Ala Kiri Hodi (White Potato Curry)

This is a very famous dish in Sri Lanka in both occasions and day to day meals. This curry is a spicy less dish for everyone & also a very easy & tasty dish. If you are a vegetarian this is a very good dish for you all.Try the recipe with yourself, hope you like it much. Good luck with the recipe.

250g potatoes – boiled & cut into chunks
½ onion – sliced
4 cloves garlic – sliced
4 green chilies – cut into small pieces
5 -6 curry leaves
½ teaspoon fenugreek (Uluhal)
2 cups coconut milk - little bit thick (mitikiri)
¼ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon Sri Lankan raw curry power
Salt to taste

Place the coconut milk, onion, garlic, green chilies, curry leaves, fenugreek, all the spices & salt in a medium size sauce pan and mix it all well.
Heat the solve on medium heat and place the saucepan on heat for nearly 10 – 15 minutes OR until the curry is boiling. (Continuously stir the curry, if not it will curdle.)
When you see the bubbles on the bottom of the saucepan, add boiled potato chunks in to the curry, and let it be on medium heat for another 5 minutes.
Taste for salt.

Mainly you can eat with any kind of rice, bread & also with string hoppers (Indiappa). But if you like of cause you can eat lentils curry with roti, parata or anything you like most :-).

1. If you like you can mix a small piece of cinnamon into the curry.
2. And also if you like you can add 1 – 2 tablespoons Maldives fish into the curry. (NONVEGITERIANS ONLY)
3. Always stir the curry, if not the curry will curdle, and you won´t get the real taste at all.
4. If you think the curry is too think just add small amount of water. (But potato white curry is tasty when you taste the creaminess of the curry :-))
5. If you like, you can sprinkle little bit of Sri Lankan roasted curry powder on the top of the curry. (Before or after transfer the curry into a serving dish.)



  2. Hi Chamari,

    Thank u very much for uploading these nice receipies...Im learning something from u're each recipies & everything amazing...pls. update at least one receipe per week...



  3. Thank you for your support. I´m glad you two like the recipe.
    @Thusantha: Job eka dala gedara yanna epa, ala hoddak hadagena kanna, amaru na meka hadanna :-)

    @Anonymous: I´ll try my best to do update the site. As now I´m studying again it´s bit difficult to do new videos every week, and also I have a little one too. But I´ll try my best :-), thank you very much for the encouragement.Hope you´ll like the other recipes too.

  4. Hi Chamari,

    Ohh having little one & while studing u do these. Its really appriciated. yes I like all u're receipies & specially pani walalu..mmm

    wish u all the best in everything!



  5. Hi Chamari,

    Thanks .. Great stuff.. Hope u upload more


  6. Hi Chamari,
    I was thrilled to bump into your website. It is so nice to see you present Sri Lankan cookery in a simplified manner. My daughter is 17 years and just sent her the website to benefit from your site. I thought you deserve a Big Bouquet of Thanks.
    Wishing you all the very Best!!
    Umm Hasna min Seylan

  7. Hi Chamari,

    I was looking for Sri Lankan receipes and accidently got in to your blog. To be honest it's really great to see the Sri Lankan dishes been explained in a simplified way so that everyone feels like tyring them out. I tried the Ala Hodi receipe and it came out really nicely. Thank you so much for this and please keep up the good work.

    Good Luck.

  8. Hi all,
    Thank you for your encouragement.
    I will back soon with a recipe for all of you :-)

  9. Oh nO NO No NO!! You DONT put BOILED Potatoes in the curry - you boil the potatoes IN the curry itself.
    YOur recipes are very 3rd class

  10. Thank you! Just what I was looking for :)

  11. thnx... today i made a nice curry..


  12. maara rasai........... thank u akki

  13. very good recipie. I normally add potatos at the begining (Before boiling) . this is better. Your seenisambal rolls were really nice too. thank you very much for clear and easy recipies.
    kids loved them
    annon from london

  14. Hi Chamari,
    just an idea.
    Can we add boiled eggs (cut into halves), when we adding boiled potatoes to the heated mix?
    or you reckon its better to do them separately?

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  16. u made my day :) thanks for the recp

  17. It's a very great dish! I advice you to try it

  18. Whoever said Do not put boiled potatoes into the curry..
    This web site is not for you. are doing well. Keep it up nice work
    Appriciate the time and effort you made while studying


  19. Keep up the good work. i will make this now for lunch.

  20. I love this recipe! This is my 'go- to' for potato curry! As an American wife testing the water of Sri Lankan cooking, for my Sri lankan husband- your website is heaven sent!
    Thank you!

  21. thanks lot i' d tested the meal with my british friend , ameizing she wondered.....


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