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January 22, 2015

Potato Curry Recipe/Urulaikilangu Poriyal

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Potato Poriyal recipe

This is my favourite potato curry recipe next to my mom’s easy version.Its a pure South Indian style potato poriyal recipe for rice.I learnt this from my MIL.I usually make this poriyal & Aviyal for my guest.All my guest like this curry very much & ask the recipe from me.This is my daughter’s favourite too.Its a best side dish for Sambar,rasam & More kuzhambu.Try it and let me know how u liked itHappy.I make it less spicy for my family.Please adjust the quantity of sambar powder as per your spice buds.Soon i will share an easy potato curry recipe for bachelors.
Check out my brahmin’s style easy potato curry recipe too !

Potato poriyal recipe

Potato curry recipe

Potato curry recipe Potato curry recipe/Urulaikizhangu poriyal - One of the best side dishes for Sambar & Rasam
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


  • Medium sized Potatoes - 3 nos
  • Salt & water - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp ( I use 1/2 tsp)
  • Big onion - 1 no ( medium size)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/2 tsp
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Lemon juice - Few drops (optional)

  • Wash and pressure cook the potatoes.Peel the skin and cut them into bite sized cubes.Set aside.Chop the onions into chunks for grinding.Chop another big onion finely for sautéing.
  • In a mixer,take the grated coconut,chopped big onion & jeera,sambar powder & turmeric powder.Pulse it once or twice.Onions should be coarsely ground.
potato poriyal step

  • Now take the potato cubes and mix it with the ground paste. Add the required salt & check for taste.Adjust the sambar powder & salt.
  • Heat a kadai with oil and temper mustard seeds,cumin seeds & urad dal.Add curry leaves & hing.After the dal turns golden brown,saute the onions till transparent.
potato poriyal step-1
  • Then add the masala coated potato cubes.Saute in low to medium flame till u get nice aroma from it and potato gets roasted nicely.Add 1/2 tbsp of oil the middle while roasting if u feel the mixture is dry.Do not cover n roast it.
potato poriyal step-2
  • Remove the roasted potato & squeeze some lemon juice if needed.Serve with sambar,rasam or more kuzhambu.
potato poriyal step-3

Enjoy !


  • For variations,u can use raw banana or brinjal in place of potato but cook them in prior without losing its shape.
  • U can also 3 cloves of garlic along with onions while grinding.That gives a nice masala smell.
  • You can also garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves & squeeze lemon juice if u wish.

Make this yummy potato curry for rice & enjoy with sambar or rasam.Tastes great!

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Sundari Nathan said...

yummy potato fry!! all time favourite!!

Magees kitchenworld said...

Looks delicious! Lovely spread

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Comforting sidedish with simple dal fry ! Yummy !

learn kolam said...

Neat presentation.It is one of my favorite dish.

Motions and Emotions said...

simple and flavourful

Chitra said...

Thanks Uncle :)

velu said...

I love it :)