Baby Potato Masala Gravy

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Baby Potato Masala Gravy is a creamy gravy made with baby potato in a rich onion tomato base with coconut cashew paste. The spices and the overall taste makes it an excellent side dish for rotis as well as biryanis.

One-pot dishes normally don’t require a side dish. However, when you are having guests and need to make a feast even on a regular working day, rich gravies like this will work out best. We had guest dropping in and I had planned on making Badshahi Pulao with some Alasanda Vada. As I had mentioned we were making these vadas regular basis and planned only on this pulao and vada. When we knew our friends visiting us, we decided to make this gravy as well to make it complete.

Our gravies are always made with coconut base when we serve it with pulao and it is sometimes spicy too. This gravy was prepared with a mix of both freshly ground coconut with cashew paste. The pulao was very rich and hence I made sure the gravy wasn’t very rich.

We all enjoyed this simple meal and our guests loved the combination. On other occasions had we knew it before, we would make pooris as well. Our guests didn’t want anything else and enjoyed the dishes.

This is for Day 2 in Simple thalis while in C4AS, its another typical Tamil Meal. 

Baby Potato Masala Gravy

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Baby Potato Masala Gravy

Baby Potato Masala Gravy is a creamy gravy made with baby potato in a rich onion tomato base with coconut cashew paste. The spices and the overall taste makes it an excellent side dish for rotis as well as biryanis.
Course Main Dish – Gravies
Cuisine India
Keyword Easy Gravy Dish, Easy Side Dish
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker, Stovetop
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Kid Friendly, Vegan
Dish Type Gravy Side Dishes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Srivalli


  • 250 gms Baby Potato
  • 1/2 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Paste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • A Pinch Turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Paste
  • 2 tsp Cashew Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Kasuri Methi


  • Wash and scrub the baby potatoes. Pressure cook with a little salt till tender.
  • Once the pressure falls, remove the skins. Keep it aside.
  • In a nonstick pan, heat oil. Add onions and saute well.
  • Next, add ginger garlic paste.
  • Once done, add the tomato puree and cook till the raw smell is not there.
  • Add all the spice powders except garam masala and combine well.
  • When the masala is well cooked, add the boiled potatoes.
  • Combine well and cook well.
  • Add the coconut paste and cashew paste. Add water as required.
  • Add garam masala and bring to a boil.
  • Finally, add the Kasuri methi and serve hot.
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  1. I like coconut based gravies , though in routine it’s onion and tomatoes or just tomatoes . For us it’s a task to prepare coconut milk so I always stock tetra packs it makes things quite simple .
    The aalloo curry sounds delicious , i like the coconut and cashew combo .

  2. That’s a great meal there and I am glad that your guest enjoyed it! I haven’t paired coconut paste with small onions before, looks very nice and delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Simple gravies like these definitely make a feast even on regular days as you mentioned. Love the pulao and gravy combination. And with that vada it is indeed a feast.

  4. 5 stars
    One of my favourite recipes of all, but unfortunately husband does not enjoy it s do not make it often. Your pics are tempting me to make it soon.

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