Bangaladumpa Vepudu – Potato Stir Fry (1)

Who doesn’t love the simple potato roast, stir fried to a golden brown shade and seasoned with chilli powder? I can’t think of any person who wouldn’t enjoy this comfort food. I realized that I haven’t blogged a potato stir fry recipe so far and am wondering how on earth I missed blogging my favorite dish. ๐Ÿ™‚ Its made often, at least twice a week at our home since Nehal is extremely fond of this stir fry.

Bangaladumpa/Alugadda Vepudu ~ Potato Fry

This stir fry goes well as a side with rice and rasam/sambar OR curd rice. One tip to follow (if you have some time on hand) to achieve a crisp fry with less oil ~ add the chopped potato cubes to salted water and keep aside for 20 mts or so, drain completely and prepare.

Bangaladumpa Vepudu Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 25-30 mts

Serves 3 persons

Cuisine: Andhra



2 large potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into small cubes

pinch of turmeric pwd

1/2 tsp red chilli pwd (adjust)

large pinch of coriander pwd

small pinch cumin pwd

salt to taste

1 tbsp oil

1 Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the chopped potatoes. Saute on high heat for 2-3 mts.
2 Reduce to medium flame and cook for 4-5 mts, stirring inbetween and scrapping the sides and bottom. Reduce flame to low, add salt to taste, place lid and cook till the potatoes turn soft, approx 15-17 mts. Stir inbetween, scrapping the sides of the dish as the potato tends to stick to the vessel.
3 Add the coriander pwd, turmeric pwd, chilli pwd and jeera pwd and combine. Stir fry without lid on high flame for 3-4 mts and combine well till the potatoes turn a golden brown. Turn off heat and serve with rice, rasam and appadam.

If you are wondering what (1) is doing next to the the post title, well, its the first variation of the numerous potato stir fry recipes that I prepare. In future I hope to blog more potato stir fries/roasts with variations.

Bangaladumpa Vepudu – Potato Stir Fry (1)

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 Serves: 2

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  • shaikhmohammed

    wonderful recipe with less and simple ingredients. thanks a ton.

  • padma

    much widely known and made…the potatoes in pic look so tempting..thanks for the wonderful tip of soaking in salt water…got to try it out for myself..:)

  • Alka

    Dal rice+Potato stirfry,Bhughe chaawal (caramalized onion rice) +potato stir fry,Kid’s lunch box….Roti+potato stirfry,Kadhi Chaawal+Potato stir fry,Pulav+potato stir fry….Well i just lost count,how many times in a week we make these simply wonderful potatoes and they go so well with almost everything. and you know what,tommorrow’s breakfast is going to be,sweet vermicelli with potato stir fry,yet again typical sindhi breakfast…lolz
    no matter how many times we eat these yellow beauties,we just don’t get fed up of it,and urs looks so veryyyyy temptttttttting!

  • luckysanjana

    Hi Sonal….hey good to know you are new too, though your posts look so polished……….OH yes these potatoes are yummy yummy…..totally my thing though im constantly trying to get them off my diet. i have fat tyres………….not one but three. lol……..potatoes with roti on an empty stomach believe me its the ticket to heaven……….

    Its ‘Sailaja’ and not Sonal. I guess you mistook me for someone else. ๐Ÿ™‚ And its been more than 3 years since I have been blogging so I can’t call myself ‘new’ to the food blog world. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cilantro

    Kids favourtite…my daughter loves them. I fry them with just turmeric salt and chilli powder.

  • Hyma

    ah one of favorite dish….thanks for sharing the tip (draining in salt water) will try that next i cook :)…

  • Nags

    The version amma makes looks exactly the same. Mine is drier because I use very little oil and then have to scrape out the potatoes and masala from the pan ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Gauri

    simple and delicious. tht pickle in the dish also looks very inviting..

  • Lubna Karim

    Wow simple and scrummy.

  • Shruthi Reddy

    One of my favorite dishes.. but I never seem to get it right. No matter how much I try it always turns out mushy. I will follow your instructions to the T. Thanks Sailu

  • kavitha

    Wonderful as always!!! Since I have come across your site ( 2 years ago)
    I log on weekly and find things to cook for my family. YOU have made me a good cook. One thing I always long for is peanut podi to sprinkle on vegtables. I always bring this back from India ( Abaruchi’s in Hyderabad)
    I would love to know how to make my own. Please submit a receipe for this

    Thanks Sailu Garu for everything

  • Preeti

    Really a tempting snap……. I love this sabji very much.

  • Sruthi

    Nice recipe sailu garu…my fav too..

  • sarada

    Hi Sailu:

    Just love bangaladumpa vepudu. Made it yesterday.
    When we were kids we would fight for the crispy ones.
    Good tip…soaking in salt water. I will try this next time.
    Please keep posting all authentic andhra recipes.
    Thanks a lot.

  • raga

    Hi Sailu garu,
    WOw!!!!!!!really mouth watering……..

  • bee

    that’s a great tip and a great pic.

  • Madhumathi all time fav potato dish. Soaking the potatoes in salt water is a new tip to me. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • R.Punitha

    Hi Sailu,
    i also fry potatoes like yours and
    eagerly waiting for your various methods of preparing potato fry.
    Yesterday i fried potatoes like this for chappthis.
    Thank you Sailu, Bye, Take care…

  • Alka

    Wishing you and your Family a very colourful Holi,Dear Sailaja.

  • Dave Jones

    Hi Sailaja,

    potato stir fry looks delicious! sounds like a lovely way. bookmarked it.

  • Sia

    it’s simple food that tastes best, especially when it involves potato ๐Ÿ˜€ i too make many versions of potato fry. sometime with amchur and other time with kasuri methi… the choises are endless and i have never-ending affair with them ๐Ÿ™‚
    gorgeous pic sailu…

  • Tanuja

    Hi Sailu garu,

    Me and my sis keep watching your site for good recipes. Thanks for sharing this one. My mum makes the same kinda potato fry and its delicious.

    And you know what… we are from the same place. Vizag !! But we are in London currently. Chala endalu unnayanta kada ippudu.
    Anyways… Happy Holi ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Raghavendra Rao

    I have been following your blog for an year now though this is only my first comment and am a devotee. Fan is a much lesser word :). I stay in Delhi and thanks to you I’ve taught most gult dishes to my maid who’s a bengali and have learnt them well much so that my mom actually ate food I cooked :D.

    It was a mystery to me to that “bangala dumpala vepudu” didnt feature in your blog. Later I assumed that it is probably because it is too well known a dish that everybody knows how to make it etc. I too am basically from wonderful Vizag and actually tried to locate your “moori mixture wala” but couldn’t.

    Hope you bring us more recipes and tempting pics. Thanks, You are a Star!!!!

  • Arun Shanbhag

    What an elegantly simple recipe! Yes! one of our comfort foods!
    Got to get to it right away! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And thanks for that tip on keeping it aside in salted water!
    … and boy! don’t those scrapings taste awesome?

    Thank you for titillating our taste buds!

  • Mona

    Sailaja, this is one of my most usual breakfast paired with scrambled eggs. I prepare it crispier and a little bit more spicier.

  • Anu

    add some black pepper powder to your recipe which gives much more taste….

  • Bindu

    hey sailu,
    Thanks 4 d dish…This dish turned out very well, kani wenever i tried 2 make dis potates smash ayyayi. so can u suggest something to fix dis prob…

    Sometimes it depends on the variety of potatoes used to prepare the stir fry. So don’t worry. Also remove lid from pan once the potatoes turn soft and cook without lid on high to achieve a nice roast.

  • Niranjani

    Hi Sailu,

    I have been following your blog for more than 6 months now and I love all your recipes and the effort you put to make each one different and special.I tried out this potato fry last weekend (had a few guests at home) and it turned out so well that the guests just loved it.

    The “soaking in salt water ” tip is too good and believe me, the fry pan looked as good as washed( didn’t stick one bit ) and i just used 4-5 spoons of oil for 1 kg of potatoes.keep up the great work and thanks you so much for all the divine recipes :-))

  • sirisha

    Yum! Happy 5th anniversary!

  • Linus

    The recipe in Step 3 states: ”
    Stir fry without lid on high flame for 3-4 mts…”. Does this imply that I am supposed to cook with the lid on somewhere in step 2?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, it is stated in the recipe procedure that you should place a lid.

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