Feb 16, 2013

Potato Curry

Potato Curry – Pressure cooker method. A delicious and creamy curry, best with chapatis / rotis / pulao / rice / puris .. !!

Serves: 2 – 3


For the spice paste (masala):

1 onion

8 – 10 cloves garlic

¾ teaspoon red chilli powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

½ teaspoon jeera powder (cumin seed powder)

2 tablespoons water

Make a paste of above ingredients in a small mixer bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Keep aside.

Other ingredients

1 tablespoon oil

Spice paste (masala)

2 potatoes (2 big size or 3 small size), cut into cubes

1 well ripe tomato, chopped

¾ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

250 ml water (1 ¼ cup water of Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity)

1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves


Heat oil in a pressure cooker on  medium heat. Add spice paste and sauté on a low heat for 2 – 3 minutes / until the raw smell goes.

Add potato cubes, tomato, salt to taste and 250 ml water (to fully cover potatoes and tomatoes). Close pressure cooker lid. Bring to high heat till 3 quick whistles. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 5 minutes.

Switch off the heat. Allow the cooker to cool naturally. Open the lid and serve with rice / rotis .. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves when serving. This gravy is very tasty and creamy in consistency.

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