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Fried baby potatoes recipe with step by step pictures and recipe video

What are Fried Baby Potatoes?

Fried Baby Potatoes are spicy and tangy baby potatoes with the crunchy exterior and soft interior. In this particular recipe, I have neither peeled nor boiled the baby potatoes.  I have fried them in sufficient oil so that they get cooked and the skin gets really crunchy.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Fried Baby Potatoes Recipe

Baby potatoes are available in the market these days and I get home one pack every time I go vegetable shopping because they look so cute and needless to mention that potatoes are everyone’s favorite. I use baby potatoes to try different dum aalo recipes, starter recipes etc. The only annoying part about baby potatoes is peeling them. That is tiring and time-consuming. And in this recipe, I have not peeled the baby potatoes. I have washed them properly and fried with spices. Make sure you select baby potatoes with thin skin.

Potato lovers should try healthy veggie shots, aalu tukaalu tikki etc.


Fried Baby Potatoes Recipe

Spicy and tangy potatoes with crunchy exterior and soft interior 

Prep time  5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Serves 4 persons

Ingredients for Fried Baby Potatoes Recipe

  • 2 cups baby potatoes, thoroughly washed
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida (heeng)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (kali mirch)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ tsp dry mango (amchur) powder
  • 1 tbsp coarse crushed fennel seeds (saunf) powder 

How to Make Fried Baby Potatoes

1. Prepare tempering

Heat 2 tbsp oil. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds and ¼ tsp asafetida.


2. Add potatoes and salt and cook baby potatoes

Toss in baby potatoes. Sprinkle salt to taste. Cover and cook till the potatoes are soft and cooked.


3. Add spices, water and cook

Add 1 tsp red chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp freshly grounded black pepper (kali mirch). Add ¼ cup water. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.


4. Add fennel seeds powder and dry mango powder

Add 1 tbsp coarse fennel seeds powder and ¾ tsp dry mango powder. Mix toss everything well.


5. Bon appétit

Serve fried baby potatoes with jeera rice and dal tadka.

Fried Baby Potatoes Recipe


  • You can also boil and peel the baby potatoes.
  • You can season the potatoes with your choice of spices and herbs such as curry leaves, mint leaves etc.
Watch Video – How to Make Fired Baby Potatoes | Roasted Baby Potatoes | छिलकेवाले आलू


Another recipe of fried potatoes is aloo tuk. It is a part of Sindhi cuisine and is very delicious. Aloo tuk is fried potatoes, infact doubly fried potatoes (although I skip the second frying in the recipe), tossed in some dry spices. Aloo tuk makes a great side dish. They can be served with dal rice or any poori or in Sindhi cuisine aloo tuk and meethi sevaiyaan (sweet vermicelli) is a very popular combination. Here is the recipe for aloo tuk.

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