Thursday, 22 July 2010

Pea and potato curry.


I promised some of you to post a recipe of the pea and potato curry that I made nearly two weeks ago, and here it is finally.

1. Start by cutting about 750 grams of potatoes in rather big cubes, and chopping two onions into rings.

2. In a large saucepan, put two teaspoons of mustard (the recipe originally calls for mustard seeds which is probably better to use, but we didn't have any so I thought I would just go for the second best option.) and heat until it starts bubbling (if using mustard seeds, until they start popping).

3. Chop three to four cloves of garlic and grind two teaspoons of fresh ginger.

4. Add the onion rings, garlic, ginger and two spoons of ghi or oil to the pan and stir at medium heat until the onion is soft.

5. Add 1/2 teaspoon of chili spice, 1 teaspoon of turmeric (silly me for misspelling it on the label of the spice), 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of garam masala, and some salt and pepper. Also, add the potatoes. Stir until the potatoes are evenly covered in spice.
Potatoes, onion and spice.

6. Add 1 1/2 dl of water and let everything boil at very low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are slightly tender with a lid on the saucepan.

7. Almost finished. Add 100 grams of peas. It's best to use frozen peas rather than canned since the taste is fresher. Boil at very low heat for another 3-5 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.

8. Stir in a little bit of chopped fresh mint.

9. Ready to eat! Serve with rice.


Mo said...


i hate that im such a lousy cook !

Aniya said...

I like to cook, so it may soon try this recipe;))

xoxo, Aniya

Baśka said...

i'm the biggest fan of your cooking skills! :D everything looks amazingly tasty :)

Luna : said...

looks yummy!! :-D

Daisy said...

That looks so yummy, I must try this !

Mary Jane said...

Thanks for posting the recipe; I will definitely give it a try.
I wanted to comment regarding your previous post: the haircut looks lovely on you, it really does. Although I understand your frustration, it always happens to me, the hair dresser cuts my hair too short, this is why I actually stopped going to hair dressers and started cutting my own hair :)

Zuzia said...

mm.. yummy!

andrea said...

This looks so good! I'm bookmarking it and making it at some point. I'll let you know how it goes :)

Raquel said...


Erin Cathleen said...

Mmm. Looks delicious!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Great! Thank you so much for sharing this. I can't wait to try it out :)

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Tammy Kirksey said...

hum... i hate that im such a lousy cook !