Potato Kurma is a fantastic side dish for chapati, poori or any Indian flat bread.


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