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Potato Roast Recipe | Nellai Style Urulai Roast | Stir fry Recipes

South Indian tirunelveli style quick potato roast made with spices and coconut.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Stir fry
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Potato - 3 medium sized
  • Onion - 1 medium sized or small onions 1/4 cup chopped
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - to taste

To Grind

  • Coconut Grated - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Small onions - 3

To Temper

  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few



  • Take grated coconut, cumin seeds, small onions and add it to the blender. Grind it to a coarse paste by adding little water and keep aside.
  • Wash the potatoes in running water twice. Peel the outer layer from potato and cut them into bite size pieces. Set aside. Chop the onions finely and keep it ready.


  • Heat a pan with oil and add the items to temper. Once mustard cracks and urad dal turn slight brown, add curry leaves & fry for a minute. Add onions now and saute them until they become transparent.
  • Once onions become transparent,¬†add the chopped potato pieces along with red chilli powder, sambar powder and salt. Mix well and fry it in medium low flame for 5 minutes or until the masalas coated well with potato pieces.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water or till immersing level and cook covered in medium low flame for 10 minutes or until done. Once the potatoes are cooked, it will be soft.
  • Now add the ground coconut paste and give a quick stir. Mix it well and fry for 5 minutes. Once everything comes together, switch off the flame.


Serving: 3g