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Potato Roast | Potato Fry with Sambar Powder

Boiled and roasted potatoes flavored with sambar powder and curry leaves

Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables and pairs well with other vegetables. There can hardly be anyone who does not love potatoes. I cannot do without potatoes and it is a must in my kitchen. Potatoes are lifesavers on busy days to make a quick and delicious side dish or curry for rice and chapathi.

This potato roast is a easy and quick one that I learnt to make during my early days of cooking. Boiled potato cubes are roasted with sambar powder and other spices. The sambar powder imparts a special flavor and aroma to the potatoes. The versatility of the dish is that it pairs well with rice and sambar, rasam, vatha kuzhambu or any South Indian gravy as well as variety rice dishes like tomato rice, lemon rice, raw mango rice, curd rice etc. Let's see how to make this simple and delicious roast.



Potatoes - 3 medium sized
Sambar powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp
Jeera / Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Dried red chillies - 2, halved
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp


1. Pressure cook the potatoes till soft. Peel and cut them into medium sized cubes.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add urad dal, red chillies, hing and curry leaves. Fry till dal turns golden.

3. Add the potatoes, salt, turmeric powder, jeera powder, red chilly powder and sambar powder. Combine gently taking care not to break the potatoes.

4. Roast the potatoes in low to medium flame stirring in between till they turn golden, for about 5-8 minutes.


1. Do not over cook the potatoes. Also stir them gently to avoid breaking.

2. Add more red chilly powder for a spicier roast.


  1. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. this is aromatic fry dear and spiciful too

  3. Sambhar powder would give a different flavor to this potato fry I believe.. Good one sona

  4. ooh Sona ! dont show me this
    ...the sambar freak in me starts craving for this right now, with some hot chapathis. i did something like this, but with apple subji.

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  5. i also use sambar powder to fry potato.. it gives a nice aroma..

  6. this would be awesome with a plate of rice and dal... yum...

  7. looks so delicious. I love potatoes.

  8. Very aromatic and yummy potatoes.

  9. I too make it with sambar powder these days.It tastes really yummy right.

  10. looks tempting..I too prepare them on same way using sambhar powder

  11. looks yum love this simple roast

  12. Looks yummy yummy.. Love to have it with sambar rice..

  13. Adding Sambhar powder to potatoes is new to me..Will try making this soon. Looks delicious!

  14. Very delicious dear yum, yum, yum

  15. Droollllllllll, u r killing me with ur potato roast Sona, just mouth watering here.

  16. perfect combination for a bowl of curd or lemon super fav

  17. perfect vth curd rice..tempting bowl.

  18. oh really tempting roast, love it :-)

  19. Oh yes, we so love potatoes especially this roast. What a perfect pairing with sambar and rice.

  20. Love potato in any form, this roast looks yummy n inviting..nice clicks!

  21. Lovely clicks and tempting recipe...

  22. wow love this delicious and so so so tempting potato fry dear :) looks so inviting :)

  23. Beautiful clicks. Perfectly roasted flavorful potatoes.

  24. Wonderful pics! Potato roast looks delicious, perfect with curd rice.

  25. Wow,,,simply scrumptious...wanna know if the split urad dhall shd be white,black or white n black???


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