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 chunks
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 Tbsp minced/grated ginger
1 Tbsp minced garlic
¼ cup oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp fenugreek seeds
2 Tbsp ground coriander
1 Tbsp ground cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp turmeric
2 Tbsp paprika
½ t garam masala ** (recipe below)
1 Tbsp mango powder
¼ cup lime juice
1 can (14.5oz) whole peeled tomatoes, pureed
6 cups water
¼ 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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