Koorka Curry Recipe – കൂർക്ക കറി – Chinese Potato Curry Recipe

  • Yield : 1 bowl
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 40m

Koorka Curry Recipe – കൂർക്ക കറി – Chinese Potato Curry Recipe


Koorka Curry Recipe

Koorka Curry Recipe

Koorka Curry  is a simple vegetarian curry. Koorka Curry is a Kerala style recipe that goes well with cooked rice.

Koorka is also known as Chinese potato which is a popular vegetable item in Kerala.  Its biological name is “coleus parvyflorus” and also called plectranthus rotundifolus.

Koorka is enriched with calcium, iron and valuable vitamins which are essential for man’s health.  Koorka is still considered as a poor man’s delicious dish.

Here, I am sharing a simple curry recipe that can be prepared with less ingredients and less time.

Try out this quick, simple and healthy curry at your home and enjoy it with your family.

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  • Koorka - 250 gm
  • Water - 1 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilly - 4 nos ( slit lengthwise )
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Shallot - 3 nos
  • Coconut oil - 3 tbsp
  • Dry red chilly - 2 nos
  • Curry leaves - 2 spring
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

For cleaning the koorka soak the koorka or chinese Potato for 30 minutes in water. Wash well under the running water to get rid of the mud. Peel the skin using a knife. Now again wash well under running water and then cut into small pieces.

Step 2

Pressure cook koorka along with salt, green chilly, red chilly powder, 1 1/4 cup of water and turmeric powder till one whistle.

Step 3

In a mixer grinder, grind coconut, 1/4 cup of water, shallots into a fine paste.

Step 4

Once the koorka are cooked well, add coconut paste and salt. Cook for 3 minutes more. Switch off the flame.

Step 5

Heat a pan and pour 3 tbsp of coconut oil for tempering. Add 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds. When mustard seeds start to splutter, add dry red chilly and curry leaves.

Step 6

Pour this over the curry.

Step 7

Tasty koorka Curry is ready.

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