Xtra Spicy Urulai kari

Spicy Urulai

All time favourite at home. A simple classy side that is lip smacking super spicy.!

X is another difficult letter in the series to get an authentic traditional recipe. And after scoring the internet a zillion times and pestering both moms I could not get any. Hence I had to go with an adjective and chose a dry veggie side that is everyone’s favourite. Who can say no to potatoes, right?!



Spicy Urulai
Xtra Spicy Urulai kari
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Diced potatoes tossed with plain chilli powder and roasted.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Nisha
  • 3 Cups finely diced Potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Kadugu | Mustard seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Kadalai Parupu | Channa dahl
  • Few Curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp extra hot chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed
  1. Heat a heavy bottomed kadai or a cast iron pan. Add oil and once hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  2. Then add the channa dahl, curry leaves and stir until it becomes golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile mix the salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and asafoetida in a bowl. Once the channa dahl is golden brown in colour add the spice mix.
  4. Stir quickly and then immediately add the diced potatoes and mix it well.
  5. Stir and mix well. You can cover and cook until the potatoes become slightly tender.
  6. Once they are partially cooked, remove the lid and keep it on medium flame.
  7. Keep stirring once in a while and keep it on the flame until your desried level of roast is achieved.


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13 thoughts on “Xtra Spicy Urulai kari

  1. No one in my family will say No to this delicious potato curry. May be a little less spicy for the kids, but we all enjoy this curry at least once a week.

  2. Yummy fry!! Looking at the pictures I was trying to figure out what the ingredient is. My cousin cuts potatoes into tiny pieces as you did. Beautiful presented.

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    I mistook that for corn at first. But yum! Great looking potatoes!

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