Potato Kurma Recipe - Sidedish for Poori, Roti

Potato Kurma Recipe
Potato Kurma is a great side dish for Poori,Chapathi, Idli, Dosa etc.But amma usually makes kurma for lunch to pair it up with rice and reserve the leftover for dinner with chapathi/ dosa, so I've taken the same ritual too.I wanted to post this potato kurma recipe which amma makes , I made few modifications to her recipe and she was all praises for me when she tasted this kurma :) Even the lil one who is not fond of kurma loved this with dosa.

I used my Ultra pressure pan to make this kurma, easy quick and messfree too.

Potato Kurma Recipe

Potato Kurma Recipe

Preparation Time:5 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:3
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Potatoes - 2 large chopped roughly
Big Onion - 1 small sized finely chopped
Tomato - 1 medium sized finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - just to garnish
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves -2
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece

To grind to a paste:

Coconut - 4 tbsp
Cashews - 3 whole
Green Chilli -1
Fennel Seeds - 1 heaped tsp
Poppy Seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 2 cloves


  1. Grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' with little water to a smooth paste,Set aside.Peel the skin from potatoes,chop them roughly and keep immersed in water after rinsing.How to make Potato Kurma Recipe - Step1
  2. In a pressure pan, heat oil - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter.Then add onion saute till it becomes transparent then add tomatoes and saute till mushy and raw smell leaves.
    How to make Potato Kurma Recipe - Step2
  3. Then add red chilli,coriander and garam masala powders.Add potatoes and saute for 2mins until the masalas blend well.Add required salt.Then add 2 cups of water.How to make Potato Kurma Recipe - Step3
  4. Pressure cook for 1 whistle.Once pressure releases, open and coconut paste.How to make Potato Kurma Recipe - Step4
  5. Let it simmer for a while till oil seperates, this may takes atleast 10-12mins.Finally garnish with coriander leaves and switch off.How to make Potato Kurma Recipe - Step5
Serve with hot phulkas!
Potato Kurma Recipe

My Notes:

Potato Kurma Recipe

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