Urulaikilangu Kurma/Potato Kurma/Aloo Kurma

Another session of Blogging Marathon has started for this week I have chosen pressure cooker recipe as theme.
Pressure cooker is one such boon to every women as it saves the time and food can be cooked in no time.Not only saves time it also saves the fuel too,I can't imagine my cooking without a pressure cooker.
Today's recipe is flavorful and slightly spicy kurma with the potatoes,a perfect accompaniment for roti,parotta and ghee rice.This recipe can be made in open method also but making in pressure cooker makes it easier without compromising the taste.Her goes the recipe...................

Basic Information

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking Time - 20 minutes
Serves- 3-4


Potato/urulaikilangu(cubed)2(medium size)
Onion(finely sliced)1(large size)
Tomato(finely chopped)3(medium size)
Turmeric powder/manjal poi1/4tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi1 tbs
Curry leaves/karivepillaifew leaves
Coriander leaves/kothamalli(chopped)as needed
Thick Coconut milk/thengai paal1/2cup

Grind to a fine paste

Shallots/chinna vengayam10
Red chilly/vara milagai4
Green chilly/pachamilagai4
Garlic/poondu4 cloves
Ginger/ingi1 inch
Poppy seeds/kasakasa1tsp
Cinnamon/pattai1/2 inch 

For the tempering

Cinnamon/pattai1 inch piece
Star anise1 petal
fennel seeds/sombu1/8tsp


Grind the given ingredients to a fine paste in a blender with water as needed and set it aside.

Heat a pan with oil and do the tempering with the given ingredients,add in the sliced onion and curry leaves till transparent.Once the onion becomes transparent add in the ground paste,cook it till the raw smell goes off.

Then goes in the chopped tomaotes,cook it until mushy.Now add the cubed potatoes,coriander powder,turmeric powder and salt.Give it a mix.

Add around 11/2- 2 cups of water,cover it with lid and cook it for a whistle in a medium flame.

Once the pressure subsides,remove the lid and add the coconut milk and cook it for one boil.Finally sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves and put off the fire.

Potato Kurma is ready.


  • The amount of chillies given is for slightly spicier version so adjust accordingly.
  • Do not cook it more than for a whistle otherwise the potatoes get over cooked.
  • Here I used the store bought coconut milk,if you are making it at home for 1/2 cup of coconut add 1/4 cup of water and grind it to a fine paste and strain it.

This recipe is off to Tamizhar Samayal Tuesday and Dish it out -Tomato and Garlic Event.

Check out the fellow bloggers participating in Blogging Marathon #35.


Even I am doing this theme and I also have potato kurma in the lineup! Kurma looks delicious!

looks gr8.. i too make this kurma often mostly when other veggies go out of stock.. :)

Delicious and flavorful kurma.. Absolutely love it.. :)

Delicious and yummy kurma, looks flavorful.

Wat an flavorful and inviting kurma :) they looks super tempting , I wud love to finish them with roti's :)

the kurma looks so delicious... i love to use pressure cooker all the time, it makes life so easy...

Very delicious looking curry...Love to have it with some rotis

looks fantastic n yummy,wonderful clicks!!

Love this dish!..we make it atleast once a week..

Yummy and delicious. Must be tasting good with roti or poori

wow - spices in this kurma must taste awesome

Addition of coconut milk is very interesting and I am sure it enhances the taste as well.

Yummy looking potato kurma.

This came out really well! THank you!

Shall we add carrot in this kurma

Hi Sathis Rao,

You can add,but it will end up in a slight sweet taste.

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