Urulai Kizhangu Kara curry (Potato curry) is one of my favourite curry. Every one loves Potato - there is not doubt about it and potato is one of largest consumed vegitable across world. Fried potato with spices is somthing which automatically brings water in your mouth. Urulai kizhangu curry, vengaya sambar and white rice is my all time favourite.Try this and let me know.

Urulai kizhangu Kara Curry (Potato Curry)
Urulai kizhangu Kara Curry (Potato Curry)

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins

Potato1/2 kg
Turmeric1/4 teaspoon
Cumin Powder1/2 teaspoon
RedChilli Powder2 teaspoon
Besanflour2 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste

For Seasoning:
Cooking Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds1 teaspoon
HingA Pinch

  1. Wash and Peel the potato and chop the potato into medium sized cubes and soak it in water and keep it aside
  2. Heat the oil in pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begins to sputter add hing, turmeric powder and fry for 5 seconds. Now add the chopped potatoes and mix well.
  3. Keep the flame low and add the cumin powder and red chilli powder and mix well and close the pan with the lid. As most of us are now using non-stick pan, we don't need to add water. Just stir fry the potatoes occasionally and allow them to cook completely in low flame. If you are using a traditional iron pan, then it is always better to sprinkle some water and cook the potatoes also we need to be generous in  adding oil to get nicely roasted potatoes. For non-stick, adding a tablespoon of oil in the beginning itself is sufficient.  
  4. Finally once our potatoes are nicely cooked, we can sprinkle besan flour and mix well and keep in low flame for another 5 mintues and then switch off the flame. Adding besan flour roast the potatoes evenly and we can get golden brown potatoes which are not sticky with each other. Do not mix the potatoes very frequently with the ladle as it may result in mashing of potatoes.
  5. The delicious urulai kizhangu kara curry(potato curry) is ready to serve. 

  • The varation to this recipe is to add onion. You can fry the sliced onion in the oil before adding the potato.
  • If you have micro wave oven, then put the potato directly in the microwave and cook it for 3 mins. Check the potato and if require cook for 1-2 more mins. Then remove the potato from the microwave, peel the skin and cut the potato into cubes and fry it in the oil as per the steps mentioned above.
  • Try to consume less oil as possible... Enjoy Urulai kizhangu kara curry !

Urulai kizhangu Kara Curry (Potato Curry)
Urulai kizhangu Kara Curry (Potato Curry)

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  1. on the method, there was no mention about adding salt and chilli powder. After turn OFF the flame and tested the fried potato curry, I noticed that the salt and chilli step was not included. Just wanted to let you know

  2. Hi, thanks for mentioning the typo error. I have corrected the recipe.

  3. hello maami, before chopping should we peel the skin, or with skin this kaara kari should be done aah! please let me know.

  4. Hi Parvathi, Thanks for mentioning the typo error. i have corrected the recipe. We need to peel the skin before chopping.

  5. Why do we add Hing in some of the recipes? Is it only for spicy recipes or do we do it for simple poriyals also?

  6. hello maami,
    tell me some different curry/poriyal varieties using some different vegetables. i am so tired of
    using the same potato,sow sow,bindi,brinjal,chenai etc. tell me some different and yummy lunch box varieties which are not time consuming also.