Potato mezhukkupuratti



  1. Potato – 4 cups, cut into small bite size cubes
  2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp. + /2 tsp. ; divided
  3. Coconut oil – 2 tbsps.+ 1 tbsp.; divided
  4. Onion – 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  5. Garlic – 4 big cloves, finely/coarsely chopped
  6. Shallots – 1/2 cup, thinly sliced
  7. Red chilly powder – 1 heaping tsp. or even more
  8. Salt as per taste
  9. Water – 1/3 cup


  1. Combine the potato cubes, water, 1 tbsp. of oil, 1.25-1.5 tsp. of salt & 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder in a medium sauce pan and bring to a rolling boil. Cover cook on low heat for 12-15 minutes. Do not over cook the potato pieces.
  2. Heat 2 tbsps. of oil in a wok. Add the garlic, chopped onions, sliced shallots and enough salt. Cook till golden brown in colour. Add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder & cook for a minute on low heat.
  3. Stir in the cooked potato pieces & mix well with the masala. Cover cook on medium low heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Open the lid & fry for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with rice.
This entry was posted in Stir fry, Traditional Kerala dishes. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s