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Stir Fried Baby Potatoes with Titaphool

Phlogocanthus thyrsiflorus or (তিতা ফুল) titaphool/ (ৰঙাবাহক) rongabasak in Assamese  is a small shrub with large leaves and red coloured flowers. The red coloured flowers are edible and little bitter in taste.  It is generally used as a medicinal shrub in treating cough, stomach ache,  wounds etc. 


Yesterday my husband bought some titaphool together with some baby potatoes from the market. So I decided to cook this simple stir fried baby potatoes with titaphool recipe. But before that I asked for different recipes of titaphool in my facebook group (a foodies and recipe sharing group). Among different recipe suggestions from the group members, what I came to know that titaphool khar and fish intestines with titaphool bhaji are quite popular dishes.

I soaked some baby potatoes in cold water in a bowl and went to my daughter's school to bring her back to home. It took 20 minutes. After I come back from school, I soaked some titaphool flowers in cold water and with the help of a sharp knife peeled the potatoes.  It becomes easier to peel the baby potatoes as because I  soaked them in water for few minutes. But you no need to soak for 20 minutes. 5-10 minutes is enough. Now before I proceed to the method of cooking let's check the ingredients first.

Stir Fried Baby Potatoes with Titaphool

Phlogocanthus thyrsiflorus or (তিতা ফুল) titaphool/ (ৰঙাবাহক) rongabasak in Assamese  is a small shrub with large leaves and red coloured flowers. The red coloured flowers are edible and little bitter in taste.  It is generally used as a medicinal shrub in treating cough, stomach ache,  wounds etc.

📎Course : Side dish 
📎Cuisine : Assamese(Indian)
🔪Preparation Time : 20 minutes
♨Cooking Time : 15 minutes
🕞Total : 15 minutes
🍴Servings : 2


  • 1 cup baby potatoes 
  • 1/4 cup titaphool
  • 1 small onion chopped 
  • 1/3 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/3 tsp red chilli powder 
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil 
  • salt to taste 


  1. Soak baby potatoes and titaphool flowers in cold water in two separate bowls for 10 minutes. 
  2. Wash and drain titaphool . Keep aside. 
  3. Now peel the skin of the baby potatoes.  Make two parts of each patoes . Wash and keep aside. 
  4. In a pan heat mustard oil.  Add chopped onions.  Fry till translucent. 
  5. Add turmeric powder.  Add pieces of baby potatoes. Add salt and stir fry for few minutes until they become soft and tender. 
  6. Now add titaphool flowers.  Add red chilli powder.  Mix well.  
  7. Remove from heat. Serve hot with steamed rice  as a side dish. 


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