Fried Potato

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a side dish
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

  • About

Most curries in Sri Lanka include coconut milk or coconut cream, but this is one dish that doesn’t. It’s simple to make and is a perfect side dish to any curry. For those who don’t like too much heat, you might want to reduce the chilli, as it has quite a fiery kick!


  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 cm (¾ inch) cubes


Put the potatoes, onion, curry leaves, turmeric, thuna paha, pepper and salt into a bowl and mix, making sure the potato is evenly coated in the spices.

Heat the coconut oil in a wok over high heat. Add the dried chilli pieces and potato mixture and fry for 2 minutes, then reduce the heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender, turning them occ