Mar 29, 2011

Chettinad Potatoes / Potatoes Cooked in Chettinad Spices

Chettinad is a well known for its Cuisine.This cuisine is usually Spicy and flavourful.They usually don’t use Spices which are already ground,They prepare their fresh spices everyday by grinding whole spices.This dish is a simple potato preparation.The spices which are given is really upto taste,you can increase or decrease as per taste.But more the spice more the taste will be..So please give it a try and let me know what you think.


Baby Potato-10
Onion -1chopped
Oil-3 tbslpn
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves / Cilantro-for garnishing

For Chettinad masala:

Urad dal / Ulundam Paruppu-2 tblspn
Peppar-1 tsp
Dry Red chilli-4


Cook potatoes in salted water till it is tender...It will take around 20-30 mins..Drain it and peel the skin off..Set this aside for a moment

In a frying pan heat a tsp of oil..Add in urad dal, pepper and dry red chilli and toast for 5 min or untill golden.Let it cool down then grind it into a fine powder.

In a kadai heat the remaining oil ,Add in the onions and cook for 2 min.

Add in the potatoes and mix well.Season with salt..

Fry this till it gets golden on all sides..

Now add in the ground masala and mix well.

Let it cook on a small flame for 5 min.

Serve hot with Rice.


Take all your ingrediants
Cover the potatoes with water

add salt and heat it up

cover and simmer for 30 mins or untill the potatoes are tender

drain it

peel the skin off and set aside
ingredaints for masala

fry this in oil

Fry on a low heat

till it gets golden

Take this in a blender

powder them finely
heat oil in a kadai

add in onions

cook till translucent

add in potatoes

season with salt

toss well

cook till it get crispy

add the powdered spices

sprinkle with some water

mix well

garnish with cilantro


Perfect with rice

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I love to have it as it is

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I know you will love the too...


  1. Beautiful potato recipe, really spices up a tried and true side. Can't wait to try, hubby is going to love these, thanks for sharing.

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  3. I can't imagine grinding my own spices everyday. Pretty impressive. I love all of the step-by-step photos you took. Very nice!

  4. Your photos really help. I can see myself, making your recipes because you are so clear. Thanks.

  5. Thanks for commenting on my blog..I'm happy to be on your followin u..By the way never tried chettinad potatoes..bookmarking ur recipe..:)

  6. Hey Aarthi..
    Wonderful recipe girl..
    Made this dish today and my husband asked me to do like this whenever I make potato :)

  7. First time here..& OMG you made me hungry!! pictures are your blog,following you.I am going to try this recipe for my dinner today....

  8. Those potatoes look absolutely scrumptious! Love this recipe and your kadhai too :)

  9. Very well done spiced up potatoes.. drooling here.... will try with your masala..

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  10. Pictures will help me a lot. So detailed thank you, I will make this potatos recipe for sure. :))

  11. Aarthi,
    The way you have presented your recipes with step by step pictures is really wonderful. Kudos to your effort!!
    Love this dish a lot. Your's look very tempting.


  12. Hey Aarthi,
    This is becoming a habit now-writing to you everyday. I tried out this potato recipe though with regular potatoes (did not have baby potatoes) and they came out awesome..Had it with rice and your-"rasam, my way".....;-). At night, had some leftover potatoes and so made use of them for sandwiches with some mint chutney too....Totaly a yummy yummy day!!!..Thanks again dear....

  13. Loved ur idea of mixing chetinad masala with potatoes , dish looks yummy .

  14. Loved ur style of mixing chetinad masala with baby potatoes . Your dish looks yummy, good receipe

  15. Loved ur style of mixing chetinad masala with baby potatoes . Your dish looks yummy, good receipe

  16. You make life easier for me..

  17. Mouth watering recipe


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