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White Potato Curry

This is one of my favorite style of cooking potatoes. I call it white because the only spice that is used, is dry red chilies. Therefore the potatoes retains most of the original color. My earliest memory of this dish was when I was about 6 years old. I used to attend the same school where my father was the school principal.

As I was in the first year of school, my school day ended much earlier than my father's. I had to wait for him before we we could travel home together. As there was no such thing as an after school care, my father arranged for me to go to the home of a family who lived very close to the school and he would fetch me from there.

This family often had lunch around the time that I arrived at their home. One day, I knew they were cooking white potatoes as the smell was so tantalizing. I began to feel hungry and I longed to eat some of that curry, but I was not offered any. When we got home I asked my mother to cook this for me and I really enjoyed eating it with fresh white bread. I still have memories of my longing for this dish as a little girl. My sister-in-law, Simi, makes a delicious version of this recipe whenever I visit her.

I like it quite spicy but if you prefer a mild version just reduce the number of chilies that you use. Eat it with sliced French bread or any bread that you prefer. I have modified the recipe to cook it in the microwave so it is really quick and easy. Very little oil is used compared to the original version.


  • 1 large baking potato.
  • 4 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 4-8 dry red chilies (crumble a few if you like it spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (Adjust to your taste)
  • ¼ sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons of water


  • Peel, rinse and finely slice potato
  • Lay the sliced in a microwave proof dish. Add the rest of the ingredients
  • Toss the contents so that the oil is evenly coated on the potatoes
  • Cover the dish and microwave for 4 minutes
  • Remove and flip contents
  • Microwave for another 4 minutes. If the slices are not soft to the touch, microwave for another minute. Enjoy
 microwaved potato curry with chilies.

Cooked White Potato Curry

 microwaved potato curry with chilies.

The ingredients all set to be placed in the microwave oven

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