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Potato Podimas – Potato curry


Potato Podimas is a very simple recipe. You can make it in 15 minutes. It’s one of the classic South Indian dish that goes very well with Poori (a fried dough dish) or Chapathis. My mom used to make for all the festivals. I would say it’s one of our family-favorite dish 🙂


  • Potato : 3 (medium)
  • Onion : 1/2 cup
  • Oil : 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
  • Urad dal : 2 tsp
  • Chana dal: 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves : 5-6 leaves
  • Green chilies : 3-4 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic Pods : 4 (pressed)
  • Turmeric Powder : 1tsp
  • Coriander Leaves : For garnishing
  • Salt : to taste

Method Of Preparation:

  1. Boil the potatoes and peel the skin off. Cut half of them into small cubes and slightly mash the remaining potatoes with your hand.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai (a frying pan) add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and chana dal after it sputters add the curry leaves, salt and onions.
  3. Saute them for a few minutes or till the onions turn into translucent.
  4. After that add pressed garlic and turmeric powder fry them for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Then finally add the potatoes and mix them well.
  6. Let it sit in the heat for few minutes and remove it.
  7. Garnish it with coriander leaves.



  1. Mmmm….looks very healthy and delicious. Would be so good with thosai.

  2. Curry looks super delicious Shriya…nice presentation 🙂

  3. Wow…Loved ur colorful shots. Superb!

  4. Anytime simple and comfort curry!

  5. looks mouthwatering

  6. Such a delicious and mouthwatering potato curry, just love it!!

  7. hey curry looks super tatsy…yum yum..

  8. simple and a perfect curry….anytime for me!!

  9. Nice


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