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Koorka Mezhukkupuratti | Chinese Potato Fry

Koorka Mezhukkupuratti

Spicy Kerala Koorka/ Chinese potato fry
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3 people

  1. Koorka,cleaned and sliced – 2 cups
  2. Coconut slices-1 or 2 tbsp
  3. Curry leaves-few
  4. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  5. Kashmiri chili powder – 3/4 to 1 tsp( or to taste)
  6. Garam masala powder- 1/4 tsp
  7. Black pepper powder-1/4 to 1/2 tsp( more if required)
  8. Garlic,chopped-2 large cloves
  9. Shallots,sliced-1/2 cup( i used onion)
  10. Water-as required
  11. Oil-as required
  12. Salt-to taste



  • In a pan,add sliced koorka,coconut slices,curry leaves,turmeric powder,Kashmiri chili powder,garam masala ,black pepper powder,salt to taste and required amount of water.
  • Cover and cook  till it is done and water is completely absorbed.( Do not over cook ).

  • Heat oil in a pan ,add garlic and shallots.Saute until it turns golden brown. 

  • Add cooked koorka and mix well.You can add more black pepper powder ,if desired.Saute  for about 10 minutes or until it turns slight golden brown.
  • Serve with rice.

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  • Reply
    February 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Interesting Potato Fry Recipe, Never heard about this version before! will give it a try!

  • Reply
    February 5, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Yummyy.. Potato my all time fav when served with cheese; its awesome 🙂

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    Vimitha Durai
    February 5, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Love koorka… missing it to the core…

  • Reply
    February 5, 2014 at 2:40 am

    looks yum.. I hv done it so many time but without knowing true name 🙂

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    January 3, 2019 at 6:30 am


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