I am an Eye Consultant and I write medical and non medical articles. Today I share a recipe for khichda which in itself is a one dish meal.
Garlic Fried Potatoes
Garlic Fried Potatoes
Just like how my mom cooked them.
They taste very different from French fries or any other type of fried potatoes. Fried Potatoes with Garlic and Green Chillies taste somewhat like fried fish. Or even better. On an average fried potatoes are everybody’s favorite. They occupy a large space in children’s school tiffin boxes, and also in office lunch boxes. We never tire of eating them. They are easy to cook and their cooking time is also very less. So enjoy Garlic Fried Potatoes ..... cooked with a new twist ..... just like how my mom cooked it .....
Serves 4 persons
Large sized Potatoes : ½ kg
Green Chilles : 4
Garlic paste : 1 tbspn
Red Chilli powder : 1 heaped tspn
Turmeric powder : ½ tspn
Fenugreek seeds : ½ tspn
Cumin seeds : 1 tspn
Oil for frying : 4 tbspn
Salt : to taste
Green Coriander leaves : 1 tbspn
Peel the potatoes and cut them into round slices. Wash them. Cut green chillies in two halves.
Heat oil in a non - stick frying pan. Add fenugreek and cumin seeds. When they splutter, add potatoes, green chillies and garlic paste. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Turn and mix well with a spatula. Cover the pan and cook over low flame. Continue turning the potatoes with a spatula occasionally until they get cooked.
Cook further over a slightly high flame and uncovered for a while till they get a crispy and slight brown crust. Remove pan from fire and remove extra oil from the fries. Spread out paper napkins on a plate and put the fried potatoes on the napkins. This will remove the extra oil from the fries.
Garnish with green coriander leaves. Serve hot with roti or bread.
© 2012 Dr Kulsum Mehmood
BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on August 25, 2012:
This I will do - sounds excellent. Thanks a million!
wrenfrost56 from U.K. on July 02, 2012:
These sound very tasty indeed, I love garlic. Thanks for sharing. :)
Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on May 28, 2012:
Thank you Peggy for your comment.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 28, 2012:
These sound tasty with all of the spices and flavorings. The only thing of which I am not familiar is the fenugreek seeds. Will have to get some and try them. Thanks for your recipe. Voted useful and interesting.
Daffy Duck from Cornelius, Oregon on February 18, 2012:
That sounds, and looks, pretty good!
Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on February 16, 2012:
Thank yoi all for positive comments.
VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on February 16, 2012:
This sounds delicious! Will try the recipe.
rjsadowski on February 16, 2012:
Your recipe sounds very tasty but I might reduce the heat a little.
Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on February 15, 2012:
Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Mazlan A from Malaysia on February 15, 2012:
Hmmm..maybe will do this weekend.