Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Potato curry from Sri Lanka (Ala Hodi kirata)

Potato curry from Sri Lanka (Ala Hodi kirata)
Potato curry from Sri Lanka (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 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 milkfish. 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.

Here are the things to keep in mind when you cook this curry.
-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.

Sri Lankan Potato curry

Below is the recipe for this mild spicy potato curry, hope you will like it.

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


  1. Potato curry in coconut milk....looks delicious !

  2. I simply love it though prefer a bit more of spiciness. Truly divine and inviting.

  3. lovely color.. I always like Srilankan curries esp the coconut milk base

  4. I love poatatoes and this curry looks sooo yummy.

  5. Hi Amila, this potato curry look very inviting. Very nice presentation. :))
    Have a great weekend.


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