Potato in coriander sauce



This mildy spicy cilantro sauce is an excellent match for potatoes, and particularly suited to new potatoes. Our ground simple sauce version is delightful, warmly spicy and satisfying.

This curry is a comfort food that’s perfect on a chilly night, along with a side of warm flat breads OR with a bowl of rice.

Health benefits:

Cilantro is also known as Coriander or Chinese parsley. Its seeds and leaves are used as a seasoning condiment hence it is considered both as spice and herb.

Cilantro is full of an unusual array of healing phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants. Its leaves and seeds contain some amount of various essential oils that makes this herb useful for use in traditional medicines. It is anti-septic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, helps with digestion, fungicidal and a natural stimulant.

Yields-3-4 servings
Preparation time-20 minutes
Cooking time-15 minutes


  • Poatatoes- 500gms (wash and cut them to 3 cm chunks)
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Turmeric-1/2tsp
  • Lemon/lime juice-to taste

For the coriander sauce:

  • Roughly chopped onion-2 medium
  • Green chillies-2-3
  • Roughly chopped fresh coriander-1 cup (stems included)
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds-2 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds-1 tbsp
  • Oil-1 tsp


Preparation step:

  • Boil the potatoes in a pan of salted water for 8-10 minutes/until just tender. Then drain well and set aside.
  • While potatoes are boiling- heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and saute onion, green chilies, cumin seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds for couple of minutes. Let it cool a bit.
  • Then place the sauted mixture, chopped fresh coriander in a food processor/blender and blend to a smooth paste.

For the gravy:

  • Heat oil in a saucepan-add boiled potatoes, turmeric and saute for few seconds.
  • Now add ground coriander paste, 100 ml water, salt and mix together, reduce the heat to medium, cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes stirring in between. (add additional water if the gravy turns too thick)
  • Once the gravy reaches the desired consistency and coats the potatoes well.
  • Turn off the flame -stir in some lemon/lime juice


Serve with choice of below Roti or Rice dishes:

Tindora Methi Rice:

Tindora rice1

Curry leaves Pumpkin rice:

Squash curry leaves final

Methi Multigrain Roti:

Methi Roti3

Dill Chapathi/Roti:

Dill Roti final1


  • I used potatoes with peel on- feel free to peel if desired.
  • Baby potatoes can also be used.
  • Peas/bell peppers can be included if desired

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on April 28, 2015, in Indian, Side dish. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Yum. And I love the idea of varying it with other root veg, and also maybe adding a little cumin and oregano to make it taste a little Mexican. Love your blog and always look forward to new posts and seeing what you come up with next. 🙂


  2. This really looks good, Chitra! I love all the ingredients in it. It must be so flavorful. Potatoes are one of my favorite things. What a yummy way to fix them!

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  3. Potato curry with coriander looks so yummy:-) grt with rice and roti

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  4. There are so many ingredients in this dish I love. You always come up with really awesome ideas!

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  5. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  6. Yum, I love cilantro! This I’ll have to try. What amount of coriander seed did you use?( in the prep. step 2)

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  7. looks lovely!! love green masala 🙂

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  8. Coriander sauce on potato is an excellent idea, Chitra! This is such a lovely dish!

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  9. Yummy and healthy.. and what a meal it would make potatoes and roti ..Yum yum

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  10. I must try this potato recipe! Sounds awesome! I have to wait for the coriander plant to grow, because it is not easy to find fresh coriander here in Italy. I planted coriander seeds for the second year now. I am looking forward to taste it!


  11. These potatoes look great and will be served at my next dinner. They have all the flavors that we love here in Mexico, and I being Irish, enjoy any reason I have to serve potatoes to my guests here in a country that almost always serves rice. Thanks for sharing.


  12. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  13. Yum! Must make this! :Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  14. Hi Chitra – could I substitute the potatoes for cauliflower in this recipe?


  15. krish recipes

    Yummy…. Surely I am gonna try this

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  16. I love the flavor of coriander! I use it in so many dishes.


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