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Tuesday, March 31, 2015


potato kurma
Potato Kurma is an easy and delicious side dish. I have given this recipe in Aval Vikatan supplement in August 2014. This can be had with poori, chapathi and also for biryanis too. I want to post all the recipes i have posted in the supplement books so far, here. Since many of my non tamil readers are asking me to post them, i will be posting them here one by one every week. This restaurant syle potato kurma recipe is a must one to try, also potatoes can be replaced by mixed vegetables too.
  Check out my other kurma recipes:

Potato kurma 

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 3-4

    Potato          2
    Onion      2
    Tomato      1
    Green chili    1
    Coconut  grated   1 tblsp
    Cashew nuts    4-5
    Salt    to taste
    Kalpaasi | stone flower    a small piece
    Bay leaf    1
    Corinader leaves   few  

  • In a pan add oil and add the roughly chopped onion and tomato, add in the green chili.
  • Once it is cool add the coconut and cashew and grind this into a fine paste.
  • Chop the other onion into long thin slices. Cut the potatoes into cubes.
  • In a pressure cooker add oil and add the bay leaf and stone flower(kalpaasi)
  • Add in the sliced onions.

  • When the onions turn translucent add the potatoes. Saute for a minute.
  • Add in the  ground paste.  
  • potato-kurma
    • Add 1 cup of water and salt. Cover the cooker with lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles. 

    • If the gravy is too thin mash 2 potatoes and give it a boil.
    • If it is thick add little water and bring it to boil.
    1. Instead of tomato, you can add 2 tblsp of thick yogurt too. If adding yogurt add while adding the ground paste.
    2. Stone flower|kalpaasi brings out the true flavour of restaurant style kurma. 

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