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Potato Curry

Potato curry or aloo curry recipe made easily with simple pantry staples. Vegan and gluten free. Thick, flavorful and hearty curry for weeknight family dinners, ready in 30 minutes. Stovetop and instant pot methods included.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: potato curry
Servings: 3
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Harini


  • 2 Potatoes large
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 3 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk optional
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy pan. Add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 2 green chilies and 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste. Saute for a minute. Add chopped onions and saute until they turn a bit soft.
    sauteing onions, green chilies and cumin seeds in oil
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes.
    chopped tomatoes added
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder and 1 teaspoon garam masala powder. Y0u can also add 2 teaspoons curry powder.
    spice powders added
  • Mix well and saute until tomatoes are fully cooked and soft. It should release oil from sides.
    curry base for potato curry
  • Now add 1.5 cup water and mix. Simmer till the curry base thickens for around 8-12 minutes. Now you can add 1/2 cup thick coconut milk if you like. Season with salt to taste.
    base for potato curry simmering
  • Add boiled and cubed potatoes.
    boiled and cubed potatoes added to curry base
  • Mix well. Close the pan with a lid and simmer or another 5-6 minutes.
    making potato curry recipe
  • Add lemon juice and remove from flame. Now add finely chopped cilantro leaves.
    Serve aloo curry warm.
    potato curry ready to serve


Serving: 3servings | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1242IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg