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Potato Tamarind Curry

22 Jul

Bangala Dumpa Chintapandu Kura.

Cook the onion in oil along with spices. Boil potatoes and dice them. Cook the potatoes in onion and tamarind extract and powdered spices. Once done, serve potato tamarind curry with steamed rice or with chapati.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Potato Tamarind Curry.


Potato 4 – 5
Onion 1
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Tamarind 4 inch Piece
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Garam Masala Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Soak tamarind in few tablespoons of warm water and extract all the juice discarding any veins.

Wash the potatoes and cut them into halves.
Bring few cups of water to boil in a sauce pot.
Add halved potatoes and boil them till cooked and just soft.
Cool the potatoes a bit and peel them.
Cut the peeled potatoes into big chunks.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
when mustard seeds start spluttering, add onion.
Fry till oil turns golden brown, add sliced green chiles.
Fry briefly, add tamarind extract, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt.
Add the cubed potato and cook on low flame for around 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve potato tamarind curry with steamed rice or with chapati.
Notes: Make sure cook the potato well.

Suggestions: Adjust the tamarind according to taste.
Variations: Check other recipes with potato here.
Other Names: Potato Tamarind Curry.