Potato in Coconut Gravy

Potato in Coconut Gravy

Potato in Coconut Gravy

This is a beautiful looking dish! Mouthwatering, heat from red chilies and sweet and sourness from tamarind make this dish exotic. This is a great dish for me and our family when we want a change from our regular tomato or yoghurt based gravy.
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Course gravy
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • 4 boiled 4 potatoes medium size, boiled peeled and cut into 1/3” cubes that will make about 3 cups of cubed potatoes
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 2 whole dried red chilies
  • 1/4 tbsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp salt adjust to taste
  • 3 whole dried red chilies
  • 1/4  cup grated coconut
  • Approx. 2 tbsp tamarind pulp(imli)
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 tbsp coriander (dhania)


  • Soak tamarind in about ¼ cup of hot water, mix it well and squeeze out the pulp, recipe needs about 2 tablespoons of pulp. Set aside.
  • For gravy dry roast chilies, mustard seeds and coriander over medium heat for about 1 minute.
  • First grind the dry ingredient red chili, mustard seeds, and coriander, into coarse powder. Add coconut, tamarind pulp and ¼ cup water to make it into a paste. While blending use water as needed to make paste. If you prefer mild take the seeds out of red chili before blending. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a sauce pan add mustard seeds red chilies, and curry leaves, as seeds crack add potatoes, salt and turmeric. Stir for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add coconut paste and mix it well; add about 1-1/2 cups of water.
  • After potatoes come to boil let it cook covered for 4-5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Note: The dish absorbs water while sitting. Add more water as needed to keep the gravy consistency of your liking. Let it cook on low heat for few more minutes.
  • Potato with Coconut Gravy is ready to serve.


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Potato with Coconut goes well Plain Paratha or Puri.
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16 thoughts on “Potato in Coconut Gravy

  1. Thank you so much, Manjula Ben, this recipe sure looks tantalising. We are kocneys from Mumbai, and we make something similar, though without tamarind, and a different bazaar.
    Will definitely give your recipe a go.

  2. hi aunty i’m sneha from Delhi recently i got married and this website helped me so much and i try ed this recipe also its good plz show me easy & quick recipes thank u

    1. Dear Manjulaji,

      Thank you for all the wonderful receipes you have shared with us. each time we have a guest at home I go through your receipe categorie and always find a suitable menu. The guest have always loved it. Thank you once again.
      Love and Regards,


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