Friday, September 25, 2009

Spicy Potato Curry - For Rice

Spicy Potato Curry, I prepare this dish, whenever i am in short of vegetables and in need of curry with lots of kaaram. If you have tasted the chettinaad dishes. their main spice ingredient would be the Pepper..but it will be a hidden spice, dominated spice would be of red chili's. In same way, I have added Pepper powder here.

Spicy Potato Curry



Spicy Potato Curry Recipe

Spicy Potato CurryPrep Time10 mins 
Cooking Time: 20 mins  
Serves2
Recipe CuisineIndian
Recipe TypeCurry

Ingredients:

Potatoes - 2 (peel the skin and cut into big chunks)
Red onion - 1 (medium size) - chopped very finely
Tomatoes - 2 - chopped very finely
Garlic - 3 cloves
Tamarind - a small lemon sized
Butter - 2 tsp's

For Tempering:

Sesame oil - 4 tbsp's
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
Dry Red chilly - 3
Curry leaves - 10

List of Powder's:

Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Chilly Powder / Sambhar powder / Kuzhambu milagaai thool - 1 tbsp
Corriander Powder - 2 tbsp's
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves Powder - 2 tsp's (Optional)
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp


Method:

Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup of warm water for about 10 mins. then squeeze the tamarind pulp out and get the tamarind water ready.

In a thick bottomed pan, heat 4 tbsp's of oil. add mustard. when it crack's add fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, garlic, red chilly and asafoetida powder. fry them for few seconds till the garlic gets sauteed.

Now add finely chopped onions, saute them till they turn translucent. add finely chopped tomatoes. saute the tomatoes along with onions, till they mix up along. You got to saute for at least 3-4 minutes, till they mix up.

Add salt to taste and all the powder's mentioned in the order. fry them well for 2 mins, till the oil comes out on the sides of the pan.

Now add chopped potatoes and mix them well with the masala's.

Add tamarind water and mix well with the potatoes. close the pan with its lid. let the flame be low so that the potatoes get cooked in.

After 5 minutes, open the lid, add the butter mix the curry well. add little water, as per the consistency you require and mix well. close the lid.

After 5 minutes, the potatoes would have cooked. you can check that by inserting a knife into the potato. if the potatoes are not cooked, cook for another 5-10 minutes and remove from flame. Now the spicy potato curry is ready.


Spicy Potato Curry with Rice

Trying to please Non-Vegan's with some spicy stuff's with vegetables alone is little difficult. but with the above dish, i am sure you can certainly impress them with the spiciness evolving in this dish.

Notes:

* The differences in the above recipe are, Potatoes getting cooked in the masala gravy. so you can expect tasty potatoes.

* Adding curry leaves powder will give you a secret taste..you can't sort it out.

* Instead of one red onion, add 10 finely chopped small onions. it will give a good taste to the curry.

Try this curry, i am sure this will become your favorite. do let me know how you and your family liked!

I got a very bad habit of doing every thing in the last minute. here this Spicy Potato Curry goes to The Potato Feast hosted By DK of Culinary Bazaar & ODE to Potato hosted by Dear Sia of Monsoon Spice. Now This Curry also leaves to RCI - Kongunadu, hosted by dear Priya.

79 comments:

  1. yummyyyyy mouthwatering curry lavanya

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  2. looks delicious..
    Have never added tamarind to potato..should try with that too.

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  3. Adding pepper and tamarind is one thing i have never tried with potatoes...thanks for sharing

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  4. Yumm delicious potato curry.
    It is almost lunch time here. I would love to have this with rice for mylunch

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  5. Love your homely collection of recipes,Lavannya!:)
    If you reside in Chennai we would be glad to make you a part of the Arusuvai chain(hope you know the details..if not,kindly refer my side-bar)
    Keep up your great work,Girl!:)

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  6. I've used potato in puli kuzhambu before and loved it! This looks truly wonderful. Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog!! :)

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  7. Wowww, love the curry, looks so spicy and mouth watering, am surely gonna try this one!

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  8. Potato puli kuzhambu is my favorite. Looks wonderful ur curry , i should try ur spicy taste :)

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  9. thank you sagari..

    Sowmya..adding tamarind a little bit will also add up taste. try it.

    Easy Crafts..Pepper spice will be great with potatoes..thanks for your comments.

    Happy Cook...Did U prepare this curry? thanks for being here.

    Bharathy..Nice to hear from You. I like your blog a lot..

    Kalai..Try this Kuzhambhu with puli,pepper and corriander leaves powder..sure it will taste good.

    Namratha..Looking forward for your feedback:)

    Cham..Me too..thanks for being here.

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  10. Love the gravy.

    And you're one better than me - February went by and I forgot to post my tater recipes :(

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  11. potato boiled in the masala gravy sounds great lavi!I used potato in puli kulambu or kurma before...i can smell those potatos taste....yuumy recipe...

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  12. kaykat..thanks for your comments..

    forgetting can be an excuse..but doing it in last minute can't. am i right?

    Dhivya..you are correct..try this kuzhanbhu..sure you will love it.

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  13. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! This looks so good!!!

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  14. thank you Uma and Meeso for your "YUMMY" comments:)

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  15. Beautiful dark color for the curry L, love the picture too. Good one!:)

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  16. Nice Entry lavi

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  17. That curry looks lipsmackingly good.

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  18. Lavanya, what a delicious-looking recipe this is! I love anything potato, so this is something I'll definitely try.

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  19. OMG! I jus one word to say - delicious. I am drooling!

    Thanks for sending this super duper entry my way :)

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  20. hey lavi!changed ur template..looks great

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  21. Gravy looks delicious... gr8 entry!

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  22. Lavanya, please visit my blog. I've tagged you for a meme! :)

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  23. Hi..looks very yummy. I made my blog, plz do visit.

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  24. Last minute or not, this looks interesting. Haven't seen this type of potato curry so far.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  25. hey lavi!thanks for ur lovely comment!appram un spicy potato dhan innaiku lunch ku paninaen,,,en hubby orae pulgandhu thalitar,,,,,it was super delicious....i've taken foto....will post in my new blog with ur name........

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  26. Lovely look both the blog+recipes dear...keep going Lavi.

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  27. Oh thats really drooling curry ..looks awesome and fantastic dearie... the color and texture of the curry is really tempting and making me hungry.

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  28. How I missed this in my reader?!, curry looks very yummy!

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  29. Lavi, dont knw why this post is still not showing in my reader

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  30. Sharmilee, i have re-posted it, thats why feed is not catched up by reader. Thanks Dear!! Try this Curry!

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  31. Curry looks super-delish, Lavi!

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  32. I'm drooling over here, this looks so delicious!

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  33. Thank you for the recipe! It was a life-saver! :)
    Flower

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  34. Hi Lavanya...
    was just browsing for an easy and diff aloo recepie for lunch today..and found ur blog in my search...and blv me ur curry recepie is awesome...i tried it and had a happy lunch just 5 mts back and it was yummmmmyyyyy..LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT...

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  35. I tried this for my wife and she loved it..Great recipe..will definitely send a flower basket if I know who submitted this recipe..

    Venkat

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  36. Venkat, its Great to hear, that you tried this curry for your wife!! And I got to say, yours is the best compliment that i received on my Blog!! Thanks a Lot!!

    Sammi..Yes this curry comes out tasty and this is one of my family favourite!

    Flower, Thanks a Lot Dear!!

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  37. making me here hungry with ur mouthwatering curry...

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  38. Really delicious and yummy. I ll definitely prepare this when my wife joins me at UK. Thanks a lot.

    Rajesh

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  39. Hello Lavanya..

    I tried this for dinner today...it came out awesome.

    Thanks,
    Satish

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  40. really it taste just amazing!

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  41. I stays alone and sometimes try hand in cooking. Can you please let me know about some easy-to-make and wholesome vegetarian dishes?? Usually I cook in night time. I stays in Bangalore and got a Bengali tongue. Thank you.

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  42. Thanks for the recipe ,just a small doubt ,what u mean by this curry leaves powder?

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  43. Hi Lav
    its a awesome dish no words to describe it :)

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  44. Hi Lavannya,
    I am preparing this Aloo Curry tonight.. But the Aloo is not getting cooked at all.. Otherwise the taste of the Curry has come very yumm... U wrote 10-15 minutes but its cooking since 25mins but aloo is still raw from inside..

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  45. Hi Sunayana,

    I guess you should have used different variety of potatoes, may be its new potato or still green potato.

    It just takes 10-15 minutes for the potatoes to get cooked.

    next time you can cook the potatoes in microwave at high power for 10 mins or in pressure cooker upto 4 whistles and add to the curry.

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  46. Hi Lavanya,

    Thanks for replying. I initially thought of pressure cooking the potatoes.. But then when I saw the advantages you wrote - "Potatoes getting cooked in the masala gravy. so you can expect tasty potatoes", i thought I will cook them in gravy only. Anyway, I will do that next time.. But yes the Curry came out very yumm...

    I am checking out other recipes too.. Am gonna try some more..

    Thanks,
    Sunayana

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  47. your curry is delicious

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  48. potato curry is amazing

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  49. really nice recieps would love to try you can try more indian recipes at www.freshrecipes.blogspot.com

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  50. This is good but I prefer the traditional Tamil dry style =)

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  51. I like mixing up my rice with dry potato curry (with skin), pulikachal, pal payasam, sour cream, and appalam! It's delicious!

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  52. This is so simple and awesome receipe.. I have just followed the instruction and did cook the same way... wow!! it was so tasty curry than I expected... Thank you so much!!

    - Chandrashekhar.

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    1. appreciate you for letting me know how you enjoyed! Thanks chandrashekhar!

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  53. r the coriander and chili powder in table sp or tea spoons?

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  54. Lamia,

    corriander and chilli powder should be added in table spoons.

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  55. awesome :) just tried it :)
    thanks
    akshaya

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  56. Tried today. It turned out very tasty. Specially by me who is bad in cooking :) Thanks a lot...
    -Ali

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  57. Lady, learn English first then teach us cooking. CUTTED!! :O

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    1. Anonymous,

      This is a recipe sharing blog and i am not here to teach on, how to cook for some english professionals. so just expect some nice photographs and good recipe from a recipe blog and not a good english write-up along with recipes.

      though your comment hurts, i will improve(learn) my english.

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  58. i reside in delhi n just tried ur recipe its a instant hit my father loved it

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    1. Glad your father liked this curry! Thanks for letting me know! Iam Happy about it!

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  59. U hav mentioned Asafoetida powder in ingredient list, but in recepie u didnt use Asafoetida right no?

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    1. Thanks Jithu for telling me. now i have added!

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  60. This was the best potato curry I ever made and tasted!! Love the Sounth Indian flavor ..I am going to try this with other vegetables too!

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    1. Thank you so much!! would love to hear, how the curry works with other veggie's.

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  61. I have since tried it with Turai( ridged gourd) and aloo and also with lauki (squash)..and each time it's turned out fabulous! thanks much for sharing your authentic recipes ..you are a wonderful cook :)I live in the US and I'm loving the falvors from South India here ..

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  62. Thank you so much ! Easily done :)

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  63. Just tried this...it was yummy :)

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  64. reallyyyyy yummmyy... i cook for 1st time nd i made it... its was relly helpful... thnks....

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  65. thnxxxxx a lot.. i cook for 1st time and i made it.... it was really yummyy...

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  66. I have been looking for a potato curry recipe and go through a lot of recipes.Though in most of recipes title may be curry but the end product is a dry still fry and most of them are suitable for chapathi ,naan.Atlast i got a recipe suitable for the rice.Thank u

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  67. tried this recipe...came out very well, thanks !!

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  68. It's absolutely fab!!!!! Thanks lavanya.....:)

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