Alu Do Pyaz / Potatoes n Onions Stir-fry – Old Fashioned Way:)

Alu Do Pyaz / Potatoes n Onions Stir-fry – Old Fashioned Way:)

Urulai Kizhangu Varuval:

You know what? People ask me, why I keep cooking the basic recipes and more traditional ones on and on. I agree, as more and more fashion hits the kitchen, food fad as become a culture. Where, when we don’t buff our knowledge about latest trends’ they consider us, sluggish!! And food snobbery is not new!!! Well, I kind of like to be lagging behind the crowd and would love to enjoy the fun of classic cuisine for a while. As I have been deprived of good home cooking, most of life (I spent awful lot of my life in various hostels).

Sometimes, I feel its so ridiculous to decorate my plate with wild flowers, carve a tower out of food, spend time working on the garnishes and bringing the elegance. However, occasional fine-dinning wouldn’t hurt. But, its always been easy to fix 20 minutes meals (yes, I am bit fast), simple fuzz-free…day after day, week after week! At least home-cooking concentrates on taste, rather than appearance…nourishes than make it yet-another-experience!!

Although I don’t posses any great cook books on my own, but most of my recipes are in my gray cells, I remember every damn good detail…and recalling comforting recipes that Mommy whipped, back home is after all too easy:) So, when I do try new things occasionally, I generally stick to what I know. The thing I really love about old fashioned cooking is that it often uses food that might be actually wasted, or foods that still sit on the pantry shelf calmly. Yes, this recipe is a recycled one too…used up all the long lying vegetables.


Potatoes 1/4 kilo
Onions large 2 – sliced
Coriander seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Coriander powder 1 spoon
Cumin seeds powder 1/2 spoon
Garam masala 1/4 spoon
Oil few spoons.


Boil sliced potatoes, briefly…retain the skin or peel off, as per your wish.

Heat oil in a wok, add the whole spices followed by onions, saute them

Add the pototoes, and powdered spices…cover and cook for few minutes, remove lid and stir-fry over high heat…until fragrant.

Serve to go with chappathis or rotis.


13 Responses so far.

  1. Nice and yummy recipe.. Looks awesome !!!

    Indian Cuisine

  2. I love potatoes in any form and this looks like a delicious stir fry

  3. Vidhya says:

    Aloo fry super delicious.

  4. Chitra says:

    red potatoes has good flavor on its own too… Thank you for the recipe.

  5. sangee vijay says:

    Wow…very nice n i luv red potatoes…its very tempting..Great Cook!!!

  6. Raji says:

    Anything with the name do pyaaza catches my attention..and this is looking really good.

  7. yummy potato curry and all time fav for every one

  8. Priya says:

    Yumm, drooling here, can have this stir fry with anything..

  9. Rahin says:

    i love do pyazas…never tried with aalo, looks delicious

  10. Lovely says:


    Your recipes are soothing and calming and that’s only because they are mostly simple and traditional.These recipes are a must welcome for everyone after getting tired of eating fancy foods.

    But, I find a problem with your site. When I click on older posts, it redirects me to the same page itself, even though the side bar shows more number of recipes than present in that page. Can u plz help me with this?

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