Potatoes and Peas in a Fragrant Curry


Potatoes and Peas in a Fragrant Curry

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Large chunks of potatoes and peas in a homemade curry


4-5 medium potatoes, boiled and cut in to large chunks1 cup fresh or frozen peas1 large yellow onion, diced2 Tbsp minced/grated ginger1 Tbsp minced garlic¼ cup oil1 tsp cumin seeds1 bay leaf½ tsp mustard seeds½ tsp fenugreek seeds2 Tbsp ground coriander1 Tbsp ground cumin2 tsp chili powder1 tsp turmeric2 Tbsp paprika½ t garam masala ** (recipe below)1 Tbsp mango powder¼ cup lime juiceSalt1 can (14.5oz) whole peeled tomatoes, pureed6 cups water¼ cup chopped cilantro


  1. In a medium sized pot, heat oil till shimmering.
  2. Bloom cumin seeds, bay leaf, mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  3. Quickly follow with diced onion, minced ginger and garlic and a pinch of salt.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown.
  5. Add in tomatoes, ground coriander, ground cumin, chili powder, turmeric and paprika with a pinch of salt.
  6. Cook together until tomatoes are cooked through and oil is released.
  7. Stir in water and bring to a boil.
  8. Simmer together and let reduce slightly, until slightly thickened.
  9. Add in potatoes and peas and continue to simmer.
  10. Finish with mango powder and lime juice.
  11. Adjust seasoning and cook together for at least 15 minutes and let rest for a few minutes for sauce to thicken.
  12. Garnish with cilantro.

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