Monday, August 20, 2012

Potato Kurma Recipe-Potato Korma for Chapati

Potato Kurma is a fantastic side dish for chapati, poori or any Indian flat bread. It is also very easy to prepare. It is a versatile dish that goes well even with ghee rice, peas pulao and many other flavored rice as well. Today let us learn how to make potato kurma following our step by step easy potato kurma recipe.

Potato Kurma

Potato Kurma for Chapati
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients needed

Potato - 3-4
Onion -2
Tomato - 1 big
Green chillies -2
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Sambar powder -2 tsp
Garam masala powder -1/2 tsp
Salt as required

For grinding

Grated coconut -1/4 cup
Chutney kadalai /fried gram - 1 tbsp
Sombu/ fennel seeds/Saunf  -1 tsp
Pepper -1/4 tsp
Kasa kasa - 1 tsp (khus khus)
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic -2-3 cloves

For the seasoning

Oil -2 tbsp
Fennel seeds/sombu - 3/4 tsp
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1


Grind the ingredients given for grinding to a fine paste.

Cut onions and tomatoes finely and slit green chillies.

Wash, peel the skin and cut potatoes into medium sized cubes.


Heat oil in a pressure pan, add fennel seeds, cloves, bay leaf and saute for a second.


When fennel seeds splutter, add onions, green chilles and saute till onions turn golden brown.(do not add tomatoes without frying the onions well)

Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, sambar powder, garam masala and cook till tomatoes become mushy. 

Add the ground masala paste and cook for a few more minutes.

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After frying the masala paste for a few seconds, add chopped potatoes, needed salt, 1 cup of water and mix well.

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Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. Once the pressure subsides, open the pan, mix it well and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Tasty potato kurma is ready to be served with any Indian flat bread.

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You can adjust the water according to the consistency preferred.

Tips for  beginners

Do not add tomatoes until the onions become golden brown and also so not add water without cooking the tomatoes.

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  1. Another fabuluous dish from you Padhu-ji. I am ravenously hungry already :)

  2. such a great dish that is. we used to have it with rawa idli.

  3. yummy dish ,potato is an all time favourite in our house.....lovely prep.

  4. Delicious kurma, that too made with potato.. Yummy.. Perfect for rotis..
    Divya's Culinary Journey

  5. this kurma looks delicious... nicely exlained thru pics

  6. hey dear...i agree it goes very well with rotis or the flavour

  7. Flavorful dish, well demonstrated

  8. potato kurma goes well with any main coarse..

  9. So yummy korma Padhu

  10. Dear Padhu
    I use a Canon Powershot which is 6 years old and doesn't have SLR feature. My daughter has recently bought a new camera with SLR features. Shall check with her for suggestions and revert.
    Regards Ram

  11. Wow.... Perfect !!!

  12. Can have this droolworthy kurma with anything,simply loving it.

  13. yummy gravy..we use to make tomato kurma in this way..

  14. thick looking potato gravy is best to have with roti..

  15. very nice.. mam i want to know simple tamilnadu home sambar?pls help me

  16. Great recipe....
    Goes yummily eith Dosas..

  17. I tried it today... It came out super well... :)
    Thanks for sharing it... I'm planning to try next time by putting all vegetables....

  18. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Its authentic restaurant style .It turned out pretty good inspite of missing some of the ingredients

  19. I have followed the receipe proecedure step by step an dit turn out very tasty. Thanks for shareing such receipe.

  20. Hello Paddu,

    Ever since I tasted the koorma at Sharvana Bhavan, I have been looking for a recipe to replicate that taste at home. I came across your blog for the first time yesterday and tried this recipe. This has been the best koorma I have ever made and tastes very similat to what we tasted at Sharvana Bhavan.

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and now that my connoisseur husband liked your recipe, I can not wait to try other recipes from your blog.


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