Boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker and take out the skin.
Cut them into big pieces and keep it aside. You can roughly mash it with hands instead of cutting them.
In a bowl mix the red chili powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, curry leaves, and salt.
In a pan add oil and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, and channa dal.
When the dal turns brown, lower the flame.
Add the red chili powder mix to the oil and quickly stir it.
Immediately add the boiled potatoes.
Mix it well. You can add the powder mix later too but adding it into the oil ensures even mixture.
Let this cook in a medium flame.
Once you see nice golden brown spots on the potato, you can sprinkle the besan | kadalaimaavu to this.
Mix this evenly to get even coating.
Cook this furthermore for 10 minutes in low flame, till the besan gets cooked and the raw smell goes off.
If needed 1-2 tsp of oil.
Once it gets nice golden brown, switch off the flame.
Urulai kara curry is ready to serve.