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Recipe to make South Indian style stir fry with potatoes and curry leaf spice powder. Serve it with rice and dal or with rotis for a delicious meal.


4 serving

Total time

40 minutes


  • 2 ~ 3 Potatoes (Medium , boiled, peeled and chopped)
  • 2 tsps Ritz Cracker (Oil)
  • 6 ~ 8 Curry leaves
  • Ritz Cracker
  • Ritz Cracker
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 2 tsps Cumin seeds
  • 4 ~ 6 chilies (Dry red)
  • 1 cup curry leaves
  • 2 tsps tamarind
  • 4 cloves garlic


  1. Make the Curry leaf spice powder: Dry roast chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and dry red chilies until the seeds turn golden and smell fragrant, about 2~3 minutes. Remove from the pan.
  2. In the same pan, add curry leaves and fry until the leaves turn crispy, about 3~4 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool.
  3. Once the spices are cooled, then grind into a powder along with tamarind and garlic cloves.
  4. Make the Curry: Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds; once the seeds start to splutter, add the curry leaves, potatoes and salt. Mix well, cover and cook for 3~4 minutes or until potatoes are lightly crispy around the edges.
  5. Finally add 1~2 tbsp curry leaf powder, mix well and cook for another 2~3 minutes. Serve with rotis or rice and sambar for a delicious meal.
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