Potato curry(Poori kilangu)

potato,curry,potato,masala,poori,kilangu,urulai,aloo baji recipe


  • Potato – 3 (medium size)
  • Onion – 1
  • Green chiles – 3 to 4(depends on how spicy u like)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tspn
  • Mustards seeds and Urad dal – 1 tspn
  • Bengal gram dal(kadalai paruppu) – 1 tspn
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Oil and Salt – As required


  1. Peel off the Potatoes and cut in to small cubes. Slice the Onion length-wise. Cut the Green chilies length-wise. Keep all this aside.
  2. Pressure cook the Potatoes by adding a cup of water. In 4 to 5 whistles Potatoes will be over cooked so that you can smash well the potatoes. But if you don’t want the potatoes to be over cooked, then leave 3 whistles. After 5 to 10 minutes, the pressure will be released from the cooker. Strain the extra water from the cooker. Save this extra water in a bowl and you can use this if u need it.
  3. In the mean time, boil water in a pan and add Onion. Cook the Onion till it turns into soft and transparent.
  4. Mix the onions with the Potatoes and smash well the Potatoes.
  5. Add Turmeric powder and salt to the smashed Potatoes.Mix it well.
  6. Heat 2 to 3 tspns of oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds, Urad dal and Bengal gram dal. Once it splutters, add Green chilies and Curry leaves.Fry it for a minute.
  7. Add smashed Potatoes and Onion mix to the pan. Add the strained water if you need. This depends on the consistency of the curry you required. Fry this mix for 3 to 5 minutes. Finally Garnish with Coriander leaves.

Serve Hot.

Goes well with: Poori, Chapathi

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