Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Potato Poppy seeds Gravy / Rich Potato Gravy !

             Its again time for Blog Hop Wednesday and this is 10th week happening successfully all because of Radhika and other Co-Hoppers who actively participating in this fun filled event for every alternate Wednesday. And this week i am paired with one of  my blog buddy Nisha of Nisha's Kitchen. This time i don't have any confusion to choose the recipe, as i decided to pick any curry from her space. Since daily my toughest job is to decide what's for dinner?? with Chapathis/dosa?? So i tried her Potato in Poppy seed Coconut Gravy. This is bit similar to my mom's kurma recipe and it goes well with both Idly/Dosa n Chapathi/rotis also. For breakfast i served with dosa n the left over we had it with chapathi. This is a rich and heavy dish which you can choose for any Potluck Party or get together Party. Now to the recipe...

  1. Potato    2 no.s medium size
  2. Onion   1 medium(finely chopped)
  3. Tomato   2 medium (finely chopped)
  4. Ginger Garlic paste    1 and 1/2 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder   a pinch
  6. Chili powder     1 and 1/2 tsp
  7. Kashmiri chili powder    1/2 tsp(for nice color)
  8. Coriander powder    1/2 tsp
  9. Cilantro    2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  10. Salt   to taste
To temper
  1. Oil    2 tbsp (in the original recipe, it was 1/4 cup) 
  2. Fennel seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Clove    3 no.s
  4. Cinnamon   1" stick
  5. Cardamom   3 no.s
To wet Grind
  1. Poppy Seeds   2 tsp ( dry roast for a minute and soak it in warm water for 1-2 hours)
  2. Coconut   1/4 cup or less(shredded)
  • Grind poppy seeds n coconut with little water to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Wash and cut potatoes in to 1" small bite size pieces and steam it for 3-4 minutes and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add all the tempering ingredients and let ti sizzle and then add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  • Then add finely chopped onions and saute till it turns translucent.
  • After that add tomatoes and saute till it turns soft n mushy and add all the dry powders and stir fry well for a minute.
  • And add coconut paste and saute for a minute then add the par boiled potatoes and mix everything well.
  • And then add enough water n salt and bring the mixture to boil until oil floats on top.
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro, mix well and turn off the stove.
  • That's and delicious Potato Poppy Seed Gravy is ready.
  • Enjoy Hot with dos/rotis/biryani/pulao/steamed plain rice.

Sending this to Radhika's Blog Hop Wednesday ~ week 10  and do checkout Here to see what my co-hoppers have done for this week BHW.
Adjust water to your desired consistency.
Instead potato, you can also add pan fried paneer and even try with boiled eggs adding at the end.
For Non-vegetarians, this recipe is best with chicken also.


  1. Love your clicks.. yummy potato curry

  2. I love anything with potato sangee. I am sure poopy seeds adds some unique taste to this.

  3. Wow,curry looks so creamy and yummy.

  4. Curry looks absolutely divine,love potato as anything in anything..Neegha matum yennavam super superaa creativeaa cook pannuringa Sangee, btw thanks for ur kinds words, truly am very happy to read ur words Sangee, perumaiya irruku i got a bunch of fabulous friends through this blogsphere..

  5. lovely clicks and looks delicious .....

  6. Creamy and delicious potato gravy..

  7. Nice combination curry..looks very inviting and yummy

  8. Thank You for trying my recipe :)

  9. Yumm and creamy potato Curry Dear.Luv it.

  10. This is a delicious & tempting gravy!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. Mouthwatering... never tried cooking with poppy seeds maybe I could try this one!

  12. It looked so delicious,that of course,I had to read the recipe.:-)
    I like it enough to be noting this down/bookmarking.
    P.S. Thank you for sharing!:-)

  13. I recommended this recipe to a friend a few days back who was looking for Indian main course dishes,she made it and liked it!:-)


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