Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kukka Humman # 3 ~ Potato Curry

Yet another Kukka Humman from me!!I hope I have clarified your doubts regarding the name of this curry through my last post on kukka humman!Even though this is one humman I make often,somehow this one has featured last on my kukka humman trilogy on this blog.If not for Valli's Curry mela,I don't think I would have blogged about the other two.

As I've mentioned before,I started cooking only after my marriage.Since hubby's from Mangalore basically,my cooking style is a good mix of Kerala Konkani cuisine and Mangalore cuisine.People have often asked me whether I prefer their cooking to ours.Now how can I answer that?I love my amma's cooking,something which I grew upon.Whatever style of cooking I follow,is thanks to her.Whenever hubby has asked me to cook a particular dish,ma-in-law has come to my rescue.And to be really frank,I don't really believe in 'our' and 'their' style of cooking.I cook what appeals to our tongue,whatever cuisine it be!

Hubby too,loves this fusion cooking where he gets to eat the best of both worlds!!Yellow kukka humman,as he calls this curry is one of his favorites of the lot.I make this to pair with chapathi,appam and idiyappam.It is a jhatpat curry and requires very less ingredients.

Kukka Humman # 3 ~ Potato Curry


Potatoes - 3,boiled and mashed
Tomatoes - 2,chopped finely
Haldi/turmeric - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves,chopped - 3-4 tbsp

For the seasoning

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2,finely chopped
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Hing/asafoetida - 1 tsp


In a kadai,prepare the seasoning with oil,splutter mustard seeds.
Add the curry leaves and green chillies,fry for a minute.
Add the tomatoes and coriander leaves and fry till the tomatoes soften.
Add the mashed potatoes,haldi and salt to taste.
Add required water(about a cup) and let it boil.
Simmer for 5 minutes,or till the curry starts thickening.
Add the hing and switch off the flame.
Serve hot with chapathis,appam or idiyappam.

Kukka Humman is another one of my entries to Srivalli for her Curry Mela.


  1. this is a nice one too!!!looks yummy..

  2. I am looking at the blog in the morning and my mouth is literally watreing just looking at the pic. cooooool

  3. I just came to your blog from another one.You have a very nice blog.This curry looks very inviting and delcious :) Co incidentally I posted a potato curry recipe just yesterday only mine is the dry curry type :)

  4. such a simple recipe.. should try this one :)

  5. nice colour,..look delicious..:-)

  6. A variety of Hummans made out of Potato itself.. Interesting & delicious!

  7. Sowmya,Bhawana..thanks!!

    Sangeeth..thank you!!

    Usha..welcome to my blog and thank you so much!!

    Anjali,Priyanka..thank you!!



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