Potato Curry



As I had mentioned earlier, potato is one of my favorite vegetables. The beauty of potato is that it can be cooked in so many ways, and each method brings out a superb dish! I have already posted Potato Tikka, Potato Wedges, Potato ChipsPotato Fry, but this version of Potato curry is a no-onion no-garlic Tamil brahmin style preparation. It is one of the quickest ways to prepare Potatoes. My mother-in-law prepares a different version of this, by adding okra as well.

Here is the recipe for TamBram style potato curry:

Potato Curry

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Side Dish


Potato – 5, cut into small cubes. Soak them in water to avoid them changing color

Sambar powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Rice flour – 1 tsp (optional)

Salt – as needed

To temper:

Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp

Split Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp

Channa Dal – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Oil – 1 tbsp



  •  Add oil to a pan. When oil is hot, add the items under ‘to temper’ and let it crackle. Add the potatoes and saute for 3-5 minutes


  • Add turmeric powder, sambar powder, coriander powder, rice flour and salt and cook till they are golden brown


 My Notes:

  • You can add ginger garlic paste while adding potatoes, to reduce gastric problems
  • Adding rice flour gives nice crispy texture to the potato. Chickpea/Besan flour can also be used
  • You can use chilli powder instead of sambar powder

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55 thoughts on “Potato Curry

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  3. Lily August 9, 2014 at 10:20 AM Reply

    I love potatoes, it is one of those staple foods and this simple potato curry side dish is my kind of recipe, thanks for sharing:)

  4. acbistro August 8, 2014 at 8:11 PM Reply

    The king of all vegetables !!! 😀 i love potatoes and these look yum 🙂

  5. My Kitchen Moments August 7, 2014 at 11:40 PM Reply

    Potatoes are my favorite!! Yours is tempting me to try for todays lunch itself 🙂

  6. Salma August 7, 2014 at 10:14 PM Reply

    Looks really delicious and sounds straightforward enough to prepare.

  7. Jeanne Melanson August 7, 2014 at 8:47 PM Reply

    This looks like a nice quick prep. Good for me! Thank you.

  8. lapetitecasserole August 7, 2014 at 7:08 PM Reply

    I absolutely agree… and I’m sure we are a lot of people thinking that potatoes are among the best vegetables! Love your curry!

  9. apuginthekitchen August 7, 2014 at 5:14 PM Reply

    I think this sounds wonderful would love with a poached egg.

  10. Ngan R. August 7, 2014 at 5:12 PM Reply

    This looks very good! YUM!

  11. swathiiyer August 7, 2014 at 4:15 PM Reply

    Love this potato curry, very good with a bowl of rasam. I want this now.

  12. skd August 7, 2014 at 11:52 AM Reply

    You are right. Potato is the most versatile vegetable of all. And this dish is superb ☺

  13. food passion and love August 7, 2014 at 11:26 AM Reply

    Potatoes r my fav veggies too…N these look yummmyyy!

  14. srividhya August 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM Reply

    Looks so crispy. This with mor kuzhambu or avial is heavenly…

  15. shalzzzzz August 7, 2014 at 9:38 AM Reply

    Call it, coincidence! I too posted a Potato recipe today! 🙂 This looks yum. I will try this version, next time.

  16. MamaD1xx4xy August 7, 2014 at 8:41 AM Reply

    Yum! These look like great potatoes.

  17. sarahjmir August 7, 2014 at 8:07 AM Reply

    From one potato addict to another this sounds and looks delicious! I love the addition of rice flour and sambar powder!

  18. radhikasethi August 7, 2014 at 4:49 AM Reply

    I never thought of using flour in potato curry before! Will try it out 🙂

  19. mihrank August 7, 2014 at 4:29 AM Reply

    this is very healthy, we prepare in our Jewish houses too. Great!!

  20. Bikramjit August 7, 2014 at 3:54 AM Reply

    oooh I like this one too.. simple to make and it can be eaten as a starter too .. Light i would say 🙂 and especially for the likes of me easy to make .. THANK YOU

  21. Charanya August 7, 2014 at 3:25 AM Reply

    Yum ❤

  22. Chitra Jagadish August 7, 2014 at 1:57 AM Reply

    I love this dry fry….love those last bits over fried ones crispy texture. …yum yum….

  23. Aruna Panangipally August 7, 2014 at 1:48 AM Reply

    You wicked wicked girl! How am I supposed to work when I am dreaming of fried potato curry? 😦

  24. Liz August 7, 2014 at 12:52 AM Reply

    love curry on pretty much everything 🙂 This looks good–way better than French fries.

  25. smithakal August 7, 2014 at 12:33 AM Reply

    this i can eat as such for sure…

  26. Malar August 6, 2014 at 11:40 PM Reply

    Love this Vidya , taste of these potatoes can never be beaten 😉 my mouth is watering now 😀

  27. davegon August 6, 2014 at 11:03 PM Reply

    Mmm, looks wonderful. I love potatoes, too.

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