Sri Lankan Ala Badun ( Potatoes and Onions)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a simple and straightforward recipe. It is non the less authentic. Serve with curried meat and boiled rice. For a real taste of Ceylon put some chutney and poppads on the table also some sliced bananas in lime juice. Wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the potatoes into bite sized pieces.
  2. In a bowl mix the potato with the salt, turmeric, chilli powder, and the paprika powder.
  3. Heat the oil in a heavy pan and fry the curry leaves for a few seconds, now add the onions, ground mustard seeds and the cinnamon, fry till the onions are golden.
  4. Add the potato, and keep stirring till the onions are also golden and heated through.
  5. Discard the cinnmon stick and sprinkle the curry with the lime juice.