Alu Qorma - Miss Mommy's Touch!!

Baby Potatoes Korma:

Other Names: Urulaikizhangu Kurma. Aloo Korma.

My Mom's style of cooking is pretty good, but with quite standard predictable kind of menu. As my Dad doesn't like surprises at the dinner table, she never attempted anything adventurous in the kitchen! Though my Mom handed down a bunch of authentic specialty recipes to me,I rarely took a look at it!!! As I traveled a lot, got introduced to newer dishes, tasting different foods became a hobby and whenever I chanced upon locally available ingredients, I never failed to experiment. Yes, my cooking has definitely become more varied over time! However, now looking back...I just crave for Mommy's preparations! I am the one, who said "can't you try anything different Mommy"!! All my relatives and friends swear that my Mom's Korma is the best in the world. They are absolutely right, she makes some incredible korma...just like that?!:)


Baby potatoes 7-10
Fresh coconut milk 1 cup
Poppy seeds paste 1 teaspoon
Green chilies 3 slitted
Onion 1 small - grated
Onion 1 small sliced
Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Tomato 1 crushed
Tomato 1 chopped
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Cinnamon 1 stick
Cloves 3
Fennel seeds 2 teaspoons
Cardamom 1 crushed
Bay leaf 1
Curry leaves few
Mint leaves few
Cilantro leaves few
Ghee / butter 1 table spoon.


Scrape the potatoes and prick with fork on all the sides and allow this to stand in cold water, to avoid discoloration.

In a wide crock pot, heat ghee. Add the tempering spices. Followed by chilies, onions sliced + grated and ginger-garlic paste. Fry real good until fragrant.

Now add tomatoes too, fry real good until it turns pulpy.

Further add salt, turmeric and chili powder. Followed by potatoes, add 2 cups of water. Cover and cook over low-medium heat. Once the potatoes are half the way done, add poppy seeds paste and coconut milk. Boil without lid until oil separates and potatoes turn tender.

Serve to go with pilaf or soft rotis.


SouthIndianHome said...

Yummy korma
South Indian Home

Rajani said...

Fennel, coconut milk, poppy seeds paste.... hmmm... no wonder your mom's korma was great. I am sure she would have added her special touch to it too!
YOur dish looks very inviting.

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely recipe.. looks very tempting.. thanks for sharing !!
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Vimitha Anand said...

Mommy's dishes always rock and this qorma looks so flavorful...

saffronstreaks said...

wow what a colorful aloo korma, coconut milk brings both falvour and taste to it,
loved your mom's recipe, will try sometime

Raji said...

Awesome recipe Malar..you have a lovely collection of traditional recipes.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy korma...

Biny Anoop said...

Wow dear lovely Korma...lovely colour...ur mom is indeed a nice cook

Priya said...

Will happily have this kurma with rice for my lunch,simply delicious..

women-wisdom.com said...

Yummy kurma. I love baby potatoes and thankyou for dropping in mine.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

Prathima Rao said...

Looks so so good!!! Thx for sharing this wonderful recipe!!
Prathima Rao
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Nitha said...

delicious korma..

jeyashrisuresh said...

very aromatic and flavourful korma

divya said...

Lovely recipe.. looks very tempting.. thanks for sharing !!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Mommy is always the best :)

Love the recipe and the delicious looking pic as well.

savitha ramesh said...

Seriously drooling over ur pictures.lovely curry.

Vidhya said...

Your Moms korma does look great and I sure it taste so too.

Swathi said...

Aloo korma looks awesome delicious.

Sobha Shyam said...

The alu korma looks delicious !!

kankana said...

Potato is such a comforting food.. you make it anyway .. and it always taste so comforting :)

sangee vijay said...

this is really a yummy mouth watering kurma...more tempting...like to have with idly/dosa..thanx for sharing
amma samayalnna chummava...gr8 !!!

Dershana said...

Nice recipe with the ever favourite potato.