Coconut Curry with Pan Fried Potatoes Recipe
Serves: 3-4
Coconut Curry with Pan Fried Potatoes Recipe: (serves 3-4 people) Altered from: Hint of Saffron
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves + 1 green chili (I used Indian variety) + 1 inch ginger, crushed in mortal
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds powder aka jeera powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder - or to taste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika powder (gives nice color, optional though)
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ C coconut milk
  • 1 tsp raw sugar (optional)
  • 3 tbsp chick-pea flour/besan
  • 3 C water
  • 3 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • salt - to taste
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • Garnish:
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add the sliced onions+little salt and sauté until light golden brown in colour. Add the chopped tomatoes, garlic+ginger+green chilli paste, cinnamon stick and all spice powders except paprika. Turn the gas on medium heat and stir all the times and cook for 5-7 mins. Slow the heat.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the besan and ¾ cup water and make a paste without any lumps. Add it to tomato mixture along with the rest of the water. Increase the heat to medium and bring to boil. You'll see your gravy is getting thick. Now, reduce the heat and add the coconut milk. Let the gravy simmer on low heat for sometime, approx 15-20 mins. No need to cover the pan. After 15-20 mins, your gravy should be similar to thickened heavy cream.
  3. If your gravy is not thick enough just like mine didn't, you can try a corn flour paste (make a thick paste of 1 tsp corn flour+ few drops of water). This way, your gravy will thicken fast. Finally, add the paprika powder and sugar if you wish. Remove from the heat.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick wide sauté pan. Add the cubed potatoes and pan fry for approx 10 mins or until the potatoes are golden brown in all sides. Season with salt and red chilli powder.
Recipe by Seven Spice at