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Spicy Potato Curry

photo(12)Words of wisdom from the family: “Who knew potatoes could be in curry? Yummy! Spicy.” I must say, we followed this recipe pretty closely, and it is not for the faint of palate. Or maybe we’re just weak (that is also quite possible). Recipe found here.


  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp cayenne
  • 4 tsp curry powder
  • 4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 green bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 4 carrots, washed, peeled, and chopped in rounds
  • 1 (15 oz.) can peas, drained
  • 1 (14 oz.) can coconut milk


    1. Boil cubed potatoes in a large pot of salted water until tender (approx. 15 minutes). Drain and let them air dry.
    2. While the potatoes cool, heat the olive oil, onion, and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until the onion is softer and translucent.
    3. Stir in cumin, cayenne, curry powder, garam masala, ginger, and salt. Cook just a few minutes until fragrant.

    Add peppers, carrots, peas, potatoes, and coconut milk. Simmer 5-10 minutes to meld flavors.

NOTES: I’ve really come to love making these kinds of dishes; everything in a bowl with a tasty sauce. I think this recipe, like many other curries and stir fries, is flexible- a good clean-out-the-fridge kind of dish. Proceed with caution though- we found this very spicy. Best served with rice and yogurt.


About aeronwynn

22. Recent college graduate. In the absence of a summer job, I needed something to do. That something turned out to be cooking (also running, but the cooking is going better).

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