-

  9. aloo anytime and this looks so perfect

  10. Chettinaad cuisine tops my list of favorites and this potato dish looks and sounds so yummy. I heard about the blogging marathon through Priya and I am trying to visit the rest of you:)I have added myself to your list of followers,look forward to many more exciting recipes:)

  11. I love potato in all its avatars. This sounds good and spicy.

  12. this looks so good that i am making it for dinner tonight :D


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