If you are a regular reader of this space, you know that we have a whole troop of Alu fans around here! So I am forced to make something interesting with Alu all the time. I try to bring variety to the Alu kurma each time I prepare and so when I saw this recipe in Priya's space, I bookmarked it and made it almost like the original. Whatever tweaks I did was to accommodate my family's taste! 

Nilgiri Alu Kurma

Ingredients - 

Potatoes cubed 3 Cups
Onion thinly sliced 1/2 cup
Tomato chopped 1 cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt as per taste
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, bayleaf 1, Cloves 3-4, Cinnamon 1 inch, Star anise 1 petal, Fennel seeds 3/4 tsp)

To Grind-
Mint leaves 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves 1/4 cup
Green chillies 2- 3 (or as per taste)

Ginger 1 inch piece
Garlic 1-2 pods 
Coconut (Fresh or Frozen) 1/4 cup
Peppercorns 3-4 (or as desired)

Method Of Preparation  - 

In a heated sauce pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the fennel seeds brown a little, add onion and saute until brown.

Add chopped tomatoes and cook until mushy. 

Make a fine paste of the ingredients listed under 'To Grind" and add it to the mix.

After the raw smell goes away, add turmeric, the chopped potatoes and cover with a lid adding as much water as is needed (about 1-2 cups).

Remove from fire, after the potatoes are cooked and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve warm with pulao/naan/roti/rice.

Sending this to Aipi and Priya's "Bookmarked Recipes".

Preparation Time - 30 min 
Serves 5-6 adults
Posted by Harini on Tuesday, March 29, 2011


  1. divya Says:
  2. Such a lovely pic, really attractive color and very tempting too…looks mouthwatering

  3. looks flavorful.. lovely color .. delicious kurma..

  4. delicious combination looks wonderful

  5. Prema Says:
  6. Heard about this kurma but never tasted,loved the tempting click and yummy recipe!

  7. Excellent looking Aloo Kurma dear. Can I invite myself to share it with you:) ?

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Raji Says:
  9. Lovely colour...looks delicious.

  10. Priya Suresh Says:
  11. Thanks for trying this kurma dear,Urs looks simply fabulous..

  12. Unknown Says:
  13. count me in too as an aloo fan! :)
    delicious curry!...

    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  14. Looks so delicious

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