potato podimas recipe, how to make potato podimas

potato podimas is a quick and easy south indian style spiced & tempered mashed potato curry.
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potato podimas recipe with step by step photos – potato podimas is basically mashed potatoes which are tempered and spiced with the regular south indian spices and herbs.

potato podimas

this recipe of potato podimas is inspired from a south indian restaurant which we used to frequent often in our childhood days. their potato podimas used to be part of their south indian thali and would be damn good. with few and easily available spices which are always stocked in an indian kitchen, you can make this delicious potato podimas.

i make potato podimas often as it so simple and easy. i usually make the potato podimas with a rice based dish like tomato rice or coriander rice. they also go well with curd rice.

another similar south indian side dish made with potatoes is potato roast. it is spicy and hot and is also served as an side dish with sambar rice or dal rice combo.

this potato podimas recipe is not spicy neither hot and is an excellent combination with pooris, chapatis. it can also be had as a side dish with sambar or rasam and steamed rice. this is also a satvik no onion no garlic recipe.

two tips for making potato podimas

  1. if adding lemon juice and coconut, then add them towards the end. switch off the gas stove and then add the lemon juice and coconut. mix well.
  2. you can also add ¾ tsp of urad dal in the tempering. i avoid adding urad dal as they get stuck in the teeth 🙂

if you are looking for more potato recipes then do check:

potato podimas

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time:25 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:40 mins
potato podimas is a quick and easy south indian style spiced & tempered mashed potato curry.
potato podimas recipe
Course:side dish
Cuisine:south indian
Servings:2 to 3

INGREDIENTS FOR potato podimas

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 2 large potatoes (aloo)
  • ¾ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida powder (hing)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger (adrak) - optional
  • 1 green chili, chopped (hari mirch)
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice or as required (optional)
  • some grated coconut (optional)
  • salt as required

HOW TO MAKE potato podimas

preparation to make potato podimas

  • boil or steam the potatoes in a pressure cooker or steamer till completely cooked and of mashable consistency.
  • peel and mash the potatoes coarsely when they are still hot or warm.
  • you can also crumble the potatoes. keep the roughly mashed potatoes aside.

making potato podimas

  • heat oil in a pan. crackle the mustard seeds first. then add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • add the green chilies, ginger, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • fry for 8-9 seconds. add the mashed potatoes. stir well.
  • add salt and saute for 3-4 minutes on a low flame stirring at times.
  • add the coriander leaves and saute for 1-2 minutes more on a low flame.
  • instead of sauteing with coriander leaves, you can also garnish the potato podimas with coriander leaves.
  • serve potato podimas hot with chapati, poori or sambar-rice, rasam-rice or dal-rice combo.
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preparation to make potato podimas

1. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making potato podimas.

potato podimas recipe

2. boil or steam 2 large potatoes in a pressure cooker or steamer. the potatoes should be completely cooked and of mashable consistency.

potato podimas recipe

3. peel and mash the potatoes coarsely when they are still hot or warm.

potato podimas recipe

4. you can also crumble the potatoes. keep the roughly mashed potatoes aside.

potato podimas recipe

making potato podimas

5. in a pan, heat 1 to 1.5 tablespoon oil. crackle ¾ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai).

potato podimas recipe

7. then add ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera).

potato podimas recipe

8. let the cumin seeds splutter.

potato podimas recipe

9. add 1 chopped green chili and ½ teaspoon grated ginger.

potato podimas recipe

10. next add 10 to 12 curry leaves (kadi patta), ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) and ¼ teaspoon asafoetida powder (hing).

potato podimas recipe

11. fry for 8-9 seconds.

potato podimas recipe

12. then add the mashed potatoes.

potato podimas recipe

13. add salt as required.

potato podimas recipe

14. saute for 3-4 minutes on a low flame stirring at times.

potato podimas recipe

15. add ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves.

potato podimas recipe

16. saute for 1-2 minutes more on a low flame. instead of sauteing with coriander leaves, you can also garnish the potato podimas with coriander leaves.

potato podimas recipe

17. serve potato podimas hot with chapati, poori or sambar-rice, rasam-rice or dal-rice combo.

potato podimas recipe


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9 comments/reviews

  1. I loved this! I have usually had plantain podimas (thanks to my Kerala roots) and this one (with lemon juice added) was an interesting dish!

    Your comment about urad dal had me laughing!

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