Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stir fried New Potatoes

New Potatoes are Immature potatoes harvested during the spring or summer and are sometimes called creamers or fingerlings.They are not a separate variety of potato, but younger versions of other varieties. The skin is generally thinner and flakier than the skin found on older potatoes.


  1. Baby potatoes - 1.5 lb (around 20)
  2. shallots - 3 crushed
  3. Garlic - 5 cloves crushed
  4. Black pepper - 1/4 tsp crushed
  5. Dry red chillies - 2 crushed
  6. Curry leaves - 1 spring
  7. Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  8. Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  9. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  10. Oil - 3 tbsp
  11. Salt - to taste
  12. Yogurt - 1 tbsp

Boil the potatoes whole in salted water until they are just cooked.(Do not overcook - remember baby potatoes take less time to cook than mature ones).Let it cool and peel the skin and keep aside.
Toss the peeled potatoes with the paprika and yogurt and keep aside.If you get bigger sized ones you can cut them in 2 after boiling.
Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds and cumin seeds, when it splutters add in the crushed shallots, garlic and dry red chillies and stirfry until light brown.
Add in curry leaves and black pepper powder and mix. Add in the marinated baby potatoes and stirfry on medium flame until the mixture is fried and the outside of the potatoes start turning crisp.


  1. The new look of ur blog is wonderful..

    The potato stir fry looks delicious..

  2. slurrrrrrrrrrrrp the mouth watering dish....s


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