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April 30, 2012

Simple Potato Poriyal - Aloo Curry Recipe

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This is my mom’s recipe. I make this twice a week for my daughter.She loves this curry a lot. Its very simple to prepare .Tastes the best with dal rice & rasam rice. I’ve given the quantity of chilly powder according to my doter’s taste. I make it less spicy. Please adjust as per ur tastebuds .

  1. Potato – 4 nos ( If medium sized)
  2. Big onion -  1 no (finely chopped )
  3. Ginger – 1/2 inch piece (-do-)
  4. Garlic cloves – 5  nos (-do-)
  5. Chilly powder – 1 tsp ( U can replace with sambar powder)
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  7. Salt – As needed
  8. Curry leaves – a few
  9. Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  10. Urad dal – 1/4tsp
  11. Jeera – 1/4 tsp
  12. Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  13. Coriander leaves – to garnish
  14. Lime juice – a few drops.

  • Pressure cook potatoes with little turmeric powder.
  • Cut into bite sized pieces. In a kadai , heat oil and temper with mustard seeds , urad dal & jeera.
  • Add the finely chopped onions , ginger & garlic pieces , curry leaves and saute for few mins.
  • Then add the potato cubes , turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt.
  • Toss well for few minutes and finally garnish with coriander leaves. Switch off the flame and add a few drops of lime juice.Mix well and serve.
Serve with rice . It goes well with lemon rice too…

Note :My mom adds G&G paste. But we don’t like it.So i add pieces of G&G.If u want u can add garam masala powder at the end to make it more flavourful. The same can be used as a stuffing for masala dosa, stuffed buns etc. It tastes good with roti..

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  1. Woww... looks lovely and delicious.. awesome shot too.. thanks for sharing dear :)
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  2. Thats so quick. thanks dear :)

  3. I love it too..I make it the same way minus lime juice..

  4. I also make this curry quiet frequently!! Looks so delightful!!

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  5. Quick and delicious potato curry,comfort food..

  6. Quick and delicious potato curry,comfort food..

  7. Potato is an wonder vegetable to me.....curry looks yum...

  8. All time fav veg, this curry sounds so yummy...wonderful preparation too!!

  9. looks wonderful deliciously done potato

  10. wow delicious recipe,nothing can beat this comfort side dish...yummy.

  11. yummyyyyy I too make this, now I am hungry!

  12. love this a lot....
    looks perfect and very tempting chitra :)

  13. Looks incredible and super tempting..

  14. Like this a lot ...with anything ...looks perfect

  15. This curry is always a hit at home.... my son is also a fan of potato curry :)Nice picture.

  16. it's my fav. too. looks so tempting. Nice click.

  17. Oh yum! Potatoes are my absolute FAVORITE, I'm always looking for more recipes with them, this looks great!

  18. My kids favorite dish, Potato curry looks so yummy n tempting too....

  19. How come I'm not getting any updates despite following your space. Loved the curry so much.
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  20. Nice way to make aloo with ginger and garlic added to it...looks superb

  21. Superb...


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