Potatoes are so much versatile and one can make an array of dishes be it fry, curry, stew, sambar, or raita. Chats and samosas are incomplete without them. Potato curry is bachelors and kids all time favorite. And my sister makes aloo fry atleast twice or thrice a week for sure( yes bava, sis husband loves fry that much and he can live on that for weeks i guess ). Even my husband loves to have aloo curry any meal of the day, but i limit it to once a week.

Coming to the origin of this recipe, my mom used to make this curry when ever we used to have powercut at night. She cooks this along with some sambar or rasam and we kids couldnt be any happier. You can whip up this dish in no time, said so you need not doubt the taste, its simply delicious.

The tangyness from the lime(lemon) and the zing from the mint makes the plain potato irrestible! To add some crunch my mom used to add sood amount of chana dal and urad dal in the tadks or popu. Since potato is every cooks best pal i am sure each one of us have our very own version for the potato fry. Here goes mine.,

You need:
2 or 3 red potatoes
1 lemon or lime
5 strands of mint leaves
2-3 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp chana dal
1 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of turmeric
5-10 curry leaves
2 tsp red chilli powder
3 tbsp oil
salt to taste

How to:
Boil the potatoes, i use microwave for 5 min with less than 1/2 cup water cooked covered
Let it cool a bit or you can put in the refigerator until ready
Once cooled to room temperature chop potatoes into 2 inch cubes
In a kadai or pan heat oil and add chana dal, urad dal, cumin and mustard seeds. When they start to pop add curry leaves, potatoes and turmeric
Saute until the potatoes turn to golden brown
Add red chilli powder and salt
Switch off the heat and add chopped( i just tear them apart ) mint leaves and lemon juice
TIP: Never add lemon juice when cooking add them after the heat is switched off or before serving. Otherwise it would make the dish taste bitter-- from my grandmom

I usually serve this with hot rice( and ghee ) or roti/ chapathi. Feel free to add even more mint and lemon juice. This minty and lemony potato fry is so light on fat yet satisfying and tasty. No wonder if you start admiring the combination of lemon and mint and experiment with your cooking!!

This will be entry for weekend herb blogging event started by Kalyns Kitchen and this week hosted by Nami Nami

Tags:Aloo fry, Aloo pudina nimbu curry, Alugadda pudina kura, urlgadda vepudu


Sowjanya Yinti said...

Never heard of pudina and potato combination. Must try this next time I make bangaladumpa nimmakaya koora :). Lovely pictures by the way.

Unknown said...

Love to eat it with chapathis, very flavourful combo with mint and lemon..delicious.

Raks said...

Looks Delicious...The way you have explained itself makes me tempting..Nice presentation...!!!

Padmaja said...

hey one more new recipe to try kalva.
I make potato n methi leaves but your dish is one to try

Rajitha said...

nice! this is how i am going to make tatoes the next time..the lemon and the mint would definately give it a chatpata feel

Swaroopa said...

wow nvr heard abt it. i wanna make it nxt time i make potatoes.

FH said...

Gorgeous!! Love the photos!:)

Richa said...

how can u limit this yummy dish kalva......LOL
it is so very tasty, with fresh mint coming right off my garden :)

sunita said...

Potatoes are so versatile indeed.Your's look divine.

TBC said...

oooh, gotta try this.. Lemony potatoes...yum!

Laavanya said...

I've never tried this combination but boy oh boy it looks wonderful.

Laavanya said...

I've never tried this combination but boy oh boy it looks wonderful.

Kalva said...

Thanks Sowjanya, madhu, raks, padamaj, rajitha, swaroopa, asha, richa, sunitha, tbc and laavanya for your wonderul comments,

Namratha said...

Kalva recipe adhrindhi! How did you know I have loads of mint on hand and was looking for a recipe to utilise it?? :) I'm surely gonna try this dear.

Pille said...

Kalva, this is a nice exotic recipe for potaotes, which are the staple vegetable of Estonia. Thank you for submitting this for the WHB!

Kalyn Denny said...

Sounds delicious. I like the idea of lemon and mint with potatoes.

Anonymous said...

Oh my mouth is watering! This looks and sounds so great.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

That looks great, I love potato dishes! I wasn't so sure of chana dal or urad dal. Sorry to be so ignorant are they spice blends?

Padma said...

I would love to try this, as there are so many aloos in my pantry, wanna get rid of them, sounds so tasty and tangy! I liked the name to it

Dori said...

Only the second dish I've seen on your site and I'm already hooked :)

Anonymous said...

This is something new for me. Got to try this.

Seena said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog kalva!
Your recipes are great..
Lovely pictures too..Keep posting more..

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