Urulai Chettinaadu Recipe - Baby potatoes and small onions cooked coated with a spicy roasted masala

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Baby potatoes, Whole dry red chillies

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Main Course_Veg

Urulai Chettinaadu

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Urulai Chettinaadu Recipe - How to make Urulai Chettinaadu


Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking :


  • Baby potatoes 250 grams

  • Whole dry red chillies 2

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns 5-6

  • Oil 3 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Small onions 10-12

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Dry roast whole dry red chillies, urad dal and black peppercorns. Cool and pound to a coarse powder.

Step 2

Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, small onions and sauté till lightly browned. Add potatoes, stir and add salt.

Step 3

Cover and cook till the potatoes are almost done. Add the masala powder and mix. Cover and cook over low heat for about three to four minutes or till the potatoes are done.

Step 4

Serve hot.