Urulakizhangu Ozhichu Koottaan ~ Potato Coconut Milk Curry



I guess I have already mentioned on the blog that umma used to never cook with potatoes. Not because she didn’t like them, but since they are starchy and not good for her diabetes, she would hardly make them. Once when I was watching “Love Bytes by Joey” on NDTV Good Times, she was cooking up a Kerala meal and demonstrated this particular curry. As soon as I watched it, I noted down the recipe and had to make it, since it reminded me of a curry that umma used to make long back. This is one of the easiest curries that I have made. It comes together in no time and is so delicious that even when you are done with your chapathis, you would want to lick the curry. No, I am not exaggerating… 😀 The coconut milk gives an amazing flavor and yes, do not miss the tempering, since it adds an extra flavor to the already delicious curry – the main reason why I chose this curry to be the final one in this time’s 3-back-to-back recipes with potatoes – the others being Chicken Potato Salad and Shepherd’s Pie… 🙂


By the way, if you thought that potatoes are only meant for savory stuff, then no – you can even make sweets off it, just like these delicious jamuns! Hopefully, will try more of them and will post in case they turn out successful… 😉 Off to the recipe…





Urulakizhangu Ozhichu Koottaan ~ Potato Coconut Milk Curry

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large onion minced
  • 3 green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 heaped tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp fennel powder
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes 300 gm
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 3-4 pearl onions thinly sliced


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Saute onions and green chillies till wilted.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add the masala powders and cook for a minute.
  • Add the tomato and a dash of water and cook till tomatoes are all mashed up.
  • Add the potato and coat well. Add around a cup of water and sufficient salt.
  • Cook for three whistles on high flame and switch off. Allow pressure to go by itself.
  • Open the lid, add the coconut milk and garam masala powder and cook on simmer for 5 minutes. Switch off and adjust seasoning.
  • Heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Add the curry leaves and shallots and fry well till browned. Add into the curry and keep closed for a few minutes.
  • Serve warm with rice or chapathis.

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  1. Potato curry looks delicious. Liked the idea of adding Coconut milk to it…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jeena…

  2. Aww Rafee that looks fabulous, I understand that licking the curry up, done it many times!!????
    I m bookmarking this, will tag u when i make it!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya… hope you try this soon! 🙂

  3. I love curries with coconut milk..this potato curry looks so yummy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gloria…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Ruxana…

  4. Such a delicious and lovely looking curry. I bet it tasted divine.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anu…

  5. nice flavours.. I always like Potato and Coconut milk combo.. Nice

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Veena…

  6. Curry is always good, esp. when it’s cloudy, rainy and COLD!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sharmila…

  7. Delicious potato curry….!!! Coconut milk added to it makes it heavenly…!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Remya…

  8. This looks like a great recipe. I will try this one out soon. ????????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sadia… 🙂

  9. Yum! Already love the sound of it. Potato has never been a star of the curry. Usually it gets added to meat currys or chicken curries at home. And bondas of course ???? This is so interesting amd i am sure will go with appams too!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… yes, mostly with the meat curries, never much alone, poor thing! 😀 Thank you so much Fami…

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