In Sri Lankan cuisine,you will find different recipes around the same ingredient.Sri Lankan potato curry is such delicious and flavourful dish we cook with potatoes.However you can cook potatoes in different ways as a curry.While this potato curry is mild spicy and cook with green chilies,you can even make it spicier by adding red chili powder.
This is why in this blog you can see differnt ways to cook potato curry.Previously I shared this potato curry recipe with tomatoes.Here is another Potato curry from Sri Lanka which is mild apicy and cooked with green chilies. (Ala Hodi kirata)!
This is one of the easy Potato curry recipes from Sri Lanka. Also known as ‘Ala hodi kirata’ or ‘Ala Kiri Hodi’.I also found this curry is called as ‘Potato white curry’,but truly I like this as a ‘yellow curry’ instead a ‘white curry’.
I usually like to cook this mild spicy potato curry with string hoppers as it is a perfect combination. I use green chilies for this curry and avoid curry powder, therefore the curry looks yellowish and tastes milkish. On the other way, due to adding pre boiled potatoes, the gravy is creamy and thick.
If you like eggs in a curry, use some hard boiled eggs together with the boiled potatoes. Recipe is same. You will get a delicious egg and potato curry.Check this Potato and egg curry recipe for more details on how to cook with eggs.
Things to know when you cook Sri Lankan Potato curry (Ala Hodi kirata)
Here are the things to keep in mind when you cook this curry. If you know how to cook Sri Lankan Kiri Hodi,then cooking this potato curry is not difficult.Simply,you know al the tips on cooking a delicious curry with coconut milk without any lumps. 🙂
- Don’t use red chili powder.
- Don’t add curry powder.
- Boil potatoes first and then use in the curry.
- Once thick coconut milk is added, stir the curry to avoid lumps. Cook in low flame. Continue stirring even after removing from the burner for another few minutes. Then you will get the perfect appearance same as in restaurants.
Below is the recipe for this mild spicy potato curry, hope you will like it.
Recipe : Potato curry from Sri Lanka (Ala Hodi kirata)
Ingredients: (for 3-4 servings)
2 large potatoes
½ medium sized onion sliced
2-3 green chili sliced
1 sprig curry leaves
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1/2 cup thin coconut milk
1-2 tspn lime juice
Wash and boil potatoes. Remove the skin. Cut into quarters. Keep aside.
In a cooking pot, add all the spices together with, onion, green chili & curry leaves.
Mix all & add thin coconut milk. Cover & allow to cook in medium flame till onions are tender. Then add boiled potatoes (which we kept aside) and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
After that, add thick coconut milk.
Stir and cook for few minutes till coconut milk is boiling in a very low flame.
Adjust salt to taste. Remove from the burner and stir for another few minutes. This will avoid any lumps of coconut milk.
It is ready to serve.
Add 1-2 tspn of fresh lime juice for more flavor-optional
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- Sausage Stir fry – Sri Lankan style Recipe
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- Karawala Thel Dala (Sri Lankan Dried Fish Fry)
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