Chinese Potato Fry

Siru kizhangu (Chinese potato/ koorka) is a healthy alternate for the common potato as it has medicinal properties. Chinese Potato fry is a tasty accompaniment specially for curd rice, sambar rice or any other rice dishes. We can also serve this potato fry along with Indian breads like chapathi, roti, naan, or poori.

Chinese potato fry:

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

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Chinese potato (siru kizhangu or koorka)
  1. Chinese Potato (Siru kizhangu) – 500 g
  2. Oil – 1 tbsp
  3. Red chilli powder (milagai podi) – 1/2 tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder (manjal podi)- 1/2 tsp
  5. Mustard seeds (kadugu) – 1/4 tsp
  6. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  7. Shallots (chinna vengayam)- 10 Nos.
  8. Salt – 1 tsp

Cooking procedure:

  • Wash Chinese potatoes thoroughly till the soil is removed and pressure cook them (simmer for 5 min after bringing to high pressure).
  • Peel their skins, chop them roughly & keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil, add mustards, when spluttered add curry leaves & chopped shallots.
  • Sauté till shallots become translucent.
  • Add chilli powder & turmeric powder and fry for 5 sec.
  • Add chopped Chinese potatoes & salt and combine together in medium flame for 5 min.
  • Now Chinese potato fry is ready to serve.

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    1. It is also known as koorka and is usually available between Dec & Mar. It has a unique flavor & taste and you can use them as potatoes. Hope you will get to try these soon !

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