Monday, July 15, 2013

Gujarati Potato Curry sans onion and garlic

Have a bagful of potatoes that are beginning to sprout eyes ? Then try this curry Gujarati style; in this the versatile tuber goes through a simple and yummy transformation and is a treat to the taste buds. The curry tasted delightful with roti or/and puri (Indian Flat Bread) and was a great accompaniment to the rice too. 

Initially, I was apprehensive about the recipe as generally people from Gujarat like to add sugar to their curries. However my apprehension was laid to rest as the curry is a mixed bag of flavours- slightly hot, aptly tangy and minimally sweet the curry is a mixed bag of flavours. Have I said that already ?OK- the point is it is finger lickin' good ! 

And did I say that the curry also has some coconut to boot...

So what are you waiting for ? Go make the curry ! Besides one can never go wrong with potatoes right ?

What's in it :- {Adapted from Royal Indian Cookery}
(Serves:4; Prep Time : 10 mins,Cooking Time : 25-30 mins)
  • Tamarind Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Hot water - 1/2 cup
  • Palm Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Potatoes - 1/2 kg
  • Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Green Chilli - 1
  • Desiccated Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves/Desiccated Coconut

Here's How :-

Mix the tamarind paste in hot water. Add palm sugar to it and set aside.Cube the potatoes. Heat the oil in a pan/wok and let the mustard seeds crackle. Tip in the cubed potatoes and fry for a few minutes stirring.

Add all the remaining spices and salt to taste. Stir to mix, cover and cook over a gentle  heat for 15 minutes stirring every once in a while.

Add the finely chopped green chilli along with the tamarind water and coconut. Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender. Serve hot with rotis/puri/chapati/phulkas/rice.


  • The original recipe had brown sugar; I used Palm sugar. If you do not have both, then white sugar may be used

E.N.J.O.Y !


  1. hey this looks really good.. will try when I make potato dish next. and a good choice for G!

  2. Yummyyyy it looks! Potato is all-time favorite ingredient... and this one is definitely a great dish :)

  3. Yeh,potato is my all time favourite looks yumeeeeeee, will try at home next.

  4. Curry looks excellent Priya and I'm sure it went well with chappathis.

  5. so tempting... just love it...