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Potato podimas recipe

chettinad style urulaikizhangu podimas - potato mash recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: chettinad cuisine, chettinad recipes, potato
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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to grind raw

  • ¼ cup grated coconut
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 nos green chilli
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp fried gram

To make the podimas

  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 1 small piece cinnamon
  • 10-12 no small onions - chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 4 medium potatoes - boiled, peeled and cubed
  • salt to taste
  • cup starch water/water collected from washing rice - or replace with plain water


  • Cook the potatoes beforehand. boil, peel and cut them to large cubes.
  • Grind all the ingredients mentioned under "To grind raw" to a coarse paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds, urad dal and fry the onions until pink.
  • further add curry leaves and cubed potatoes followed by freshly prepared masala and salt.
  • mix everything together and add starch water.
  • close and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  • Open after 10 minuets and let it cook until almost dry.
  • serve hot with rice and curry.