Bangala Dumpa Mudda Kura (Mashed Potato Curry)

Bangala Dumpa Mudda Koora or Bangala Dumpa ‘Upma’ Koora as it is called in my home is a simple potato curry that is different from the usual potato fry. I love it for its simplicity and its power to comfort.

The ‘Upma Koora’ tag is because this curry has a ‘popu’/’vagar’/seasoning similar to that of upma and looks a bit like upma too.


  1. Potato (medium-sized) – 4
  2. Onion (medium-sized) – 1 (optional)
  3. Grated Ginger – 1 tsp
  4. Green Chillies – 3 or 4
  5. Udad Dal – 1 tsp
  6. Chana Dal – 1 tsp
  7. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  8. Oil – 1 tbsp
  9. Curry Leaves – 6 to 8
  10. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp (optional)
  11. Salt to Taste


  1. Boil, peel, and mash the potatoes.
  2. Chop the onion to fine pieces.
  3. In a kadai, heat the oil.
  4. Add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  5. Add udad dal and chana dal.
  6. Fry till golden brown.
  7. Add the chopped onions.
  8. Fry till the onion pieces turn transparent.
  9. Add the slit green chillies, curry leaves, and grated ginger.
  10. Fry for a minute.
  11. Add the mashed potato and mix well.
  12. Add salt and mix well.
  13. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  14. Turn off the heat.
  15. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  16. Serve hot with rice, curd rice, or rotis.


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