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Potato Kara Kari, Potato Kara Curry Recipe

by | Nov 24, 2016 | 23 comments

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Tamil style potato kara kari. How to make Potato Kara Kari , Potato Kara Curry Recipe. Tamilnadu Brahmin style recipe.

The first time I tried this kara kari, it was serendipity. I have never used besan (kadalai maavu) in potato fry I do at home until recently. The additional touch of besan gives the potato fry a new dimension that I have come to call as the “aloo bonda-ish” flavor that’s mind blowing. This idea for the besan in potato curry is from my friend Chitra Viswanathan. I think its a Tamil Brahmin thing of adding kadalai maavu in potato kara kari. This recipe is a keeper and I do it almost every week.
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Here is the video of how to do potato kara kari, urulai kara kari.

Wash and peel the potatoes. Dice the potatoes into small pieces. Mix the potatoes with sambar powder, chilli powder, curry leaves, salt and our star ingredient, besan. Mix well to combine. Set aside.

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I like to cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker using the pot in pot method. Take a pressure cooker and add half a cup of water to the cooker. Place the potato bowl in the cooker and cover with a lid. Cook on a medium flame for 4 whistles. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure to settle naturally. The potatoes usually cooks in 2-3 whistles but we are cooking for 4 whistles as we are cooking using the pot in pot method. Remember that we did not add any water to the potato bowl. The potato cooks perfectly in this method.

Note: After opening, try to eat a small piece and see if the potato is fully cooked. If not, cover and cook for a whistle more. Some variety of potatoes take longer to cook.

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Take a pan, preferably non-stick and add a tablespoon of oil to the pan. Heat the oil and add in the mustard seeds. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add in the cooked potato mixture to the pan.

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Toss the potatoes for 10 minutes until well roasted.

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Super delicious side dish is ready. Serve with sambar or rasam.

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Potato Kara Kari, Urulai kizhangu Kara Curry Recipe

Tamil style potato kara kari. How to make Potato Kara Kari , Potato Kara Curry Recipe. Tamilnadu Brahmin style recipe.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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For steaming potatoes

  • 4 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon besan (kadalai maavu)

Other ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds

Instructions

  1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Dice the potatoes to small pieces. Mix the potatoes with sambar powder, chilli powder, curry leaves, salt and besan. Mix well to combine. Set aside.
  2. Place the potato bowl in the cooker and cover with a lid. Cook on a medium flame for 4 whistles. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure to settle naturally.
  3. Take a pan, preferably non-stick and add a tablespoon of oil to the pan. Heat the oil and add in the mustard seeds. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add in the cooked potato mixture to the pan.
  4. Toss the potatoes for 10 minutes until well roasted.
  5. Serve hot!
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu

23 Comments

  1. Mag

    I absolutely love your recipes Kannamma 😋. Your recipes are quick & easy with exact measurements. You have made it ‘idiot-proof’ for this inexperienced cook. I love trying out any/all recipes on your website. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart 🙏🏻!

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  2. ujwalatha

    Thank you for the recipe it made my day, that was Yum.






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  3. V. Chandrasekhar

    What heat level should we use for Steps 3 and 4? Thanks.

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  4. Sridevi

    Tried out the receipe and it was finger licking good….! Loved the taste and thanks for sharing the receipe..

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  5. Keerthi

    Hi suguna! I’m a very big fan of yours recipes.. One quick question ..any substitute for besan flour?.. I don’t have besan flour at home now… Can I mortar the kadalai paruppu and use it? Will that be okay?






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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Hi Keerthi, You can just skip it if you dont have it!

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  6. Anu

    Awesome recipe Suguna!! I made chicken stew (yup…from ur blog again!)for dinner yesterday night and this kara curry was the perfect combo!! Nowadays when I make a tasty dish…my husband’s comment is always “kannamma’s recipe uh?”!!! cant wait to try more dishes from ur blog :-)!!

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Thanks so much. Glad you liked it! Happy Cooking

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  7. Shameema

    Wow sugun!
    It was tasty






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  8. Mrunalini

    The potatoes mixed with powders seem to be placed in a bowl without covering the bowl beneath the cooker lid. What if water accumulates since we are not covering the bowl with a plate or something? Won’t it become too mushy? Sometimes I stop with two whistles and it comes out okish (same technique but would add water in the bowl and cover the bowl with a plate), won’t four whistles make it over cooked? I always end up making mushy potato poriyal. Badly wanna make proper crispy and firm fries 🙂

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      If your cooker is really big and a small bowl is placed in the cooker, the water might accumulate. I use a 2 or 3 liter cooker for my poriyal. It turns perfectly fine.

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  9. DY

    Hi, can i steam the potatoes instead or even fry them directly after seasoning them if I do not wish to use a pressure cooker? Thanks.

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  10. ram babu jangili.

    It looks easy & fast cooking I seen first time.






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  11. Jo

    Tried this today– came out really well!
    Thank you!

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  12. jincy

    My daughter is a great fan of yours,every day she looks if new receipe is posted in

    kannanna cooks.Keep rocking dear…






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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Thank you so much Jincy. Really happy to hear that your daughter likes my recipes. You made my day <3

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  13. Hepsiba

    Superb

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