Potato Sambar/Urulai sambar without Dal for Idly, Dosa and idiyappam

Potato sambar is my SIL recipe. I tried it for first time, really telling taste is awesome. Aroma of this sambar spread around my home. More than idly we had this sambar only. Hope you will try this sambar and let me know how its turn out for you.

Serves : 2-3

Prep Time : 10 mins        Cooking Time : 30 mins


Potato : 3 Medium Size

Onion : 1 Medium size chopped

Tomato : 1 small

Green Chilly : 2 – 3

Coriander powder : 2 tbsp

Coconut Milk : 1/2 cup (Thick)

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Salt to taste

To Temper:

Oil : 2 tsp

Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon : 1 inch stick

cloves : 3

Method :

  1. Take potato in a pressure cooker. Cook it for 2 whistles. Once cools down, peel skin and mash it, set aside.

2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, crack cinnamon,mustard seeds and cloves. Add in chopped onion with green chilies. Cook it till transparent. Then add in tomato with salt and coriander powder. Cook till mushy.

3. Then add required water, add in mashed potato, mix well. Pressure cook it for 2 whistles. Once air got released, open lid. Keep it on low heat, add in thick coconut milk. Allow it for boil for 5 mins.


Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with idly, dosa or with idiyappam. Happy Eating…


  1. You can add more green chilly if you want spicy.
  2. Add water according to which consistency you need.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks amazing! Oh man, I’m so hungry now

    Liked by 1 person

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