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Aloo Kurma Recipe, Potato Kurma Recipe

Aloo kurma is a gravy dish made with potato slices and nutty ingredients...
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Servings 4
Calories 93 kcal


  • 4-5 medium sized potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium size chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2-3 vertically slit green chillies
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper corn powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds powder
  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves

For The Kurma Paste:

  • 2 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds khus khus
  • 2 tablespoon deep fried onions paste fry 3-4 medium size sliced onions till brown and make a paste
  • 2 tablespoon beaten yogurt


  • Firstly take a pan, heat it and dry roast desiccated coconut for few minutes and put it aside.
  • Dry roast poppy seeds(khus khus) for few seconds and put it aside.
  • Take a blender, add roasted coconut and roasted poppy seeds together, powder them, add little water then blend into a paste and keep aside for later use.
  • Take a cooking vessel or pressure cooker, add oil and heat it.
  • Add chopped onions, slit green chillies and saute until translucent or light brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.
  • Add diced potatoes and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the blended coconut and poppy seeds paste and mix.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix.
  • Cook on sim flame by covering the lid until oil is separated for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add fried onion paste and beaten yogurt, mix it well.
  • Cook on low flame till oil is separated .
  • Add water as per the thickness of the gravy desired.
  • Pressure cook the aloo for 3 whistles on high flame or cook until the aloo gets soft.
  • Add coriander leaves and mint leaves, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, coriander seeds powder, mix everything well.
  • Cook the whole mixture for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve hot with fried boiled eggs and rice pulao.


  • One can skip the adding of potatoes in the beginning and can lastly add boiled potato cubes to the cooked kurma masala which is a healthy option.
  • Also one can add whole spices at the beginning for a more spicy flavour.
  • Nutty ingredients like cashew nut paste too can be added into the masala aloo kurma curry while cooking the gravy.
  • Here the kurma is slightly thick and more water can be added if desired consistency is thin.


Nutrition Facts
Aloo Kurma Recipe, Potato Kurma Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.