Spicy Potato Kurma

21 Jul

Bangala Dumpa Kurma.

Onion and tomato are cooked in tempered oil. Potato is boiled and cubed and added to the onion tomato mixture. A freshly made spice powder is used for taste and aroma. Once the potato is absorbs all the flavors, the kurma is served with chapati or with roti etc.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Bangala Dumpa Kurma.


Potato 1 Large
Onion 1 Large
Tomato 2 Medium
Green Chiles 3 – 4
Red Chile Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to taste


Chana Dal 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves 6
Oil 1 tbsp


Cinnamon 1 1/2 inch Stick
Cloves 3
Star Anise 1/2
Coriander Seeds 1 tbsp
Oil 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and slice the onion.
Wash and finely chop the tomato.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Halve the potato and boil it in enough water till just soft.
Strain the potato, peel off the skin and chop into big cubes.
Mash couple of potato cubes and keep aside.

Heat oil in a small pan, add all masala ingredients in order.
Fry them on low flame till aromatic or till they change color.
Cool the roasted ingredients and grind them into fine powder using a spice blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When chana dal changes color, add onion and green chiles.
Fry briefly and stir in chopped tomatoes.
When tomatoes turn a little mushy, add chopped potato, mashed potato, ground masala powder, red chile powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry for a minute, add around half a cup of water and cook covered on low flame.
Once the oil separates, uncover and fry for a minute and remove from heat.
Serve potato kurma with chapati or with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure potato is cooked properly.

Suggestions: If the potato is not cooked well, add a splash of water and cook covered till done.
Variations: Also check the potato tag or try the browse page for more variations.
Other Names: Potato Kurma, Bangala Dumpa Kurma, Aloo Kurma.

15 Responses to “Spicy Potato Kurma”

  1. Hari Chandana July 21, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    dats a lip smacking dish.. wonderful snap.. just love it 🙂

  2. Mythreyee July 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    I should definitely try this one day…looks delicious.

  3. Gurdip singh suri July 22, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    I gone through the delicious respi & I made it in my life first time.

  4. Sudha July 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Pootha rekulu kuda chestunnara? Meeru super andi

  5. J. Syamala July 22, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    hellow sir, good morning
    I am watching your receipes every day first day of my work . Before that when i started watching your receips it is OK. Now a days i feel very bore to see your receipe talimpu blog. every day same receipes no change. Please try for new receipes sir. pootha rekulu, potato curry every day every home they knows all the receipes in talimpu blog. all are daily we are preparing in our home also. some types of new experiments you can do and post in the blog.

    thanking you,


  6. swathi July 23, 2010 at 1:31 am #

    really its mouth watering………. definetly i’ll try dis

  7. divya July 23, 2010 at 3:22 am #

    I will try one day

  8. JeevithaRam July 23, 2010 at 5:23 am #

    Spicy Potato Kurma Dish I tried Very Excellent Dish
    My Hus Liked That too much -Thanks For This, Try me and Give me Like This New idea.

  9. Sudha July 25, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Telugu vontakalakosamu oka spl website! Thanks a million!

  10. vilekha July 27, 2010 at 4:25 am #

    hi raaji,

    my view on j.shyamala’s msg………….
    I don’t agree with u shyamala may be u r an anddrite and the recipes r common to you bt for people like me who r non andhrites they r new and refreshing…………..acc to me raaji is doing a wonderful and neat job ……..

  11. Raji July 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    @Hari Chandana thank you
    @Mythreyee do give it a try for sure. thx.
    @Gurdip singh suri thanks
    @Sudha thanks andi. keep visiting.
    @J. Syamala good morning to you too sir. i have no idea why pootharekulu and potato curry were boring to you. they are awesome recipes. i do experiment a great deal staying with the known ingredients. let me know if you would like me to introduce exotic ingredients not known to Indian pantry. take a look at vilekha’s comment above. and hope you dont feel the same way anymore.
    thanks for the comment.

    @swathi give it a try. its good.
    @divya do try. thx
    @JeevithaRam thank you. glad you tried and liked it. thx
    @Sudha avunandi. glad you love the site. thanks a billion!
    @vilekha thanks for the contrasting view to the other comment. happy you love what am doing. glad its refreshing. pls keep visiting and thank you so much

  12. rekha prashanth August 2, 2010 at 1:10 am #

    i tried this and it really tastes good..thank you raaji..

  13. sejal.n.luthra August 2, 2010 at 4:45 am #

    hi, rajji.
    you are just superb. your teaching is sooooooooo simple, that any girl or boy can cook by his/her own for the first time. and definetly it will taste yummy. thank you for this alu kurma it came very well. sejal

  14. Nisha February 18, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    i have become ur fan muuuuuuuuuah……ur excellent and r doing a super job….i just love ur recepies
    but but but i dont think u can beat ‘sir’ j.syamala in cooking….lol.
    plz sir j.syamala can u give some new ideas and recepies with new vegs and ingredients……??????????

  15. Neeraja kumar July 23, 2011 at 3:06 am #

    Hai Meeru cheppe vantalu sooper.

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