Potato Puttu – Urulaikizhangu Puttu

March 15, 2017 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato RecipesTirunelveli Style Recipes  6 comments

Puttu is basically peeled and mashed vegetable that is tempered with spices, green chillies and onion. This Potato Puttu is a simple yet flavourful side dish for rice. This goes well with sambar, rasam & most of all with any spicy kuzhambu. Usually I make some kootu variety to pair with it, but this Potato Puttu is also a favourite at home. When we get bored with the usual potato fry with all the masalas, I make this much milder version.

Now to the recipe…


Potato Puttu My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]

Potato Puttu Ingredients:

  • Potato – 4
  • Onion – 2
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
  • Green chillies – 3
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp (grated)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp


Potato Puttu My Magic Pan



  • Wash and pressure cook potatoes for 4-5 whistles. We need the potatoes to be cooked soft so that it is easy to mash. Once cooked, peel the skin and grate it. U can mash it randomly too. Heat a pan and temper with mustard & urad dal. Add the onion, ginger, chillies and curry leaves. Saute until onion is transparent.

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  • Now add the grated potato along with salt and turmeric powder. Saute well for a few minutes until all the ingredients blend well and the potato gets roasted a bit.

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  • Finally add grated coconut and mix well. Saute for a couple of more minutes and switch off the flame. We prefer it to be a little bit roasted, so I continued for a little more time and then switched off.

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Thats it! Yummy and flavourful Potato Puttu is ready!

Serve with hot rice and kuzhambu of your choice.


Potato Puttu My Magic Pan



  1. Adding grated coconut finally gives a unique flavour. U can skip it if u dont want.
  2. Green chillies adds the required spiciness for this Potato Puttu. So add accordingly. If u substitute with red chilli powder, it will be like a normal potato fry. Do not skip green chillies.
  3. Make sure to cook the potatoes until soft & mushy.
  4. U can grate it or mash it randomly.


Potato Puttu My Magic Pan


– By Sundari Nathan

6 comments to Potato Puttu – Urulaikizhangu Puttu

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    This sounds and looks like aloo ki sabji. I am sure this tastes as delicious as it looks.

  • Veena Theagarajan  says:

    simple potato puttu.. something similar to Podimas right?

  • palak bhatti  says:


  • Priya Santhamohan  says:

    Priya @asmallbite
    I prepare urulai podimas in the same way,excellent share.

  • Kanak Hagjer  says:

    This looks so good! I love the addition of coconut.

  • Hema  says:

    Love this with vathal kuzhambu, yumm..

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