Potato Puttu/ Crumbled Potato

This is one of those recipes that is true to the vegetable. All you taste is the potato, more like the Indian mashed potato :). It is very subtle and all the ingredients added are only there to compliment the potato and not overpower it. We often make this at home and serve it as a side dish with rice and some spicy curry.


Potato – 500 gms

Onions – 2 big ones

Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup

Green chilli – 1

Salt to taste

To Temper:

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard – 2 tsp

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few


  1. Wash the potatoes and pressure cook them until done. Take care not to overcook them, mushy potatoes don’t taste great for this recipe. Once cooked, cool and peel them.Potato puttu 1
  2. Finely chop the onions and green chilli. Crumble the potatoes with hand. It should be soft and crumbly and not sticky.Potato puttu 2
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Once hot, add the mustard, urad dal, green chilli and curry leaves. Give a stir and add the onions. Potato puttu 3
  4. Saute till the onions are soft and transparent. Add the potatoes, salt and saute for about 4-5 mins. Potato puttu 4
  5. Add the grated coconut, give a mix and cook for another 3-4 mins. The simplest yet flavorful potato recipe is done. Potato puttu 5
  6. Serve hot. I served it with rice and bitter gourd curry.

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