Potato Curry | Scrumptious Aloo Curry

This Potato curry is a straightforward homely curry made with onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices. It is a fast and attractive one pot aloo curry. Gluten-free and vegan.

potato curry in a blue rimmed white bowl on a blue bordered white napkin

Potato Curry – A Consolation Meals!

Potato curry is a kind of recipes that is filled with recollections for me. Rising up, my mother used to make this straightforward potato curry for all of us.

The combo of rice and this scrumptious potato curry can be comforting and until in the present day it’s one in all my favourite meal. I’m positive you additionally should be having your favourite potato curry.

That is only a fundamental easy potato curry however full of flavors. The style is paying homage to the easy humble meals made in Indian villages.

I’ve been lucky sufficient to have meals within the houses of some villagers and their meals are wholesome, nutritious and attractive.

Potato is called “Aloo” or “Alu” in Hindi. Thus the title of any curry or gravy made solely with potatoes is known as Aloo Curry or Aloo Gravy in Hindi.

About this recipe

My potato curry can also be a kind of recipes which you can make in a rush after a drained day’s work or when haven’t any veggies or lentils in your kitchen.

You may also make the aloo curry in a strain cooker. Simply cut back the quantity of water if making in a strain cooker.

The strain cooked aloo curry tastes completely different than one made in pan. For finest style, I’d counsel making this potato gravy in a pan or pot.

I’ve talked about under on how one can make this curry in a stove-top strain cooker and the Instantaneous pot.

There may be little additional oil used on this curry and that does make a distinction within the total style. For those who favor you possibly can add much less oil.

In India, each area has its personal model and variation of a potato curry. Principally in lots of Indian states, aloo curry is relished with the Indian fried bread aka poori.

My potato curry recipe is an exception. It tastes nice with steamed rice and even with Indian breads like roti or paratha.

Step-by-Step Information

make Potato Curry

Sautéing onions, tomatoes

1. Warmth three tablespoons oil in a pan or kadai. Add ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic and saute for just a few seconds. No have to brown garlic. You may also add 2 tablespoons oil.

You should utilize any impartial flavored oil. For this recipe, I favor to make use of peanut oil. Nevertheless you can even make it in sunflower oil, canola oil, avocado oil or grapeseed oil.

finely chopped garlic getting sautéed in oil

2. Subsequent add ½ cup chopped onions.

onions added

three. Sauté till the onions flip translucent on a medium-low warmth. Carry on stirring in intervals.

onions getting sautéed

four. Then add 1 cup of tightly packed chopped tomatoes.

tomatoes added

5. Combine very properly.

tomatoes mixed

6. Cowl the pan with its lid and simmer on a low warmth till the tomatoes soften and change into mushy. Do examine a few instances when the tomatoes are cooking.

TIP: If the tomatoes persist with the pan, including just a few splashes of water, deglaze the pan and proceed to cook dinner.

TIP: If you’re making the curry in a strain cooker, then sauté the tomatoes with out overlaying your strain cooker with its lid.

pan covered with a glass lid

7. Cook dinner till the tomatoes soften and change into mushy.

tomatoes have softened and become mushy

eight. When the tomatoes have softened properly, then add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon kashmiri pink chilli powder (or ½ teaspoon common pink chilli powder or cayenne pepper), ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon garam masala powder and ½ teaspoon cumin powder (elective).

TIP: For making a spicy potato curry you possibly can improve the quantity of pink chili powder. You may also add 1 finely chopped inexperienced chili (or ½ teaspoon chopped inexperienced chili or serrano pepper).

ground spices added to tomatoes for making potato curry

9. Combine the spice powders very properly with the onion-tomato combination.

ground spices mixed with tomatoes

Including potatoes

10. Then add diced potatoes (four medium sized potatoes, diced). Additionally season with salt as required.

chopped potatoes and salt added

11. Combine very properly.

potatoes mixed

12. Pour 2 cups of water and stir properly.

TIP: If making the curry in a stove-top strain cooker, then use a 2 or three litre strain cooker. Comply with all of the steps from 1 to 11 as talked about above.

Add 1 to 1.25 cups water. Strain cook dinner on medium warmth for 7 to eight minutes or 2 to three whistles.

water added to potatoes and mixed to make aloo curry

Cooking potato curry

13. Cowl the pan with its lid and simmer on a medium to medium-high flame till the potatoes are cooked.

pan covered with lid

14. Do examine a few instances when the curry is simmering.

potato curry simmering

15. The curry will thicken barely by the point the potatoes are achieved. Additionally, you will see some oil specks on the highest of the gravy.

TIP: In case you intend to serve this curry with roti or chapati or bread, then you possibly can add much less water and make the curry consistency extra thick.

Nevertheless, if you wish to serve it with rice then you possibly can add a bit extra water and let the curry be barely skinny in consistency. You’ll be able to regulate the consistency of the curry as per your wants.

potato curry ready to be served

16. Then change off the warmth and add ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves (cilantro). Combine very properly.

chopped coriander leaves added to aloo curry

17. Serve potato curry scorching with steamed rice or roti or bread or plain paratha or cumin rice.

potato curry in a blue rimmed white bowl on a blue bordered white napkin

Instantaneous Pot Potato Curry

  1. Utilizing the sauté operate of the Instantaneous pot, add oil within the metal insert. When the oil turns into scorching, add the garlic and sauté for a few seconds.
  2. Tip within the onions and sauté stirring usually till onions soften.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes. Sauté till they soften and change into pulpy.
  4. Add all the bottom spices and blend totally. Add the diced potatoes, salt and 1 cup water. Combine and deglaze.
  5. Strain cook dinner on excessive for three to four minutes. Do a fast strain launch after three minutes.
  6. For those who discover the curry skinny on your liking, then press the sauté button and sauté the curry for five to 7 minutes till you get the specified consistency. Mashing the potatoes a bit may also thicken the curry.
  7. End with the coriander leaves and serve scorching.

How can I make potato curry with boiled or mashed potatoes?

In case you have leftover boiled potatoes or simply easy unseasoned mashed potatoes, then add them on the step when the tomatoes have turns into comfortable and pulpy.

Add within the salt and 1 cup water or as required. Combine and simmer for five minutes. You’ll be able to add much less or extra water in accordance with the consistency you favor.


Knowledgeable Ideas

  • Potato kind: For Indian curry or gravy recipes, the potato varieties which might be properly suited are pink skinned potatoes, Yukon gold (yellow potatoes), child potatoes, and russet potatoes.
  • Tomatoes: In India, we get recent tomatoes all through the entire yr so canned tomatoes is one thing unprecedented with most people. For those who should not have entry to recent tomatoes, use ½ cup tomato puree or 1 cup chopped or crushed canned tomatoes.
  • Spices: The listing of floor spices within the recipe are the essential Indian floor spices which you’ll be able to simply discover on-line on amazon or in an Indian or asian grocery retailer.
  • Garam Masala: One of the necessary floor spice combine added to many dishes from the North Indian delicacies, is garam masala. Exchange it with ½ teaspoon of curry powder, when you should not have it. Or make your personal with my trusted and tried Garam Masala Recipe.

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Easy and simple one pot potato curry made with onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 15 minutes

Whole Time 25 minutes

Delicacies Indian

Course: Primary Course

Eating regimen: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Problem Degree: Straightforward

Servings three

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This potato curry recipe from the archives (December 2016) has been republished and up to date on 21 December 2020.

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