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May 29, 2014


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Potato curry brahmin's style
I am a big fan of this Tamil Brahmins style potato curry/Urulai kizhangu varuval recipe. I have already mentioned about this potato fry in my brahmin style arachuvitta sambar post. It is one of the easiest poriyal recipes & the best side dish for sambar and rasam. Ideal recipe for bachelor’s quick cooking. Just 5 minutes, this curry would be ready. Moreover it is a No onion No garlic recipe.

When I was working, my colleague used to bring this as a side dish for sambar sadam. I learnt this from her. I make this mainly for Raksha. She loves it a lot. I think most of you know & make this at home. But I wanted to have this easy recipe in my food book. So lets proceed how to make this easy and quick potato curry recipe with a shorts video.

Do check out my other potato curry recipes
 baby potato curry 
Easy potato curry recipe

Easy potato curry - Brahmin's style

Easy potato curry - Brahmin's style Easy potato fry/Potato curry- Urulai kizhangu varuval without onions and garlic -Brahmin's style
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Curry
Serves: 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


  • Potato - 4 to 5 nos (medium size)
  • Sambar powder or red chilli powder - 3/4 to 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Lemon juice – few drops (optional)
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Asafetida/Hing – a pinch

  • Wash and peel the potatoes. Chop into small pieces.
potato curry step1

  • Heat oil in a kadai, temper all the ingredients given above in the same order.
  • Add the chopped potatoes, salt, turmeric powder and fry for a minute in high flame. Then add sambar powder or red chilli powder and fry in medium flame till the powder coats the potatoes well.
potato curry step2

  • Now simmer the flame completely and close the kadai with a lid. Let the potatoes cook in slow fire in oil. After a minute, open the lid, stir well & again close it. It takes nearly 3-4 minutes to cook. After its cooked well and soft, switch off the flame. Add lemon juice if desired.
potato curry step3

Serve with sambar or rasam rice . Tastes yummy !!

Easy potato fry recipe


  • For variations, you can add finely chopped onions & garlic along with potatoes while sauting.
  • Replace sambar powder with red chilli powder
  • Lemon juice is optional. U can also garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Enjoy this yummy potato poriyal with sambar , rice and papad. Tastes heaven !!

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AparnaRajeshkumar said...

i make potato rice with this stir fry :D good click

Rafeeda AR said...

oh wow... this sounds so good... yummm...

Unknown said...

i too love this. easy n tasty

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious preparation,,,.

jaya's recipes said...

Nothing can beat this!nice clicks

great-secret-of-life said...

delicious curry.. I do this version also.. Like the last clicks

Unknown said...

Easy and tasty fry!

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious stir fry!!!

Shobha Kamath said...

Nice curry and nice pics too!

Anonymous said...

One of theyummy way to prepare potato:)

Shoba said...

really its quick with sambar powder..Nice

Mad Thoughts said...

Hello Madam, in situation of life to cook food, which I am not really used to.. I tried Saravana bhavan kuruma, 3 chutneys and the Brahmin style potato all came so well and my wife too liked it very much.. thank you so much for all your efforts writing this and ur a life saver..

Chitra said...

Glad to know it. Thank you so much for the feedback :)