Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Goanese Potato Curry

This delicious curry tastes great with parathas or preferably with steamed rice or pulao. Here is a lovely blend of spices and coconut which gives the curry an authentic taste.

Recipe adapted from Tarla Dalal's Curries and Kadhis


4 cups big chunks of potatoes
1 large tomato
2 tbsp oil (sunflower or vegetable)
1 tsp mustard seeds
Salt to taste

For the paste
2 whole onions
2 tsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
2 sticks cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cloves (laung)
2 peppercorns
2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
3 whole dry red chillies, broken into pieces
3/4 cup freshly grated coconut or 1/2 cup dessicated coconut powder
5 cloves garlic
3 tsp oil

For the paste

Put 1 tsp of oil in a frying pan and fry the poppy seeds, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, corriander seeds and red chillies for a few minutes. Keep aside.

Fry the onions in a tsp of oil till they are soft and keep aside.

Put 2 tsp of oil in a frying pan and fry the coconut for 1 minute.

Mix all the above three ingredients along with garlic and blend to a smooth paste in the blender by adding a little water if required.

How to Proceed

Cut the tomatoes into big pieces, add two cups of water and cook. When soft, prepare a soup by passing through a sieve. Keep aside.

Heat the oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds stop crackling add the potatoes, salt and a cup of water. Cover with a lid and cook till the potatoes are done.

Add the paste, tomato soup and salt (if required) and bring to a boil.

Serve hot. Its yumm!!


Arundathi said...

oh no - i had to see this post on my lunch break! it looks so delicious!

Madhumathi said...

Mouthwatering potato curry..thanks for sharing :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yummy.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Potato curry is tempting and you make it sound really simple...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sounds simple and inviting too!

Sophie said...

This sounds extra tasty, I really like the addition of cinnamon :).

Kelly said...

That looks really nice!! I love potato curry!

Sweetiepie said...

wow!the potato curry looks delicious.Simple curry could make me happy :)

Divya Vikram said...

Looks so good. Rich n creamy!

Jo said...

Simple but absolutely delicious and full of flavour. Great recipe.

Malarkey Bonkpouse said...


Why don't you first learn to refer to the people from Goa correctly?
They are Goans not Goanese!
The potato curry is not authentically Goan; however it's not bad.

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