Koorkka olarthu


Thie chinese potato, locally known as koorkka is the heart and soul of Kerala cooking. With its unique flavour, this tuber makes for a great side dish as stir fry.


½ kg koorkka

A pinch of turmeric powder

1 tsp crushed pepper

1 tsp red chilli crushed

¼ cup shallots, sliced

5-6 garlic pods, sliced

A sprig of curry leaves

Salt, as required


De-skin the koorkka and slice them up

In a pan, add the koorkka, salt and a pinch of turmeric

Add enough water and boil until soft and cooked. Drain and keep aside

Heat oil in a pan and add the shallots

Add the garlic pods, crushed pepper and crushed red chilli. Saute well

Add the curry leaves, and give a good stir

Toss in the cooked koorkka and saute until they brown a little

Take off the pan and plate it up

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