Friday, August 26, 2011

Spicy Potato Curry

Potatoes are a hot favorite in every household. There are many ways potatoes can be cooked and consumed. I make it very frequently and it is my favorite veggie..This spicy potato curry is my mom's recipe and it tastes yumm.. This spicy potato curry can be served with rice, roti's, dosas or with puri's. It is a very simple recipe and super easy to make.


Large russet potatoes - 2
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - A pinch
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - To taste
Asafoetida - A pinch
Cilantro - To garnish - A few
Curry leaves - About 4-5


  • Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes and boil them in water for about 10-12 minutes. Drain the water and set it aside.

  • In a pan, heat oil and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal.

  • Add potatoes once the mustard seeds starts spluttering and add the salt, asafoetida, turmeric powder and red chili powder. 

  • Mix them all well and allow to cook them for 5-7 minutes.

  • Garnish with curry leaves and cilantro.

  • Spicy potato curry is ready to be served. 

  • Enjoy the curry with a dish of your choice.


  • You can add asafoetida in the oil itself after adding the mustard seeds.
  • You can add curry leaves in the oil or you can add it while garnishing.
  • You can boil whole potatoes and then later peel them off and cut them into cubes.
  • A dash of lime juice while garnishing will enhance the taste of the curry and will give it a very tangy taste.


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy curry to go with pooris...delicious..

Priya said...

My fav with any rice,yumm!

Vidhya said...

Love potatoes and this is one of my favorite ways of having it.