Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Koorka (chinese potato) stir fry/Giveaway win

Today thought of sharing with you koorka mezhukkupiratti/stir fry. The translation I got for koorka in google was chinese potato, so I believe I can call it that way too. Actually it is big work when you've to peel koorka. I was lucky enough to find peeled frozen chinese potatoes in a supermarket freezer. This is again one of our favourite, so grabbed the packet at the first sight. Once you've the peeled ones, it is quite easy to make this tasty stir fry.

  • Koorka (chinese potato) - 250 gm
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic - 4 cloves (I used the big ones, called chinese garlic)
  • Oil for stir frying
  • Dry red chilli - 4 broken
  • Mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Water - 3/4 cup

  • Clean and dice the koorkas.
  • Make a paste of ginger and garlic
  • In a thick bottomed add the above ginger-garlic paste, chilli, turmeric powders, salt, water and koorka. Mix well. Cover and cook until it is well cooked. If required add more water.
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • When oil is hot, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Now add broken dry red chillies and saute for a few seconds
  •  Add the cooked koorka into the oil and stir fry well for 10-15 minutes on slow flame. Let it get a dark brown colour. (Don't burn)

Sending this to Serve it Stir fried by keerthi and denny

Yay I got a giveaway prize!!

A big thanks to Teena of teenzyummydelight for including me in the list of 3 winners. She has passed on Hilary Geenleaf's ebook on smoothies. It has a variety of fibre filled smoothie recipes. Hope to try some of them and post it sometime. Quite a healthy lot!


  1. Nice fry and congrats on your win..

  2. WOW .. ur dish is inviting me .. awesome thanks for sharing

  3. congrats for your win, potatoes looks yumm

  4. Delicious stir fry..n congrats on your giveaway prize!! :)

  5. congrats on ur award and wish many more..koorkka thoran yummy looking..i never had this one..will try some time

  6. wow u know dats my husband's fav....i add 2tbsp rice flour to it as make it crispy

  7. I love koorka. Will try ur version soon. Nice one

  8. poptaoes look good.. almost mistook them for baby corn & congrats on ur awards :) hoping to see more new recipes :)

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  9. Looks good

  10. Yummy stir fry....koorka is my fav. Congrats dear

  11. Love Koorka but always lazy when I think of peeling it :D Looks gr8!


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