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Potato podimas recipe

Easy to make no onion no garlic potato podimas
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: Dry curry, easy lunch recipes, no onion garlic recipes
Servings: 2
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 2 boiled potatoes
  • 3 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 2 green chili
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 2 pinches asafoetida
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt as needed


  • Boil the potatoes and peel the skin.
  • Mash this roughly with hands.
  • In a pan add oil and add 3 tsp of oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, grated ginger, chopped green chilis, asafoetida, and curry leaves.
  • Saute till the dal turns golden brown.
  • Now add in the roughly mashed potatoes.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder.
  • Combine well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and add the lemon juice.
  • Mix well evenly.
  • Potato podimas is ready.
  • Serve with any South Indian meal.



1. You can coarsely pulse the chili, ginger, and curry leaves in the mixie and add this to the podimas.
2. You can add onions after the dal turns golden brown.
3. Potato podimas pair well with sambar and rasam.