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Potato Curry Recipe in South Indian Style (Urulaikilangu Kara Kari )

South Indian style potato curry with onions and tomatoes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Potatoes - 3 large sized
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Tomato - 1 small
  • Garlic - 4 chopped finely
  • Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
  • Sambar powder - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste

To Temper

  • Gingelly Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few



  • Wash the potatoes well and cut each piece into half. Pressure cook it for three whistles. Once the pressure releases, peel the skin off from the potatoes and cut into bite size pieces.Chop the onions, garlic,tomatoes finely and keep aside.


  • Heat a pan with oil and add the items to temper. Once mustard cracks and urad dal turns brown, add curry leaves & saute for a minute. Add onions and garlic now & fry till it becomes transparent.
  • Once the onions become transparent, add tomatoes and saute till it becomes mushy. After that add the potato pieces, turmeric and sambar powder.
  • Mix well with little water so that the masalas are coated well.Keep the flame low and carefully fry the potatoes for ten minutes every now and then.Once everything come together, switch off the flame.


Serving: 3g