Potato Peas Kurma

Potato Peas Kurma


  • Potato – 2 Nos
  • Green Peas – ½ cup
  • Big onion (medium size) – 1 No
  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Tomato – 1 No
  • Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

Ingredients to grind:

  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoon
  • Khus Khus – 1 teaspoon
  • Pottukadalai – 1 tablespoon
  • Cashewnuts – 2 to 3 Nos
  • Garlic cloves – 2 Nos
  • Fresh ginger – 1 “ piece
  • Green Chillies – 1 to 2 Nos

Ingredients for seasoning

  • Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Fennel seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 small piece
  • Cardamon – 1
  • Cloves – 2 Nos


  1. Cook potato till soft and remove the skin. Cut it into medium size pieces. Cook green peas and keep it aside.
  2. Chop onion and tomato finely.
  3. Grind Coconut gratings, Khus Khus, Pottukadalai, Cashewnuts, Garlic cloves, Fresh ginger, Green Chillies, together to a fine paste.
  4. In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves and fennel seeds. When it is slightly fried, add chopped onion and fry till it turns transparent. Add tomato pieces along with salt and turmeric powder. Fry till tomato mashed well. Add sambar powder and stir it. Now add potato pieces and green peas and mix well. Add the ground paste. Mix once again everything well and add just enough water to cover the potato and peas. Close with a lid and cook till it starts boiling. Allow to boil for few more seconds and remove. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Goes well with Mint (Pudina) Rice, Coconut Milk Rice, Ginger Rice or with any Indian Bread.


  1. hi kamala
    mouth watering to see Ill try today

  2. Hi Raje

    Thank you for visiting my site and your comments. Please let me know your feedback after trying it out.

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  4. Hi kamala,

    Ur recipies r really great and one important thing is that the dishes you have displayed is comming exactly as shown in photo and also the quantity which you have mentioned is also very perfect … basically i cook and have experience and now am trying ur recipies and getting good credits from my family. one request plz tell us how to prepare “Veppalai Katti” i need to learn that through you only kamala.

    • Subha Mouli,

      Thank you for your kind feedback and comments on my site.

      Regarding “Veppelai Katti”, as you know, it is prepared with fresh lemon/Narthai Tree leaves, I never tried this recipe. because I do not get the fresh leaves in the City. But when I was young, my grand mother used to prepare this just plucking the leaves from our Backyard where lots of Lemon / Narthai trees were available.
      I enjoyed this with Curd Rice.

      I find the following recipe more or less similar to my grandma’s recipe. Hope it will be of useful to you.


  5. Aarthi senthil

    Dear Maami

    u r awesome… Love ur blog.. Wat I like the most is ur constructive instructions…love u

    Keep posting new recipes !


  6. Aarthi senthil

    Sure ur welcome!!

  7. Hi Kamala,

    I’m Guyanese and will try your potato peas kurma tonight! Will the taste be any different if I substitute the peas with Chana?

    Thank you,

  8. Hai mam,

    I have a general question to you.how can we preserve broken coconut wen there is no refrigerator?

  9. Hi Kamala,

    I have tried 3 of your recipes and they have been just awesone; Thank you so much for sharing.


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