Potato Curry

thebbse@gmail.com February 9, 2022

Potato curry can take on various forms depending on which part of the world you’re looking to taste, but this easy number takes on an Indian influence, starting with curry leaves fried in ghee. Not only do the leaves serve as a fragrant, crispy garnish, they also flavor the entire curry by flavoring the ghee.

Stir your onion, garlic, and ginger in this ghee, then bloom your curry powder in it for the ultimate layering of savoriness. An extra hit of cardamom lifts the spices with a minty aroma, and the tomato paste adds sweetness on top of umami once it’s caramelized. Deglaze with some cream (or coconut milk) and broth (or water), add in your potatoes, and let it all simmer until nice and tender and supremely creamy.

To preserve the vibrant green of the frozen peas, add them in at the last minute, just enough to warm them through. Serve with some fresh stovetop rice and you are in business.

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ghee or butter20 fresh curry leaves (optional)1 

medium red onion, chopped6 

cloves garlic, chopped

1″ piece ginger, peeled and minced2 1/2 tbsp. 

curry powder1/2 tsp. 

ground cardamom1 1/2 tsp. 

kosher salt1/4 c. 

tomato paste1 tbsp. 

granulated sugar1/3 c. 

heavy cream or coconut milk1 c. 

low-sodium chicken broth or water3 

dried bird’s eye chiles (optional)1 3/4 lb. 

russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1½” cubes1 c. 


Cooked rice, for serving


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt ghee. If using, add curry leaves and fry until translucent and crispy, then transfer and set aside.
  2. Add to the pot the onion, garlic, and ginger and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add curry powder, cardamom, and salt and cook, stirring frequently, until onions start to caramelize, about 4 minutes more.
  3. Add tomato paste and sugar and stir until lightly caramelized, 1 minute. Add cream, broth, chiles (if using), and potatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are creamy, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Add peas and stir until warmed through. Top with fried curry leaves and serve with rice.