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Indian Potato Curry

sfehmi's picture
This recipe shows you how to cook potatoes in a pressure cooker. A quick and easy way that saves you time and also saves energy.
  Potatoes 1 Large
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cooking oil 3 Tablespoon
  Mango pickle 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cilantro 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)

1 Peel and cut potatoes into small pieces.

2 In a pressure cooker, mix all the ingredients (except cilantro.
3 Add 1/2 cups of water.
4 Close the pressure cooker and cook on high heat till pressure builds ( will take two to three minutes)
6 As soon as the pressure builds turn the heat to medium.
7 Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
8 Turn the heat off and release the pressure
9 Open when safe and serve in a dish

10 Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with hot puris.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
I was in a rush and wanted something quick. So decided to put everything in my pressure cooker and see how it comes out. And to my surprise it came out pretty good. Since then I have been cooking most of my dishes in a pressure cooker. You ask which one. Any brand would do. I have several.
This Indian Potato Curry is a famous breakfast dish served with deep fried bread known as Poori. But it can used as a nice side dish or even as a main for vegans. Watch this video to learn this classic Indian dish.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 325 Calories from Fat 207

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g36%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g16.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 981.7 mg40.9%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.7%

Sugars 1.3 g

Protein 3 g6.6%

Vitamin A 10.2% Vitamin C 52.7%

Calcium 2.5% Iron 8.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Hyde.Ray's picture
Thats a good Poori Aloo, the south Indian resaurant near my home has a slightly diff one. do u have many diff versions of it?
Hyde.Ray's picture
since u put the english name as main name, perhaps u can put aloo poori in english name, just a wild idea!
shantihhh's picture
This sounds really good. I saw a combination pressure cooker a couple of days ago-one top but two sizes of pans from India and wondered about it. It is aluminum so I wasn't sure if I should get it. I do have a small pressur cooker (from Switzerland) that is tainless and I like it but some things won't fit in to it. Any thoughts on it being aluminum?
Victoria's picture
It’s not a good idea to leave cooked food in aluminum utensil!!! The taste of food changes, especially, if you put spices in it. It’s best to use a stainless steel pressure cooker which is very easily available, costs about the same or $5 more and far more appealing than an aluminum pressure cooker.
sfehmi's picture
Aluminum works fine - I have couple of pressure cookers that are aluminum - The one used in this video is Hawkins which is aluminum too. If I am not mistaken Hawkins is one of the first companies that came out with a pressure cooker. Now there are numerous brands.
shantihhh's picture
Great thanks-I was concerned about health and cooking in aluminum.
sfehmi's picture
There is some validity to the argument that foods cooked in aluminum can react with the metal to form aluminum salts associated with impaired visual motor coordination and Alzheimer's disease; however there is no definite link proven. I guess more than half of all cookware sold today is made of aluminum, you may not be able to see it as it may be coated with the nonstick substance that makes it more hard.
Victoria's picture
Its better to keep this recipe “a secret”, with that secret ingredient made by your husband. You can enjoy it. We don’t need dishes with secret recipes here.
Anonymous's picture
There is no secret, speciality is not with your husband's secret recipe. Secret is Mango pickle, it makes the difference, which is very common makes a dish special, we do it for a long time...If you try this dish with out Mango pickle and with your husband's secret recipe, you will know the secret
Indian Potato Curry Recipe Video