Spiced Potato Curry - A Hearty and Flavorful Delight

Spiced Potato Curry - A Hearty and Flavorful Delight

This a comforting dish that combines the humble potato with a blend of flavorful spices. It's perfect for those seeking a delicious, vegetarian option that's easy to prepare.


For the Curry:

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds (optional)
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish


Prepare the Potatoes:

Peel and cube the potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Rinse them under cold water and set aside.

Sauté the Aromatics:

In a large pan or pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds then let them splutter. Add finely chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown. The curry leaves may be added after.

Add Garlic and Ginger:

Add minced garlic and grated ginger to the pan. Sauté for another minute until the aroma is released.

Introduce Ground Spices:

Lower the heat and add ground turmeric, ground coriander, garam masala, and chili powder to the pan. Stir the spices into the onion mixture, allowing them to cook for a minute.

Incorporate Tomatoes:

Add diced tomatoes to the pan and cook until they soften and release their juices, creating a flavorful base.

Add Potatoes:

Toss in the cubed potatoes, ensuring they are well-coated with the spice and tomato mixture.

Pour Water and Simmer:

Pour in the water and season the curry with salt. Cover the pan and let the potatoes simmer on low heat until they are fork-tender and absorb the aromatic flavors of the spices.

Garnish and Serve:

Once the potatoes are cooked, uncover the pan and let any excess liquid evaporate. Garnish the Spiced Potato Curry with freshly chopped cilantro for a burst of freshness.

Serve Warm:

Spoon the flavorful potato curry over a bed of steamed rice or alongside warm naan bread. Enjoy the hearty goodness and aromatic spices in every bite.

Optional Tips:

  • Customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of chili powder to suit your taste.
  • For added protein and richness, you can incorporate cooked chickpeas or peas into the curry.
  • A dollop of yogurt on top can provide a cooling contrast to the spices.


This dish transforms simple ingredients into a hearty and flavorful experience. With the perfect balance of spices and the comforting texture of potatoes, this curry is sure to become a family favorite. 


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