Quick and Easy Potato Palya

Potato Palya

Potato Palya

It is customary in our Madhwa families to make two palyas and two kosambaris during any occasion. As I have mentioned many times onion, garlic, and for that matter even carrot isn’t used. So, coming next month is Shrava masa right? So, if you are following tradition and want to make two Palyas here is one you can do in minutes: Aloogade Palya.


  • 4 Potatoes
  • 3 Green Chillies slit lenghtwise
  • 1 sprig curry leaves finely chopped
  • 3-4 springs coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger finely grated
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil, 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp jeera, and 1/4 tsp haldi


  1. Clean, boil and remove the skin of the potatoes. Chop into bite size pieces. You can boil them traditional way or use microwave.
  2. Next, in a pan heat oil. Add mustard seeds, jeera, green chiilies, curry leaves and Haldi. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Next, add potatoes, and grated ginger. Keep frying for another 3-4 minutes on low heat.
  4. Finally, add salt, and coriander leaves.
  5. Just before serving, add the lemon juice.

Another look at the Aloogadde palya:

Potato Palya

Potato Palya

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Raji on September 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Yeah.You can boil the small sized potatoes for 2-3 whistles and then peel off – deep fry then the same procedure as explained by mem.


  2. Posted by Sundar Matpadi on January 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Any tips to make this roasted ones like how they make in Tamilnadu. I have a feeling that maybe they might be adding a bit of rice flour to the potato when frying to make it roast.


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  4. Posted by smitha on September 22, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    You potato palya looks so amzing.Mine always comes out so mushy and pasty.Is there a specific kind of potato that you use, how long do you boil it.

    Meera: Any potato could be used. I usually put the potatoes in the pressure cooker and boil for 2-3 whistles.


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  6. Posted by meeraghu on August 3, 2008 at 11:56 am

    We don’t add coconut for potato palya.


  7. Posted by Venkatesh on August 2, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Hey, that looks really good. One thing special about Madhwa food (also Karnataka food) is that most have grated coconut in them.

    So, for any palya, saaru, huLi, coconut is required.
    I don’t know if during this season (Chaturmaasa Vrata), coconut is allowed though.


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