Potato Fry (Mash) – Urulai Podimas

Potato Fry (Podimas) or Potatu Mash is a quick and tasty side dish that can accompany a rice main course or a breakfast snack like dosai.

Urulai (Potato) Podimas 1

Although potatoes are native to South America, they have become part of Indian cooking over the years. Dozens of potato dishes are prepared around the country in many styles now considered traditional. The potato’s nutritional benefits combined with its productive capacity, has made it a staple of the Indian diet.

Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Servings            : 3


  • Potato : 350 Grams
  • Onion: 1
  • Ginger: 1 Small piece
  • Green chilly: 2
  • Curry, Coriander leaves : 2 Sprigs
  • Mustard: 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Oil: 2 tablespoon

Method: Boil potato in a pressure cooker with enough water and mash it well till there are no lumps. Mix in the turmeric powder and salt thoroughly and keep aside.

Finely chop the onions along with green chilly and ginger.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard and urad dhal. When they start to splutter, add the chopped onion, g,chilly and ginger. Sauté till they turn light brown and add the curry leaves. Finally add the mashed potato mixture and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes over a low flame.

Potato Fry
Potato Fry

Tips: This side dish goes well with rice or even breakfast items like chapatti and dosa.

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