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Easy Dinner Recipes

Potato Curry with Cumin

This is another tasty dish that makes a lovely addition to any meal. Many years ago a friend's family served this dish with tasty freshly made roti for breakfast. Every time I make this curry, I remember the warm hospitality of these friends who offered us a place to stay as well as delicious food while our car was being repaired in the workshop.

Eat it at any time of the day with rice, roti or bread.

The only spices used are cumin, turmeric, ginger and dry chilies. Adjust the number of chilies to your taste.


  • 4 medium potatoes cut in cubes.
  • 6 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 4-6 dry red chilies ( crumble a few if you like it spicy)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt (Adjust to your taste)
  • A few strands of Cilantro leaves for garnish


  • Peel, rinse and cut potatoes in cubes
  • Heat oil. Add mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Cover with a lid as the seeds may splatter.
  • At this point add onions, chilies & ginger, cook until onion softens.
  • Add turmeric, then potatoes & salt. Mix thoroughly and reduce heat. Cover with lid.
  • Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  • When potatoes are soft add the cumin powder. Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy
 potato curry with cumin.

Cooked curry with cumin and turmeric

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