I would love to win with the Hot Potato Blogger Challenge because I could really do with some good news! And this recipe for Potato Curry is my submission.
I first had a potato curry at a friend who had made a lot of traditional Indian dishes for us to try. Hers was mild and pleasant and so for one of my potato recipes I decided this would be high up on my list. The weather this past weekend was perfect for a curry as it was cold and wet. I needed something warming to eat and this curry completed the bill perfectly. This dish is from Pakistan and should be served with apple chutney and nan bread. I used 2 chillies in my recipe – the original calls for 8 – and it was a bit too hot for my palate. I added crème fraîche to the potatoes to cool it down as I did not have any yoghurt in my fridge. I will make this again, with only one chilli next time, and I think a coriander raita will be perfect to serve alongside the aloo curry.
Potato Curry | Aloo
- 30 mls canola oil
- 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 200 g Bella tomatoes, cut in half
- 2 red chillies, stalks removed (adjust to your taste)
- 2.5 mls cayenne pepper
- 5 mls cumin seeds
- Salt to season
- 250 mls water, divided
- 700 g baby potatoes
- 20 g coriander, roughly chopped
- Place the oil into a lidded sauté pan
- When hot, add the onions and sauté until soft
- Add the tomatoes, chillies, cayenne, cumin and salt
- Add 125mls water and cook until the tomato skins start to blister, stirring occasionally
- Add the potatoes and the rest of the water
- Stir well to combine
- Place the lid on the pan and cook for 25 minutes
- Remove the lid and continue cooking until the oil separates out
- Add the coriander, stir in and remove from the heat and serve
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Disclosure: I was invited to participate in this competition. I was provided with the potatoes I needed, together with additional pantry ingredients and vouchers to the value of R400. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
What I blogged June 4:
- one year ago – Not Quite Nigella
- three years ago – Croissant And Blueberry Pudding
- five years ago – Pear And Almond Tart
36 thoughts on “Potato Curry | Indian Aloo Curry”
Mmmmmmmm! I love potato salad, especially digging the different flavours in yours. Its nice to see a pot salad without cream.
Thanks Anna 🙂
This potato curry looks delicious Tandy, but I think I’ll take your advice and use 2 chillies instead of the original 8. I have a pretty weak palate for “hot’ items. Just can’t take the heat.
Then maybe only try using one – mine was too hot for me 🙂
This is one of my favorite kinds of curries!
I am not surprised 🙂
I gre up eating potato curry – my mom makes so many variations of it – from mild and with a lot of “gravy” to super spicy, with no “gravy” – so, I am drooling all over my screen looking at this, Tandy!
Shashi, I think I need to try your mom’s recipe for mild with lots of gravy!
Have a happy day.
🙂 Mandy xo
Thank you Mandy xx
Hi Tandy, I just started enjoying Indian food this year and now I have many favorites, this looks delicious!
I hope you try and make this Cheri 🙂
They look and sound amazing!
Thank you Pam 🙂
I think I would prefer the crème fraiche than the yogurt, but that’s my personal taste.
The Hot Potato blogger challenge sounds very adventurous I must admit 😉
I must say, the crème fraiche brings something great to the dish 🙂
Good luck with the contest! These would be a winner in my book no matter how you cut it! I love potatoes!
Thank you Abbe 🙂
Oh, I do love Indian food and Alloo Curry is always a favourite – yours looks fab – Tandy!
Thanks Rachel 🙂
I’ve never had anything like this- it’s so pretty and delicious looking!
Thank you for the compliment 🙂
This looks so good!! What a fun recipe… I LOVE Indian food and need to make it again soon! Thanks for the reminder! 🙂
Hope you enjoy this!
This is such a great side dish Tandy…like the spices in it…
Have a wonderful weekend 🙂
Thanks Juliana, and you too!
What a great recipe for “Meat Free Monday”. I don’t think I’ve had potato curry before but I think the closest thing I may have tried are potato samoosas. Good luck with the competition. I will cross my fingers for you xx
I want to try potato samoosas now!
Love that you left them whole!
I never cut up baby potatoes Tammy 🙂
Sounds delicious and perfect for the cold weather – thanks Tandy, I’m always on the look out on potato recipes to mix things up!! Jan x
This is a make again dish for sure 🙂