Easy Potato Curry (Dry)

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on August 2, 2010

The secret to this easy, vegan potato curry is Baba’s curry powder. Its a Malaysian made curry powder, and you can buy it online or possibly at a Asian/Malaysian foods store. My pantry is never without Baba’s meat curry powder and Baba’s fish curry powder.

Photo from www.babas.com.my

I highly recommend Baba’s curry powders. Although they are meant for meat, the curry powders themselves contain no meat and they are fantastic to add to vegetables, curries and lentil dishes.

Baba’s meat curry powder Ive used in this recipe contains coriander, fennel, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and cloves.

 

Substitute Babas curry powder with sambar powder or any yellow curry powder. How much you will need to use depends on the brand and how spicy it is.

 

Notes:

- When chopping potatoes, keep them in a bowl of water to prevent them from discoloring

- If the curry gets too dry while cooking, sprinkle a little water

- Potatoes will cook sooner if you cut them into smaller cubes

Easy, Vegan Potato Curry or Potato Masala or Potato Poriyal Recipe

serves about 2

1 large potato (about 1 1/2 cups when cut into small cubes)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/8th teaspoon black mustard seeds
1/8th teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon urad dal (black gram)
a pinch of asafoetida
1 dried red chilli, or according to taste
a few curry leaves, optional
1-2 teaspoons Baba’s meat curry powder or sambar powder or any yellow curry powder (how much curry powder you’ll need depends on the brand you use)
salt

Peel and cut the potato into small cubes. Heat a non stick wok with the oil and add mustard seeds. When they pop, add cumin seeds. When they start to sizzle, add urad dal, asafoetida, red chili and curry leaves. Cook about 20 seconds or till fragrant. Add the cubed potatoes, curry powder, 2 tablespoons water and salt. Cook on medium heat till the potatoes are cooked, about 6 minutes.

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1 nags August 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I see Baba’s in almost all supermarkets here. Never knew it was this good. Will try for sure!

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2 Rosa August 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Lovely! that combo is awesome!

Cheers,

Rosa

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3 FoodieAnn August 2, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Beautiful clicks….:)

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4 satya August 2, 2010 at 6:35 pm

simple n delicious …all time hit

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5 Lubna Karim August 2, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Only Sala can make look simple aloo curry so scrumptious…..all time favourite and comfort food….

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6 Priti August 2, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Looks yum …all time fav….I tot baba is not gud too :)

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7 aipi August 2, 2010 at 8:23 pm

that looks delightful !

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8 Sharmilee August 3, 2010 at 4:53 am

Simple and tasty dish…pics are so fresh!!

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9 preeti August 3, 2010 at 4:53 am

Hey luv this sabji…. this is one of my teenager cookery attempts :)

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10 Shriya August 3, 2010 at 8:02 am

I love this curry. Use to make it just like that. Totally inviting pics.

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11 Joni August 3, 2010 at 8:03 am

Looks delicious! Beautiful photos too. :)

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12 nandini.p August 3, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I know few others who swear by the Baba masala… I guess i will have to settle for sambar powder. I second Lubna’s comment.

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13 Xiaolu August 5, 2010 at 12:07 am

The words “easy” and “curry” used in the same sentence are like a magic key to my heart. Lovely color from the spices. Definitely turning to this next time I need a flavorful dinner fast.

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

if you have a good curry powder, then “curry” and “easy” can defenitely go together!

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14 J September 11, 2011 at 5:16 am

If you’re short on time this also works well with stirring cooked potato through the oil and spice mix. I love mashing it and making it into aloo paratha :)

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