Thursday, 9 June 2011

Potato and mixed vegetable curry

The following  recipe for Potato and mixed vegetable has  been published on the City Connect website at  Please take a look at the website for my recipe and interesting other information. I hope to be a regular contributor to this website.

The main reason for choosing such an easy and simple recipe for the City Connections Website was to convince  people who are not familiar with Indian cooking  that  they can make nice curries at home, using ingredients available in most supermarkets.  This potato and mixed vegetable curry is perfect dish to serve with rice and naan bread. The mixed vegetables make it a healthy curries choice for lunch or dinner.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes

Ingredients for 4 servings

1 teaspoon cumin seeds or mustard seeds
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of chilly powder
½ teaspoon of turmeric
½ teaspoon of a mixture of cumin and coriander powder
2-3 cloves of crushed garlic
2 tablespoons of sunflower cooking oil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (optional)
1 tablespoon of brown sugar (optional)
2 medium sized boiled potatoes
3 cups of any frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup of passata ( or crushed tinned tomatoes)
Small bunch of coriander (for garnishing)
2-3 green chillies (optional)


1. Soak your frozen vegetables in hot water and once they soften, chop them into smaller pieces.

2. Heat the oil in saucepan and add the cumin and mustard seeds to the oil.

3. The mustard will pop when the oil gets hot and the cumin will start to get darker. This means that the oil is ready.

4. Rinse the frozen vegetables and add them to the heated oil.

5. Add the salt, turmeric, chilly powder, crushed garlic and cumin coriander to the mixture and stir well so that all the vegetables get coated with the spices.

6. Cook this for a minute and add the passata to this mixture with one cup of hot water.

7. Allow this to simmer gently for 6-7 minutes.

8. Chop the boiled potato into small cubes and add it to the mixed vegetables.

9. Stir well and allow to cook for 5 minutes.

10. Add the lemon juice and brown sugar if you like a sweet and sour taste.

11. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with green chillies or coriander

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  1. Delicious curry with colourful veggies, can have it with anything..

  2. This is our most staple curry minus the potatoes :)

  3. congratulations dear!!!!
    Curry looks spicy and delicious :)

  4. flavourful filling meal looks wonderful

  5. Would love to have that plate...Yummy recipe..

  6. Hi Mina, I found you on the LinkedIn site! I really like this recipe and I think I will try it! I look forward to checking out some more as well. Thanks for sharing!


  7. My mouth is watering, this looks so tempting.

  8. Very healthy looking colorful curry.Must have been over within minutes. Excellent snaps.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. @Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Thanks. Yes, it's great with any vegetables. I decided to add the potatoes as it helps to thicken the gravy as this recipe is directed mainly towards people who are just learning to cook Indian food. I left out ingredients like cumin and coriander powder and garam masala as well for that reason.

  10. @Priya Thanks Priya. It is a very versatile curry.

  11. @Kamakshi Prasanna

    Thank you Kamakshi. Hope you also visited the City links website.

  12. @Tannis

    Tannis - Thank you for your comments. Please visit my website again. Also check out the City connections website as I plan to write more recipes for them.

  13. @Hamaree Rasoi

    Thank you for your comments. Yes, this is a quick and easy dish and I chose it to try and get more people interested in cooking Indian food.

  14. Wonderful curry with nice collection of veggies !!

  15. Thanks for another great recipe :-)

  16. This is such a delicious & colorful curry!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  17. hi,

    I came here thru blogging woman. U have a superb blog. Loved the recipes.
    Following you.

  18. Wow this dish is simply something for me :) simple and easy cooking is what I love.

    Thanks for sharing Mina!

  19. Lovely tasty recipe perfect for that moment hen you want aquick meal.


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