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Urulan Kizhanga Mezhukkuperatti – Stir-fried potatoes – A Superb Actress And A Star

Each actor lends her own flavour and Sridevi with her natural talent has raised the bar for many a follower. I was fortunate indeed to see many of her earlier movies – Moondru Mudichu, 16  Vayathinile, Varumayin Niram Sigappu, Sigappu Rojakkal, Moondram Pirai –  great story telling accentuated  by excellent performance. It is a treat to see her on celluloid – her natural spontaneity, vulnerability and great screen presence, lights up the screen.

How then can I miss “English Vinglish” her comeback vehicle? The years off the screen seems to have only honed her supreme talent. She carries the film effortlessly, and her  portrayal of the quintessential Indian homemaker – deep-rooted in values, dignified in actions  – holding the family together, is a joy to behold. This feel good movie is a must watch .

Holidays are happy, lazy, round-the-table conversation times  when the family gets together for lunch. On these days a must on the menu, particularly for my husband, who loves potatoes in any form,is stir fried potatoes /urulan kizhanga mezhukkuperatti.

Urulankizhangu Mezhukkuperatti – Stir Fried Potatoes


  • 500 gm  Potato  or 4 cups cubed Potato
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilly powder
  • 3 Stalks Curry leaves
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt To taste


Wash potatoes, peel and cut in cubes.
Pressure cook cut potatoes in 1 cup of water. Off the stove at the first whistle. Allow the cooker to cool down. Drain water.
Transfer cooked potatoes into a mixing bowl, rub turmeric and chilly powder and salt on.it. Set aside for ten minutes. Sprinkle curry leaves over the potatoes.

  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadai and roast the potato pieces in low to medium heat,  taking care to stir occasionally  for about 30  minutes, till they  turn golden brown and crisp on the outside.
  • Serve hot with rice or chappatis.

About Paddy

When I married and came to Bangalore, it was a real ‘Pensioners’ Paradise.’ The climate was as today’s generation would say – ‘Awesome’. It was cool and pleasant throughout the year. My parents cautioned me to keep warm and have given me the loveliest Kashmir shawls, which I treasure to this day. Since I could not distinguish between rice and dal, cooking was an uphill task. I had a cook from Kerala, but the cold weather did not suit her and in a month’s time, she went back. Looking back, I have come a long way now… Cooking for me has metamorphosed from a daily routine of making edible and nutritious food for my family to an exciting journey of creativity by experimenting with different flavors and ingredients. To me, food is not only for nourishment and sustenance. Its taste and flavors take us back to our good times too. Food is nostalgia and comfort. It brings home our culture. Food is a treat and nourishment for the soul too. I dedicate this blog to my parents, who instilled in me a strong sense of ethics and discipline, and whose affection, love and support gives me strength in this journey of life. I feel the need of today’s generation, who come away from their homes and crave for home cooked food. To you too, I dedicate this blog, where I will share the recipes that I have learnt and grown to love over the years.


2 thoughts on “Urulan Kizhanga Mezhukkuperatti – Stir-fried potatoes – A Superb Actress And A Star

  1. potato slow roasted is a delight anytime.

    Posted by Rajani | February 19, 2013, 9:19 AM

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