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This is a simple Andhra style potato fry with spices and the addition of these spices really makes this dish extra special. Original recipe used whole spices that are ground to a powder, but I just used the already ground spices that I had in the pantry to save time.


34 serving

Total time

60 minutes




  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 red chili
  • 0.5 tsp Turmeric
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 onion
  • 10 ~ 12 Curry leaves


  1. Grind all the ingredients under Spice Powder into a powder. Set aside until ready to use.*
  2. Heat 1tbsp oil in a nonstick pan, add the mustard and cumin seeds. Once the seeds start to splutter, add the boiled and chopped potatoes and fry on medium flame until golden, about 5~6 minutes. Add spice powder. Cook for 1~2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from flame and set aside.
  3. In another pan, heat 2tsp oil. Add curry leaves and sliced onions. Cook on medium flame until onions are golden, about 5~6 minutes.
  4. Top the potatoes with the onions and serve with white rice.
  5. Simply mix all the ground spices in a small bowl and add to the curry in the 2nd step: 1tbsp Ground Coriander, 1tsp Ground Cumin, 1/2tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1/4tsp Cloves, 1~2tsp Red chili powder (adjust as per taste), 1/2tsp Turmeric and salt to taste.