Sri lankan potato curry

Best Sri Lankan Potato Curry

What is Sri Lankan Potato Curry?

The most delicious vegetarian curry made in our country is called Sri Lankan Potato Curry. There are many different ways of making potatoes in our country, but making potato curry like this is the most popular. This curry can be eaten with any main meal in Sri Lanka. It is good with food like rice, bread, Idiappa, and pittu. Everyone likes this potato curry because it can be made easily and with little cost.

Sri Lankan Potato Curry is known as ‘Ala hodi kirata’ or ‘Ala Kiri Hodi’. Keep these things in mind while making Sri Lankan Potato curry. Make a delicious Potato Curry without any lumps in coconut milk. Here are some tips from us.

  • Do not use red chili powder
  • Don’t add curry powder
  • First, boil the potatoes.
  • Cook potatoes on low flame to prevent lumps. Remove the bowl from the burner and stir the curry for another 3-4 minutes to prevent lumps

What types of potatoes can be used for Sri Lankan Potato Curry?

In Sri Lanka, there are 2 types of potatoes that can be found mainly. Any of these 2 types can be used for this potato curry.

Sri Lankan Potato
Sri Lankan Potato

There are many types of curries that are unique to Sri Lanka. We hope to present such recipes to you as much as possible. Below are some such recipes that we have presented.

What are the ingredients used in Sri Lankan Potato Curry?

Below are the ingredients needed to make Potato Curry. The link to purchase the ingredients through amazon is attached.

  • 500 g potatoes
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • Sprig curry leaves
  • Rampe leaves (Pandanusamaryllifolius ) pandan leaf 2-inch
  • 2-3 Pods Cardamom slightly bruised
  • Small cinnamon stick ½ inch
  • 2-3 Green Chili
  • 2 Pods Garlic sliced fine
  • 1 Medium Onion sliced fine
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1` tsp Aba (Mustard Seed)
  • 1½ cup Coconut milk
  • Salt to taste

Let’s see how to make Sri Lankan Potato Curry step by step.

Boiling the potatoes for the curry

  • Put well-cleaned potatoes in a large pan and add enough water to cover the potatoes500 g potatoes
  • Boil well for about ten minutes.
  • Once they’re done, peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces.
  • Do not add salt while boiling potatoes.

How to Temper

  • Place a pan on the stove and heat it by adding oil on medium heat.
  • After the oil is heated, add the curry leaves and the Pandan leaf, followed by the cinnamon, cardamom, and garlic.
  • Temper these ingredients for about 2 minutes.
  • Now add green chilies, chopped onions, and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder and temper for another 2 minutes.

Let’s make potato curry

  • When the onions turn golden in the temperer, add the boiled potatoes.
  • Gently combine them together for 4-6 minutes on low-medium heat
  • Mix the potatoes in such a way that they are not crushed.
  • Add mustard seeds and mix and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and add salt to season.
  • Boil on low heat for about 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
  • Finally, add salt to taste if needed Salt to taste
PREP TIMECOOK TIMEADDITIONALTOTAL TIME
15 mins30 mins15 mins1 hr
COURSECUISINESERVINGSCALORIES
Side DishSri Lankan4 Servings276 kcal

What are the benefits of Sri Lankan Potato Curry?

There are many benefits that we get from potatoes. Also, this curry also provides many more benefits. This potato curry can be made for small children and vegetarians. Potato is a very nutritious food if you look at nutrition.

Sri lankan potato curry

Sri Lankan Potato Curry

This potato curry is one of the popular curries in Sri Lanka
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Additional 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Sri Lankan
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 276 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g potatoes
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • Sprig curry leaves
  • Rampe leaves (Pandanusamaryllifolius ) pandan leaf 2-inch
  • 2-3 Pods Cardamom slightly bruised
  • Small cinnamon stick ½ inch
  • 2-3 Green Chili
  • 2 Pods Garlic sliced fine
  • 1 Medium Onion sliced fine
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1` tsp Aba (Mustard Seed)
  • cup Coconut milk
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

Boiling the potatoes for the curry

  • Put well-cleaned potatoes in a large pan and add enough water to cover the potatoes
    500 g potatoes
  • Boil well for about ten minutes.
  • Once they're done, peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces.
  • Do not add salt while boiling potatoes.

How to Temper

  • Place a pan on the stove and heat it by adding oil on medium heat.
  • After the oil is heated, add the curry leaves and the Pandan leaf, followed by the cinnamon, cardamom, and garlic.
    4 tbsp Oil, Sprig curry leaves, Rampe leaves (Pandanusamaryllifolius ), 2-3 Pods Cardamom, Small cinnamon stick, 2 Pods Garlic
  • Temper these ingredients for about 2 minutes.
  • Now add green chilies, chopped onions, and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder and temper for another 2 minutes.
    2-3 Green Chili, 1 Medium Onion, 1 tsp Turmeric Powder

Let's make potato curry

  • When the onions turn golden in the temperer, add the boiled potatoes.
  • Gently combine them together for 4-6 minutes on low-medium heat
  • Mix the potatoes in such a way that they are not crushed.
  • Add mustard seeds and mix and cook for a few minutes
    1` tsp Aba (Mustard Seed)
  • Add coconut milk and add salt to season.
    Salt to taste
  • Boil on low heat for about 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
    1½ cup Coconut milk
  • Finally, add salt to taste if needed
    Salt to taste
Keyword Sri lankan Ala curry, Sri lankan Potato Curry

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