Sunday, 28 August 2011

Potato Curry - Student Style


This month, lots of young boys and girls will be getting ready to leave home and go to University and staying  in the Halls where they will have to cook for themselves.   I am sharing some of the easy and simple recipes which are easy and cheap to cook.

Ingredients :

4-5 medium Potatoes
2 tablespoons cooking oil
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon chilly powder or pepper
1-2 tablespoons of tomato ketchup/sauce ( You can use tomatoes or tomato tins as well but students always seem to have a supply of tomato ketchup)  


1.   Boil the potatoes in their jackets and allow to cool by pouring cold water over them.

2.  Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes.

3.  Sprinkle all the spices on the potatoes - includng the tomato ketchup/sauce.

4.  In a saucepan - heat the oil and add the mustard seeds.

5.  As soon as the mustard seeds pop, add in the potato mixture.

6.  Gently stir without breaking the potatoes and add one cup of water to the potato curry.

7.  Allow this to cook for 5 -6 minutes and the curry is ready to eat with  rice or any bread.

8.  Left over curry can be eaten as a sandwich or wrap filling too.

9.  My message to young and new chefs - No matter how simple, food cooked by your own hands always tastes nice and as you become more adventurous, you can start experimenting with more ingredients and spices.

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  1. Quick and yummy potato curry.

  2. hmmmmmmmmmmmm! the potato curry is inviting me to taste it.simple and delicious.

  3. ketchup!!! hmmm - no wonder you've called it student style Mina :) Interesting and looks really yummy!

  4. Yummy simple recipe for the budding chefs..lovely presentation!!

  5. Mouthwatering potato curry. Lovely preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Lovely,tempting potato curry..

  7. This sure is a handy recipes..Ideal for others too for lazy days :)
    Prathima Rao
    Parts Corner

  8. very nice and simple...

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  9. looks good! nice with addition of tomato ketchup!

  10. Yummy and quick curry,loved the addition of ketchup...

  11. Delish, I must try this sometime.. I don't make enough curries!

  12. It is great Mina that you are sharing some simple yet tasty recipes for students and also us. I cook simple stuff most weeknights and this fits the bill. We all love potatoes and this dish looks very tasty :)

  13. mmm yum! I love cooking a good curry. Can't wait to explore all your other recipes.

  14. Funny you shared this recipe!All my student and a big part of single life I have lived in a hostel and cooked in a teeny weeny kitchen. Tomato ketchup was one thing that went into everything and potato curry was on top of the list. I am so familiar and used to it that even now I use it sometimes in curry :-)
    Thanks for taking me back in time for a little!

  15. Lovely simple recipe I am sending this to my daughter.


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