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Spiced Potato Curry

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A flavorful Spiced Potato Curry infused with aromatic spices and garnished with fresh coriander leaves.

Spiced Potato Curry is a heart-comforting meal with earthy potato flavours and a perfect combination of spices. This classic Indian dish is a staple in many households. Potato Curry is a go-to option for anyone craving a healthy and satisfying meal. Easily paired with rice or bread, this dish promises goodness to your taste buds and even lets you travel the streets of India with every bite. 

About the Recipe

This Spiced Potato Curry recipe offers a delightful balance of flavours and textures. Each bite is a symphony of spices, with potatoes cooked to perfection and infused with the richness of garam masala and cumin. The dish’s origins lie in traditional Indian cuisine, which has long been cherished for its simplicity and depth of flavour. Easily customizable to individual preferences, this recipe allows you to adjust the spice levels according to your taste. Serve it alongside fragrant rice, warm roti, or crispy dosa for a complete meal experience. With minimal ingredients and straightforward instructions, this Spiced Potato Curry is a must-try for novice and seasoned cooks alike.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Spiced Potato Curry is a dish with the perfect balance of flavours. This recipe is simple and versatile, ideal for busy weeknights or special occasions. Easily a favourite for anyone who is a fan of Indian cuisine or simply looking to add excitement to your dinner routine.

Spiced Potato Curry

Cooking Tips

  • For extra flavour, roast the cumin seeds before adding them.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference by increasing or decreasing the amount of red chilli powder.
  • To make this dish vegan, use vegetable oil instead of ghee.
  • Add a splash of coconut milk towards the end of cooking for a creamier texture.

Serving and Storing Suggestions

This Spiced Potato Curry serves 2-3 people and takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare.

Enjoy this dish hot, garnished with fresh coriander leaves, alongside steamed rice, roti, or dosa.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

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Nutrient Benefits

Potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and B vitamins. They provide a good energy source and are low in fat, making them a nutritious addition to any meal.

Spiced Potato Curry
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Spiced Potato Curry

A flavorful Spiced Potato Curry infused with aromatic spices and garnished with fresh coriander leaves.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian


  • 200 gms Potatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Onion (small, finely chopped (optional))
  • 1/2 Red Chilli Powder (optional)
  • Curry Leaves (little)
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coriander Leaves (handful, chopped)
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli (broken)
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  • Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium flame.
  • Add the red chillies, curry leaves, cumin seeds and fry for 10 seconds.
  • Add the onions and saute until golden brown.
  • Add the potatoes and stir.
  • After 30 seconds, add the garam masala powder, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Sprinkle a little water and stir until the potatoes are evenly coated.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low flame for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are ooked.
  • Remove the lid and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Remove from flame.
  • Serve with rice, roti or dosa.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?

Yes, you can substitute sweet potatoes for regular potatoes in this recipe. The sweetness of sweet potatoes adds a unique twist to the dish.

Is it necessary to garnish with coriander leaves?

While garnishing with coriander leaves adds freshness and flavour, you can omit them or substitute them with parsley.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare Spiced Potato Curry ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Reheat before serving for a quick and convenient meal.

1 comment

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Sadrudin Lalji May 18, 2015 - 11:31 pm

very good recipe for potato curry. Shall try some more recipes hope to get good reasult. Your choice is too good, email some more interesting recipes. Thank you very much.
S. Lalji.


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