Potato Puttu

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Experience the perfect blend of simplicity and taste with Potato Puttu, a classic South Indian recipe where mashed potatoes meet a medley of spices for a satisfying meal.

Potato Puttu is a comforting and flavorful South Indian dish that combines the humble potato with a medley of spices to create a satisfying meal. This recipe is perfect for those looking to enjoy the rich and diverse flavours of South Indian cuisine. The mashed potatoes, infused with the aromatic blend of ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, and green chillies, make for a mouthwatering experience.

The journey begins by pressure cooking large potatoes until they are perfectly tender. While they cool, we sauté finely chopped onions and green chillies until they turn a delightful shade of brown, infusing the dish with layers of flavour. Adding the ginger-garlic paste and turmeric powder elevates the taste to a whole new level.

Once the potatoes are peeled and mashed coarsely, they join the party in the kadai, blending harmoniously with the spices. A final touch of fresh coriander leaves adds freshness to the dish.

Potato Puttu

Potato Puttu

Potato Puttu
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Potato Puttu

Experience the perfect blend of simplicity and taste with Potato Puttu, a classic South Indian recipe where mashed potatoes meet a medley of spices for a satisfying meal.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian


  • 4 pcs Potatoes (large)
  • 1 pc Onion (medium-sized, finely chopped)
  • 3 pc Green Chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Salt

For Tempering:

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 2 pcs Curry Leaves

For Garnish:

  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)


  • Pressure cook the potatoes for 5 minutes, then plunge them into cold water, peel, and coarsely mash.
  • Heat oil in a kadai over moderate heat for tempering.
  • Add mustard seeds, urad dal, and curry leaves. When they crackle, add chopped onions and green chillies.
  • Sauté until the onions turn light brown.
  • Mix in ginger-garlic paste and turmeric powder, and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add water and salt, then lower the heat or switch off the flame until the potatoes are cooked.
  • Add the coarsely mashed potatoes to the kadai and mix well.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and mix evenly.
  • Serve hot.

Serving Size: 4 servings

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make Potato Puttu ahead of time? 

Yes, you can prepare the mashed potatoes and tempering in advance. When ready to serve, reheat the mashed potatoes and mix them with the tempering. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves just before serving for the best flavour.

What can I serve with Potato Puttu? 

Potato Puttu is delicious on its own, but it pairs wonderfully with coconut chutney, sambar, or even plain yoghurt for a complete South Indian meal.

Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes? 

Yes, you can substitute sweet potatoes for a unique twist on this classic dish. The subtle sweetness of sweet potatoes complements the spices beautifully.

Is Potato Puttu spicy? 

The spiciness of Potato Puttu depends on the number of green chillies you use. Adjust the quantity to suit your spice preference.

Can I make this dish vegan? 

Absolutely! Simply use a vegan-friendly oil instead of ghee for tempering, and Potato Puttu becomes a vegan delight.

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