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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hope you all friends had a safe and great Diwali! Here's some of the Diwali day photos to share with you.I made Chakli, Sev/Ompodi,Thenkuzhal( its a kind of murukku), and in sweets-Badhusha and Gulab Jamoons...
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And now, coming to the post ! This curry is different from the usual potato curry we make and this one uses freshly ground masala.My mother-in-law learnt this recipe from a Cookery show and she makes this very often.This is very flavorful one...Try this you will surely like!
Potato curry


Potato 2 nos. (Big)
Onion 1 no.(Big)
Turmeric 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Salt As needed
Coconut oil 1 tsp (optional)

To Grind:

Garlic 2 nos. 
Coriander seeds 1/2 tblsp
Coconut 2 tblsp
Red chillies 3-4 nos.
Black pepper whole 1/2 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp

To Temper:

Mustard 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Oil 2 tsp


  1. Peel the potato skin,wash and cut into 1 inch pieces as shown in the picture.Keep immersed in water till you use.
  2. Cut onion length wise and keep aside.
  3. Grind the ingredients under the "To Grind" table ,without adding water.
    Coriander,coconut,red chillies,pepper,jeera Powdered
  4. Heat oil in kadai and add mustard,urad dal and then add curry leaves and onion,fry till onion turns out golden brown.
    Fry till transparent
  5. Then add the cut potatoes,salt and turmeric and fry in medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the ground masala powder and add enough water to the potato to get cooked.
    Potato,turmeric,salt added Cook with masala and water
  7. Mix well and cook cover with a lid in a medium flame,till the potato gets cooked.Keep turning in between to avoid burning.
  8. After potato gets cooked,fry till water evaporates completely and curry should be dry.
  9. If desired add coconut oil at the end and transfer to the serving bowl and Serve as accompaniment for rice!

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  1. The Diwali treats made by you is adorable! The kolam so neat n symmetrical! Loved this potato curry frm ur mil, tks for sharing! HAPPY DIWALI to u n urs, Rajeshwari!

  2. Rangoli is very neat and nice fantastic, goodies look crisp n nice. Potato curry masala is a winner, potato is so versatile, you just have to be creative with masalas I think :) Trust you had wonderful Deepavali!

  3. the potato curry looks awesome! hope you had a great diwali :)

  4. Happy Diwali dear...your spread looks so wonderful and the koolam is very nice...coming back to potato curry..looks nice..thansk for sharing

  5. Both the potpuris are from IKEA dear and so the tea lights...I dnt knw what's there to mind in this anyway ;)..hehe I keep forgetting u r frm SG too..why don't you join our orkut community? What's your mail id will love to interact with u more if u dnt mind.

  6. All your Diwali treats look perfect Raks :)

    That potato curry looks warm,spicy & yummy.

  7. Ima ready with Roti, pass on the curry please. The pic is making me hungry. Simple and yummy recipe.

  8. The potato curry looks awesome..hope you had a wonderful diwali!

  9. Good curry will surely try.

  10. Nice masala for potato! Hope you has a great Diwali!

  11. wonderful diwali treats with beautiful rangoli. and the potato curry looks equally delicious. belated diwali wishes.

  12. Everything just looks so eye catching! Diwali sweets and snacks are just way too good.

  13. wow nice curry .. i havent tried this .. looks colorful N nice

  14. Those treats look great! Hope u too had a wonderful diwali.. The potato curry looks delicious..

  15. Wow, I just want to grab ur snacks and the sweet too. I love Badusha , did u made it? Lovely potato curry

  16. vow made a whole lot of things for diwali......gr8 ....the curry is soooo colorful.....looks tempting....nice pic

  17. Hope you had a wonderful Deepavali! You should post the recipes for those goodies. About the potato curry, it is simply delectable. Bookmarked! :)

  18. All your Diwali treats look perfect.

  19. Hi Cham,
    I did made badhusha at home,I took the recipe from Jasu's blog...Here's the link

  20. potato curry definitely looks great and aromatic with all those spices. Bookmarked.

    Lovely treats for Diwali! and the rangoli looks beautiful too.

  21. Raks, you are an expert at putting Kolam! the potato curry is really tasty and I'm going to try it... :)

  22. Wow.....Oma podi is such an interesting snack. Thenkuzhal, murukku, badhusha...everything sounds great! Maakkolam looks wonderful too! Belated Diwali wishes.

  23. Have one award awaiting to be received by you.

  24. Looks wonderful Raji, especially loved that curry pic. how are u Raj, hope u had a wonderful Diwali ! :)

  25. Diwali snacks look great...beautiful colam...Like the spicy potato curry...

  26. hi
    U have a nice blog.
    I am also in SG.
    Many recipes which i wanted to try and have some doubts abt that are now solved to a greater extent on seeing ur blog.Potato curry is really yummy.

  27. Potato curry looks yummy...:)

  28. Your blog looks delicious. This recipe sounds tasty and the photo is beautiful! I'd like to include it in our blog :). Please email me if you're interested.

    Sophie, Key Ingredient Chief Blogger

  29. Hi,
    The Diwali maakolam looks amzing. I make a similar kolam too. Can u pls tell me how did u make the perfect circle in the outer boundary? Do u use some thing to make tht or is it freehand?

  30. Hi Priya,thanks for the nice words, I dont use anything for making that circle free hand only,I have made this kolam so many times,so through practice it comes out good. :)

  31. hi Raks
    i made potato curry today...seeing ur recipe...i lived it.....thanks.......this is a good version...

  32. hi Raks,
    I tried both potato and raw banana with this grounded masala, it was so good, Can I try it with Cabbage ?

    1. You can try, I haven't though :)

  33. Hi, can you give a quick fix for the grinding masala if i added water (without reading the whole post :( ).
    the whole thing is watery and now what to do?? :(

    1. Thats fine if you add water and grind. Later we are adding water to cook right, so adjust with that.


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