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Potato fry

Potato fry (Ourulaikizhangu varuval) is a most popular side dish.

Varuval in Tamil language translates to Fry in English. "Potato Fry" in Tamil language is "Ourulaikizhangu Varuval".

Please note that this is not a deep fry like French fries.

Let us look at a simple recipe for making Potato fry. For a more flavourful recipe of Potato fry, try this.

to fry
to temper

Clean the Potato(Urulai kizhangu) in running water and dice them to small size pieces, we can have them both with and without skin based on our preference.


Now let us do the tempering.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds when it splatters add urad dal.
Wait till it turns golden brown.


Now add the chopped potato along with salt and all the masala powder listed in the ingredients.

Fry in medium to low flame till it gets cooked and crispy.


Transfer to a bowl and serve hot for the lunch/meal course.

Popular main dish to go with Potato fry includes:

Vegetarian main dish:
Sambar, Kulambu, Kuruma.
Potato fry goes well with almost all main dishes.

Other dishes with Potato as main ingredient:
Potato Podimas
, Potato masala fry.

Other names/spelling variations of Potato fry:
Potato varuval, Orulaikizhangu varuval, Orulaikizhangu fry, Urulaikizhangu fry, Urulaikilangu fry, Urulai kilangu varuval, Urulai fry.

Leftover tips:
Leftover Potato fry made during lunch can be used as stuffing in Dosai for dinner.

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