Potato kurma

Potato kurma – Famous Indian recipes -Aloo kurma

How to make Potato Kurma ?

Potato Kurma (also so known as Aloo Kurma) is a fantastic side dish for poori and chapati.  It is very easy to make, a special breakfast and dinner recipe.


  • Potato – 6 medium sizes
  • Big onion – 1(sliced)
  • Green chili – 3 (slit)
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Tomato – 1 (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt as needed
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 3spoons
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Bengal gram – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tsp (optional)
  • Garlic – 3 no’s (crushed)
  • Hing – a pinch
  • Water – to boil potato

Steps to boil potato:

  1. First clean potato from running water and cut in to half.
  2. In a pressure cooker add ½ tsp turmeric powder, required salt and add water that fully covers the potato.
  3. Switch on the stove and allow it to cook for 3 whistles.
  4. Next switch off the stove and allow it to cool down.
  5. Now remove the potato skin, then coarsely mash and keep it aside.

Steps to cook potato kurma:

  1. In a pan add oil when it is heated, add mustard seeds allow it to splutters, add Bengal gram, urad dal, hing, garlic fry for a minute.
  2. Now add sliced onion, green chili, curry leaves, fry for 2 minutes, and then add tomato, fry till it become mushy.
  3. Add coarsely mashed potato and fry for 2 minutes, now add required salt for this kurma, water and allow it to boil for 10 minutes. (If you want korma thicker means mix 2 spoons Bengal gram flour in water without lumps for thickening).
  4. Check salt and spicy of the korma, finally add chopped coriander leaves and switch of the stove.
  5. Hot and spicy potato kurma is ready to eat.
  6. Serve this potato kurma with poori, chapatti, roti and rice.


  • Here I used green chili for spicy, if you want more spicy means add chili powder.(But colour of the kurma will get changed if you add chili powder)
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