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There are n number of ways to make potato curry.
1 kg potatoes ( Use firm waxy potatoes like baby red/white potatoes, new potatoes or any Indian variety potato. Please don't use starchy potatoes like yellow potatoes ...they are not fit for pan frying)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
turmeric 1/4 tsp
oil 5-6 tsp
chilli powder 1 tsp (vary according to taste)
This is the most common method of making potato curry in the South Indian way
Chop potatoes into tiny cubes. Soak it in water for a few minutes. Drain out excess water. Add lots of oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, urad dal. Add turmeric in the oil itself. Stir in the potatoes and cook. Add salt and chilli powder. Cook open for a few minutes and then simmer closed till really crisp.
Add 1 chopped onion to the recipe in variation 1. Add onions and roast well, then add the cooked potatoes
You can make the Indian mashed potatoes - podimas. Refer link below for recipe.