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Koorkka Olathu (Chineese potato stir fry)

Olathu or ularthiyathu is a dry preparation which usually is made in a frying pan or cheenachatty sautéing and mixing the spices and the vegetables.This is a usual preparation in the lunch menu of Kerala households.Sometimes the vegetables are being cooked seperately in the first stage and then brought along with spices in a frying pan and made dry slowly .Keralites usually call it as vattichu olathiyathu.The other way is to cook everything along closing with a lid first and then stir fry.Other than vegetables,Beef Olathu is one preparation any carnivore keralite will die for.This is Koorkka,which I have cooked first and then made it Dry Fry.As we call it exactly,Olathu:

  • 2 cups of koorkka,peeled,washed and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup of crushed shallots
  • 1 piece of ginger crushed
  • 2 tsp of red chilly flakes
  • 1/4 small tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp of mutard seeds
  • salt,coconut oil,water and curry leaves as needed
  • Cook koorkka in 1 cup of water adding crushed ginger,turmeric powder and salt
  • Heat a frying pan or cheenachatti and pour coconut oil.Splutter mustard seeds.
  • Now Add the crushed/sliced shallots and curry leaves and fry till the shallots turn colour.
  • Mix in the crushed red chillies and fry well till a nice aroma spreads.
  • Add the cooked koorkka along with water if any and mix well.
  • Slowly saute and allow the flavours to blend together.
  • Check salt and dry fry.
  • Serve hot with Rice.

One comment on “Koorkka Olathu (Chineese potato stir fry)

  1. Swapna Raghu Sanand
    January 25, 2014

    Koorka is one of my favorites but I don't make it that often because we don't get it easily in Delhi. Still I am scribbling this recipe in my cookbook to make some day. Keep sharing these naadan recipes.


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This entry was posted on January 16, 2011 by in kerala food, Veg dry.


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