Andhra Style Bangaladumpa Vepudu recipe | Boiled Potato fry
Bangaladumpa Vepudu is a traditional South Indian dish. It is made with boiled potatoes, stir-fried with soft and crunchy onions, crisp tempering ingredients, and basic Indian spices. This makes the dish flavorful, delicious, and irresistible.
Indian kitchen never runs out of potatoes. For me, potato is a mutual friend of other vegetables. It bonds perfectly with any vegetables. So, there is always a good quantity of this vegetable at any given time.
About this recipe
Bangaladumpa Vepudu is the origin of Andhra. It is also called Allugada Vepudu. Translation in English would be Boiled Potato fry.
Who does not like potatoes? Apart from diet freaks, hardly there would be anyone who does not like it.
It has been my favorite since childhood. Mom used to make two variations frequently. One was potato fry and another was with boiled potatoes. Both the varieties are perfect side dishes.
I still remember my brother always ask mom, why did you make so little? And, my Mom would reply this is enough for our neighbors too. LOL!!!
After that, either of the two dishes was always made in more quantity.
I can eat this every day and still not get bored of it. Also, I never get satisfied with a single serving, second serving is a must.
Today I will share my Mother’s recipe to which I added a twist. This recipe has become the new favorite of the family. I usually make it once or twice a week.
If there are boiled potatoes, this dish can be made with 10mins.
There are days when you want to make something common for all, instead of varieties of dishes depending on individuals choice. This dish is a solution for such days.
By looks, this dish looks similar to aloo masala stuffed in masala dosa. There are similarities in ingredients and the cooking process, but the most important ingredient that makes this dish flavorful is the crushed garlic. Also, this version tastes better if made spicy.
Pro tips to make Bangaladumpa Vepudu
This recipe does not have many tips, but two tips need a mention
Saute the dal/lentils — udad dal and chana dal on medium flame. Sauteeing on the high flame can burn them and it adds a bitter taste to the dish.
The onion should be thickly sliced and cooked only till soft.
My favorite is when served with Hot Rice, Plain Dal, and Pickle. Bangaladumpa Vepudu also makes a delicious side dish when served with Rotis, Phulkas, Methi Theplas, Puri, Dosa etc.
If there is leftover, can make a sandwich. Also, can use to make a kathi roll.
Bangaladumpa Vepudu | Boiled Potato fry
- 3 Large size Potatoes boiled, peeled and chopped to cubes
- 1 Large onion thickly sliced
- 1/2 tspn Turmeric powder
- 1 tspn Red chilli powder adjust to taste
- 1 tspn Kuram Karam Ashirwaad or MTR brand
- 1/2 tspn Coriander powder
- 2 tbspn Oil
- 1 tspn Udad dal
- 1 tspn Chana dal
- 1/2 tspn Mustard seeds
- 1/2 tspn Cumin seeds
- 1/4 tspn Hing
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 2 Dry red chillies
- 3-4 Garlic with skin crushed
- 2-3 Green Chillies slit
- Salt to taste
- Coriander leaves
- Heat oil in a cooking vessel. When hot, add crushed garlic pods, udad dal, chana dal, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds. Saute for 5 seconds
- Next, add dry red chilies, curry leaves, slit green chilies, and hing. Saute till curry leaves get crisp and dals change color.
- Add the sliced onions and saute till they turn transparent. This may take 3-5 minutes.
- Add turmeric powder and mix well. Next, add red chilli powder, kura karam, coriander powder, and salt. Saute for 5 secs.
- Add the boiled potato cubes and mix well with the masalas. On medium flame keep sauteing the potatoes for 5-7mins. This step adds taste. Mash big cubes of potato and scrap if potato sticks to sides and bottom.
- Lastly, add coriander leaves and give a gentle mix.
- Serve hot with any of the options mentioned above.