Kerala Style Spicy Potato Stir fry / Naadan style urulla kizhaghu Mezhukku puratti

Spicy Potato Stir fry / urulla kizhaghu Mezhukku puratti is a simple and tasty Kerala style vegetable preparation. Back home, in my school college days it is one of my favourite lunch box side dish. Yes! It is a perfect and desirable side dish for me with boiled rice and chamandhi or sambar or moru curry or rasam ๐Ÿ™‚ . Those days we close friends used to share and enjoy our lunch box dishes each other with lots of fun, jokes, film stories, gossip ๐Ÿ˜‰ , new fashions and trend. Oh God! My tongue still recalls the divine and delicious dishes that were prepared by my friendโ€™s mothers which include Hindu, Muslims and Christian preparations. When there have any religious festivals like Onam, Christmas and Ramadan , after the holidays we have a great feast . Hmm.. I am really miss all those special moments ๐Ÿ™ but I have no regrets too because I enjoyed a lot those days and still remember each moments like yesterday. Yeah! It is a life time memory for me ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes we never know a true value of moment until it becomes a โ€˜memoryโ€™.Recall your school days and go back into the past, itโ€™s a special and fresh feeling ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a nice day guys ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is my school time favourite (even now) ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ recipe. Hope you also like and enjoy it as much as I do ๐Ÿ™‚

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Recipe Type Side Dish/Kerala (India)
Cooking and Preparation Time 20 to 30 Minutes
Serve to 5 to 6

Ingredients For Kerala Style Spicy Potato Stir fry/ urulla kizhaghu Mezhukku puratti

Ingredient Quantity Notes
Potato 4 Numbers (Medium Size) Skinned and diced evenly
Big Onion 1 Big or 2 Small/medium size Skinned and chopped
Red dry Chilly 2 numbers Cut into small pieces
Curry leaves Few
Oil 2 to3 Tablespoon I used coconut oil here
Mustard Seeds ยผ Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder ยผ Tablespoon
Chilly Powder ยพ Tablespoon Adjust as per your taste
Salt As per your Taste
Water Require for cooking potato dices (approximately ยผ Cup)

Method For Kerala Spicy Potato Stir fry/ urulla kizhaghu Mezhukku puratti

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โ€ข Place diced potato in a non-stick pan. Add water (not much, approximately ยผ Cup), salt and 1 table spoon oil (adding oil prevent from sticking the dices each other as well as the bottom of the pan).
โ€ข Cover the pan and cook in a low/medium heat.
โ€ข When half cooked, add ยผ tablespoon turmeric powder and mix well.
โ€ข Cover and cook until the potato done with moist texture (Do not overcook potato). Turn off the heat, keep aside.
โ€ข Heat remaining oil in another non-stick frying pan. Pop mustard seeds.
โ€ข Add onion, red dry chilly and curry leaves. Sautรฉ well.
โ€ข When its light brown in colour, lower the heat and add ยพ tablespoon red chilly powder. Sautรฉ next 2 minutes.
โ€ข Add cooked potato dices. Sautรฉ and mix well, make sure all masalaโ€™s well coated with potato dices.
โ€ข Cover and cook it 2 to 3 minutes in a lower flame for all potato dices well absorb all masalaโ€™s.
โ€ข Uncover the pan, increase the flame. Stir potato continuously (sprinkle some oil if required) until very dry and fry in texture.
โ€ข Turn off the heat, taste and add salt if required.
โ€ข Serve spicy potato stir fry with boiled rice and enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Rani Vijoo says

      Hi Nava Krishnan, gald to hear that you are in kerala and hope you enjoyed our god’s own country and its treat. Thanks for your wonderful support here too.

  1. says

    Memories like those are to be cherished, Rani. I too have flash backs of when my friends and I would share out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in grade school. Everyone usually had a different kind of jelly, lol…

    I can definitely see me enjoying this dish. I’m a huge fan of potatoes and I love when they are all diced up and mixed with other delicious ingredients.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Rani…

    P.S. Is January your 1 year anniversary of blogging??? Happy Blogoversary!!!

    • Rani Vijoo says

      Hey Louise, glad to read your flashback from your school days. Its really interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah! we can only cherish those golden memories. Then nice to hear about your potato love here ๐Ÿ™‚ hope you definitely love this recipe too ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes..yes My blog just celebrated its first birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks a lot for your warm wishes and keep in touch.Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Vipin says

    Thanks for the recipie its soo delicious for bachlers like me its the fastest dishes which can be prepared easily loved it…… Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ˜
    Love ur recipes!!!

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