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May 9, 2017

Simple Potato Poriyal Recipe – Boiled Potato Curry For Rice - Urulai Kizhangu Poriyal

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Potato poriyal
Potato curry ( Urulai Kizhangu poriyal in Tamil) is known to be one of the best side dish recipes for sambar rice, rasam rice, Dal rice or even curd rice for many South Indians. Sometimes I love to have it rolled in chapathi as its a dry curry.Indian style potato roast or potato fry ( Aloo curry in Hindi) can be done in ‘N’ number of ways. People prepare it with their own variations and style. Most of us have adopted our mom’s recipe when we were beginners in cooking. Yes, I too learnt this way of making boiled potato curry from my mom. She makes it for rasam rice. Every Thursday Dal/Paruppu,Tamarind pachadi/ Puli pachadi, Rasam, Potato curry and Papad would be our lunch menu before my marriageWinking. But amma makes spicy potato curry whereas I prepare a less spicy version. So adjust the quantity of chilli powder according to your taste.  In most of our houses, potato curry makes it appearance once in a week at least for our kids sake as this would be the favorite side dish for many. In my house too, I make this potato poriyal mainly for Raksha’s lunch box as she loves to take it without any complaints and brings back empty lunch box in the eveningHappy.So I pack Dal rice( Paruppu sadham) and Potato curry (Urulai kizhangu poriyal in Tamil) at least once in a week for her lunch box.Its also an easy side dish to prepare during busy morning hours.When you have boiled potato ready in hand, this poriyal can be done under 10 minutes.I am sure bachelors and working women find this recipe useful. Do try this easy and simple boiled potato fry and let me know your feedbackHappy. I love it with Sambar & Rasam sadam. Lets see how to prepare South Indian style Potato poriyal with step by step pictures and a video !
Check out my MIL’s Potato poriyal version which I make it specially for my guests Winking.Also check out my no onion no garlic Brahmin style potato curry !

Simple potato poriyal recipe

Easy Potato Poriyal/ Boiled potato curry for rice

Easy Potato Poriyal/ Boiled potato curry for rice How to make simple and easy boiled potato poriyal for rice - Urulaikizhangu poriyal for rice
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Curries/Poriyal Recipes
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

To Pressure Cook
  • Potato - 2 Big
  • Water - As needed ( to pressure cook)
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Big onion - 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Ginger&Garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp( Add 1 tsp for spicy poriyal)
  • Salt - As needed
  • Lemon juice - Few drops
  • Coriander leaves - To garnish

  • Wash and pressure cook potato in required water for 2-4 whistles in medium flame. In the mean time, wash and chop the big onion into small pieces.Set aside.

  • Take the pressure cooked potato, peel the skin.Chop into cubes.In this recipe, I used the potato which were boiled and refrigerated the previous day. So I was able to cube into neat pieces. U can follow this way too. Set aside.
    Potato poriyal
  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Add onions and saute till transparent.
    Potato poriyal
  • Add the ginger,garlic paste and saute till raw smell vanishes. Keep the flame medium. Then add the cubed potato pieces, turmeric powder, salt and mix well.Add red chilli powder and mix till the red chilli powder is coated all over the potato.
    Potato poriyal
  • Saute for another few minutes till raw smell of red chilli powder goes off. Switch off the flame and add lemon juice, garnish with coriander leaves.  Mix well and serve hot with Rasam or Sambar !

    Potato poriyal
  • Enjoy !

  • Adjust the quantity of red chilli powder as per your taste.
  • Lemon juice helps to balance the spicy taste of poriyal.
  • Adding ginger garlic paste is optional. But I recommend to add it.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves gives a nice flavor. But I used curry leaves as I don’t have the stock.
Try this easy, yummy Potato curry recipe for rice. Enjoy ! I love to have it like you see in the picture belowLove Struck
Easy potato curry recipe

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Unknown said...

Thank you I am just trying to do the potato poriyal. I believe it would be a tasty one - Regards , Robert

Chitra said...

Sure, do share your feedback 👍