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Aloo Kurma Recipe, Potato Kurma Recipe

Aloo kurma is a gravy dish made with potato slices and nutty ingredients...
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Hyderabadi
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Asiya


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

For The Kurma Paste:

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


1. 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.
2.Also one can add whole spices in the beginning for more spicy flavor.
3.Nutty ingredients like cashewnut paste too can be added into the masala aloo kurma curry while cooking the gravy.
4.Here the kurma is slightly thick and more water can be added if desired consistency is thin.


Calories: 320kcal
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