Indian Fried Potatoes are delicious, fast and easy to make. I served them with  Homemade Pork Grilling Sausages.

Indian Pan Fried Potatoes

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 people


  • 6-8 mini red skinned and Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp mustard seed
  • 2 cloves grated garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric


Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.

  • Rinse and thinly slice 6-8 mini red skinned and Yukon gold potatoes.
  • Heat 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil in a medium sized skillet and add 1 tbsp mustard seed and heat over medium high heat until the mustard seeds start to pop. About 3-4 minutes.
  • Add sliced potatoes and toss to combine evenly. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and add 2 cloves grated garlic and stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cover with a lid, leaving just a sliver of opening to allow some of the steam to escape. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes can be easily pierced with the tip of a knife.
  • Remove lid, add 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp ground coriander, and 1 tsp ground turmeric and stir to combine.
  • Increase heat to medium high and cook another 5-7 minutes or until the potatoes have turned golden and start to crisp.

Author Notes

The thing that makes this dish a little different is the cooking method used. I have several recipes for cooktop roasted potatoes, or oven roasted potatoes, but this recipe uses yet another cooking method.  This is slow roasting raw potatoes in a little oil and covered with a lid until the potatoes become tender. Then, removing the lid, increasing the heat and allowing the potatoes to become golden and crisp. Once I saw this recipe, I was immediately reminded of how my mother made fried potatoes, my sister's favorite potato dish. We just made the potatoes the same way as this recipe, but sliced the potatoes in wedges and just seasoned with kosher salt when they were golden. 

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