Potato Poriyal


Potato poriyal or basically Aloo sabzi is a quick, easy & tasty dish. Potato is an all time favorite of kids & adults. This is one veggie that is always available at home. Potato is rich in carbs and can be prepared in so many ways. This spicy potato poriyal is not only easy to make but really yummy to eat.

Well, our guest chef Divya Srikanth from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu is back again with a delicious & easy to do potato poriyal recipe. For making this dish you need to fry diced potatoes in mustard seeds & curry leaves flavored tempering with onions, ginger-garlic paste & spices. Yummy, try this!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time       Cook Time        Total Time          Yields

05 mins               15 mins                 20 mins           4 Servings


Potato – medium 3 (washed, peeled & diced)

Onion – 1 (finely chopped)

Curry leaves – 8-10

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 pinch

Oil – 4-5 tablespoons

Salt per taste

Mustard seeds – ¼ teaspoon

Chili powder – ¾ – 1 teaspoon per choice

Asafetida – 1 pinch


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds, when the seeds splutter add asafetida, finely chopped onions, curry leaves and ginger garlic paste. Sauté till the onions turn translucent.
  • After this add chili powder & salt. Now add diced potatoes and mix well. Stir for a minute and cover the pan with the lid. Cook till potatoes are soft & tender and well cooked, keep stirring every 5-6 minutes till potatoes are done.
  • Once cooked take off heat. Simple & delicious potato poriyal is ready to be served.

Note: Serve hot with poori, chapatti, roti or rice. Bon Apatite!

Happy Cooking!!

Recipe contributed by Divya Srikanth


2 replies »

    • Hi, Thanks for liking the recipe. The potatoes are not boiled, they soften up during cooking, in the posted recipe but you can use boiled & diced potatoes as well and and fry them till they blend well with spices. Cheers!

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