Potato Curry

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Serves 6

This curry is very simple and is perfect for those days when you need something warm and comforting. It is slightly spicy and the gravy is nice and thick with a slightly sour element from the addition of tamarind. You can serve this with rice or chapatis/parathas. It is even delicious served in a bowl with some crushed potato or cassava/crisps.


1 kg
onion, finely chopped
3 tbsp
tomatoes, grated
1 tbsp
tomato paste/puree
1-2 tbsp
tamarind sauce
green chillies, chopped
1 tsp
red chilli powder
1/2 tsp
turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
curry powder
1 tsp
lemon juice
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
salt to taste

Peel and cube the potatoes, then boil until tender and drain off the water.

In a pot, heat the oil and then add the chopped onion and fry until they soften and just start to turn colour. Then add the garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder and curry powder. Stir them in quickly and then add the fresh grated tomato, chopped green chillies and tomato paste. Cook until the tomato mixture thickens, then add the boiled potato cubes, some salt, the tamarind sauce and just enough water to barely cover the potatoes. Mix and turn the heat down. Cover the pot and allow the curry to simmer for 5 minutes. During this time, you can open the pot and mash up a few pieces of the potatoes just to help thicken the sauce and give it a rich gravy.

Finally squeeze in the lemon juice and stir it in. Taste and adjust for salt. Turn the heat off and serve!

Enjoy!  :)


Salaam, what can be the alternative for curry powder? Do you also put whole green chillies apart from chopped ones as mentioned in your recipe?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, the curry powder is optional and it is basically a combination of coriander and cumin powder and a bit of turmeric. You can use more green chillies (whole or chopped) if you prefer more spice in the dish.

Jazakallah for the reply. I will surely try this recipe too :)

Cndu's picture

appa wat if i dont have the tamarind sauce wat can i use as alternative?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Grated raw mango or lemon juice.

salaam sister,how much garlic is required as its been missed out in the ingredients.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thanks for noticing! Have edited the ingredients, it should read a quarter tsp garlic paste. :)

Aoa I m a big fan of yours ..I have been trying ur recipes for a while now..they turn out very yummy...can u plz guide me about the tamarind sauce? How to prepare it? Thanks alot

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Thank you. Simply soak a bit of tamarind in water and squeeze/strain the seeds out and use. Nothing else is done to it.