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Potato Kurma Recipe for Idli, Dosa and Chapati | Side dish for Tiffin

Potato Kurma Recipe for Idli, Dosa and Chapati
Bored of usual chutneys. Here is an alternative to normal chutney which goes well with idli, dosa. It is simple and gives a different taste from the regular side dish.

Potato Kurma Recipe for Tiffin

  Potato Kurma for Tiffin

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Category: Side dish / Gravy
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Serves: 4 to 5

Potato - 1, large
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Sambar powder - 2 to 3 tsp(adjust to taste)
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Coriander leaves - to garnish
Oil - 2 tblspn

To grind:

Coconut - 3/4 cup
Roasted gram dal / Porrikadalai - 3 tsp
Fennel seeds / Perunjeeragam - 1 tsp
Garlic - 8
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 1 small stick
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Wash and boil the potato till soft. Cool it and chop them into fine pieces.

Grind all the ingredients listed "to grind".

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.

Add onion and saute for few minutes. Once it becomes translucent, add in tomato.

When the tomato turns mushy, add the sambar powder and turmeric. Stir fry for a minute and add 1/2 cup of water. Boil it wait for 2 minutes.

Now, add the coconut paste, salt and enough water. Cook for 5 minutes.

To this, add the potato and cook for 2 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and put off the flame.

Serve hot with idli.

  • We used sambar powder for peppery taste. So adjust according to spiciness required.

Ingredients for potato kurma
Keep all your ingredients ready
cook potatoes
Wash and chop the potatoes. Pressure cook it for 4 whistles till it gets cooked
grind coconut ingredients
Take coconut, roasted gram dal, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds and garlic in a mixer
coconut paste
Grind it to a smooth paste
mash the potatoes
Once pressure is released chop them into fine pieces
do seasoning
Heat a pan, add mustard seeds
onion added
Once it splutters, add onion and curry leaves. Stir fry till it becomes soft
Add in tomatoes and saute till it turns mushy
sambar powder
To this, add sambar powder and turmeric powder.
Saute for 30 seconds
add little water
Add little water and boil it for 2 to 3 minutes
add in ground paste
After that, add the ground coconut paste
salt to taste
add enough water and salt to taste. Cook for 5 minutes
add potatoes
Then, add the potatoes and boil it for 2 to 3 minutes
After 3 minutes, garnish with coriander leaves and put off the flame
Potato Kurma ready
Serve with hot idly or chapati

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