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Jan 7, 2009

Simple Potato Curry (Poori Koora)

This is the easiest and yummiest curry that goes well with rice, chapathis, pooris and dosas. This is the most favorite curry in my family.


  • 3 Potatoes
  • 1 medium sized Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp red Chili Powder (can be replaced with green chilies)
  • Some Curry Leaves
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • A handful of Cilantro
  • Salt as required

For Seasoning/Tempering:

  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Black Gram (Urad Dal, Minappappu)
  • ½ tsp Bengal Gram (Chana Dal, Pachi Senagapappu)
  • 1 tsp Oil


Boil potatoes, peel and mash well. Add turmeric + salt to the mashed potato and mix well. Keep aside.

Chop onions lengthwise or into small pieces. Chop tomatoes and green chilies (if using) too! Keep aside.

In a non-stick pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds + black gram + Bengal gram and fry for some time. Then add curry leaves + onions + tomatoes + green chilies (if using) and fry till the onions become translucent.

Later add the mashed potato mixture and fry well. If using red chili powder add it at this point. Adjust salt. Leave the pan covered on low flame for some time.

Finally add cilantro and stir well. When the potato curry appears cooked well, switch off the stove and transfer the curry into a serving bowl.

Enjoy this delicious and easy curry with rice/chapathi/poori/dosas.

This is my contribution for “FIC: Yellow” event hosted by Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers.


Unknown said... [Reply]

simple and easy to make..a regular thing at home..nice picture..

Unknown said... [Reply]

simple and easy most fav at my home and perfect color uma

Finla said... [Reply]

I love potato curries like these.
Especially with chapathies.
I want to scoop this potato curry with my piece of chapati.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy 2009.

Sanghi said... [Reply]

I love potatoes..! this one is very easy and delicious! Will surely try out..!
I'v posted a Arab recipe Uma in my new World treat blog. Do check out and comment dear!

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Kids favorite dish! Authentic recipe.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Delicious n goes awesome with poori , rotis..lovely Uma..

sra said... [Reply]

so many childhood memories does this carry for me!

FH said... [Reply]

Versatile potato dish, I love it with masala dosa! :))

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

Just waiting to be munched with pooris or dosas! Lovely dish and thank you for the entry, Uma:)

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

I have started to crave for potato curry after seeing those wonderful pictures, looks delicious :)

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

looking delicious.......mmmm yumyum

notyet100 said... [Reply]

perfect for poori,..looks so yum,...

Cham said... [Reply]

Looks delicious i imagine with puris and dosa ur curry now :)

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

I love simple food like this. looks delicious Uma

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Sounds easy and delciious!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Lovely entry Uma...this looks so good! Perfect with dosas :)

Nithya Praveen said... [Reply]

Simple & easy recipe....apt for FIC Yellow

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Yum, Uma. This curry is such a favorite at our home, and your version looks gorgeous. It's making me hungry!

Vibaas said... [Reply]

Looks yummy Uma. Will be perfect with Pooris.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

great click.who will not love these?

karuna said... [Reply]

happy new year uma. how have u been. lovely entry. and as always a yummy recipe.

Trupti said... [Reply]

curry looks very delicious & very easy to make..love the photo decoration. Which s/w do you use for photo decorations?

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

hey uma..h r u?..happy new year..potato curry looks awesome..its the same way i too prepare but i add lots of garlic too as extra.

Usha said... [Reply]

This is one of my faves, tastes yum with puri, your curry looks awesome Uma :-)

Vijitha said... [Reply]

A perfect comfort food.. looks lovely!

Jaishree Iyer said... [Reply]

This curry is such a favorite at our home.your curry looks awesome Uma :-)

Adlak's tiny world said... [Reply]

simply delicious and tasty... almost this is everyone's favo dish...

Pavani said... [Reply]

simple and easy method i too do the same way uma..but ur looking yuumy

Indranee Batabyal said... [Reply]

Wow, Uma this is such a lovely recipe...looks so delicious! Have a wonderful year ahead!!

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Nice presentation. Looks yummy and tempting. iam ready with pooris waiting for you to serve this curry.....

vidhas said... [Reply]

Potatoes is amy all time favourite. Awesome click, yours is very inviting.

CurryLeaf said... [Reply]

Lovely and inviting pic.Comfort food is always welcome.I too love it.

anudivya said... [Reply]

Your pic is so pretty! With those flowers on the border!

And great dish.

Malar Gandhi said... [Reply]

Poori masala looks inviting and great, lovely color. Love them with roti and chappathi too!

Premyscakes said... [Reply]

Yummy dish, goes well with poori.

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Simple but all-time favourite for kids and adults...

Sharmi said... [Reply]

when I make this at home, it simply disappears esp. with poori!
one never boring recipe:)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

potatoes and poori ,all time fav , curry looks veryy yummy uma

DK said... [Reply]

Look who's talking about being festive! Your space looks festive always :)

Potato curry is, will always be mass fav. Looks yum Uma

veggie belly said... [Reply]

this sounds yummy! im making puris tomorrow and will try this :)

Indrani said... [Reply]

Your clicks are always so cute..any kind of potato curry is fav. in my home...looks delicious

Raks said... [Reply]

I am really feeling like eating poori and this potato masala!Looks so good and nice presentation!

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