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potato mezhukkupuratti recipe

Potato Mezhukkupuratti - South Indian Potato Stir Fry

Potato mezhukkupuratti is a delicious South Indian Kerala style potato stir fry which is also known as potato upperi or urulai kizhangu mezhukkupuratti, which makes a simple and easy side dish with rice for lunch or dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 374kcal


  • 3 medium sized potatoes
  • salt as needed
  • 2 tablespoons oil may add little more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or fresh garlic chopped or crushed

Spices For seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 4 dry red chilies broken
  • 1 string fresh curry leaves


  • Wash and peel the skin of the potatoes, chop the potatoes in small even sized cubes. Keep this aside.
  • Heat oil in an iron skillet (or use a kadai or large pan), add mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard seeds splutter, add broken dried red chilies, curry leaves, lightly fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the chopped potatoes to the skillet or pan, in a single layer, add enough salt and let the potatoes get roasted in low to medium heat.
  • After 2 to 3 minutes of lightly roasting in the skillet, cover the skillet and cook the potatoes for about 6 to 7 minutes in very low heat. If the potatoes are not soft, you may cook for another couple of minutes until the potatoes are cooked and soft. If needed, you may add a little more oil.
  • Gently flip the potatoes and roast the other side too in medium heat for another 2 more minutes.
  • Add the spices - garlic powder, turmeric powder and red chili powder to the potatoes and gently stir the contents, cook for another couple of minutes until the spices are all well blended with the potatoes.


Serve the stir fried spicy potatoes hot with rice along with moru curry or sambar for lunch or dinner for a delicious South Indian Kerala style meal!


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 1424mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1197IU | Vitamin C: 200mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4mg