6 large potatoes
1 large onion sliced
2 tspn crushed red chillies
1/2 tspn chillie powder
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
1 stick cinnamon
Salt to taste
2 or 3 dried red whole chillies
1 tspn maldive fish (optional)

Sri lankan Potato stir fry (Ala thel dhala) recipe


Peel the potatoes and cut them into 2cm cubes. Add sufficient salt and deep fry them until golden brown. In a bowl, combine sliced onions, crushed red chillies, chillie powder, turmeric powder,
curry leaves, cinnamon, 1/2 tspn salt, maldive fish (optional), and mix well. Heat 1 tbspn cooking oil in a pan, then add mustard seeds and when it starts to splatter add 2 or 3 dried whole red chillies. Let it fry for a few seconds and then add the onion mixture to it. Stir fry until golden brown.
Finally add the fried potato cubes, mix well and remove from fire.

Good for parties

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