Potatoes in a Hot Red Sauce



This curry tastes hot and sour and goes well with any kind of roti  or  rice.



  1. Potatoes – 5
  2. Dried red chillies – 4
  3. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  4. Garlic – 4 cloves
  5. Thick tamarind juice – 3tsp
  6. Tomato puree(paste) – 2tsp
  7. Curry leaves – 4
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Sugar – 1tsp
  10. Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  11. Coriander(cilantro)sprig to garnish


  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into cube size pieces or u can even use baby potatoes(whole).
  2. Boil the potatoes until they are fully cooked,ensuring they do not break.Drain well.
  3. Soak the chillies for 5 minutes in warm water.Drain and grind with the cumin seeds and garlic to a coarse paste .
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan.Fry the ground paste ,tamarind juice,tomato puree,curry leaves,salt,sugar and asafoetida until the oil separates.
  5. Add the potatoes.Reduce the heat,cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.Garnish with coriander leaves .
  6. Goes well with any kind of roti.


To test ,the potatoes,insert a thin sharp knife into the potatoes.It should come out clean when the potatoes are fully cooked.

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sudharaghu on January 7, 2009 at 8:07 am


    looks easy to prepare. will try n let u know in a day or two

    keep posting … i always wait for ur new recipes..


  2. Posted by recipesbysam on January 13, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    this looks yummy…..will surely try it….


  3. The first law of dietetics seems to be: if it tastes good, it’s bad for you.



  4. Posted by shirisha on February 10, 2010 at 8:04 am

    can anyone clarify wat is tomato puree ?


  5. Posted by madhoori on February 25, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Hello Sirisha,

    Tomato puree consists of tomatoes that have been cooked briefly and strained resulting in a thick liquid.


  6. Posted by maina on December 27, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Hi, googled for something and i accidently got into your blog and what a nice discovery. Love how your blog looks – neat and well done and love your recipes.


  7. Posted by nare on April 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    wow it looks awesome
    but still we are missing something



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