Potato Fry (Microwave Method)

Potato Fry is a simple and quick recipe that goes amazingly well with rice and rasam. If you are one of those who like dry spicy side dishes with your plate of rice, this recipe is going to be your go-to recipe.

You can make the Potato Fry either by cooking it in microwave or even in a pan. The microwave method is far more simpler, crunchy and much tastier than cooking it in a pan.

Here goes the recipe for Potato Fry in a microwave…


Potatoes – 3

Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Jeera / cumin seed powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as per taste

For tempering:

Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 tbsp

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few – chopped finely


Wash and peel the potatoes.


Cut them into thin pieces lengthwise. (as shown in the picture below). Soak them in cold water so as to prevent them from turning brown.


Add the chopped potatoes in a microwave safe dish.

In a tempering pan / skillet, heat oil. Add mustard seeds and urad dal. Saute till done.


Add the tempering and curry leaves to the chopped potatoes. Mix well.



Now add the spices (chilli powder, turmeric powder, jeera powder) and salt. Give it a good mix.



On a high power, microwave for 10 minutes stirring every 3 minutes to make sure it cooks evenly.

You can increase the cook time if you want much crispier fries 🙂

Depending on different microwaves the cook time might vary.

Spicy , yummy potato fry is ready to be served.

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Serve them hot with some rice and dal. Definitely a comforting mouthwatering side dish with the dal 🙂



11 thoughts on “Potato Fry (Microwave Method)

  1. Interesting, I always thought microwaving would make food less crispy. Hence when reheating Samosas, I put them in oven as opposed to a microwave. Will definitely try this out.


  2. Thanks for sharing this and all the other easy to make recipes. I have two questions:
    1) can the tempering be done in the microwave too (I mean before adding in the potatoes.)?
    2) have you tried adding onions or garlic? Would it cook evenly with the potatoes?


    1. Hi, glad that you liked the recipes. Answers to your queries:
      1. You can definitely try doing the tempering in the microwave. On 70% power for a minute is what I have tried for some other recipes for tempering.
      2. I have not tried the potato fry with onions and garlic. If you are interested in trying it out, I would suggest sautéing it after the tempering (in microwave) or sauté along with tempering (stove). And then add it to the potatoes, this ensures that the raw smell of the onions don’t affect the dish.


      1. Thanks again for your prompt reply. I did make it this morning and added chopped onions to the dish without sautéing it first. I wanted to try it out. As you rightly said, the raw flavor of the onions took longer to cook. In the whole process the potatoes got over-cooked. I shall saute the onions separately in a pan before adding it to the potatoes, the next time I make it.


  3. Just now I made it after seeing your post in FB. I am amazed. I didnt know to cook it cover for couple of minutes so took it little long around 15 minutes. Next time will keep that in mind. thank you


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