A Potato Curry Recipe Test
The weekend is here again and so it is time for me to find a curry recipe to test on Sunday. An extra person was going to be here for dinner so I had to find a big curry recipe. And, to top it all, the extra person was a vegetarian. But finding a big vegetarian curry recipe is not a problem on the Curry Focus website because all I had to do was look at the vegetarian curry recipe category and all the vegetarian curry recipes were listed, along with the number of servings in the recipe.
It was not too long before I found what looked like the perfect curry recipe. It was a potato curry recipe. I’m not sure why the title just mentions potato because the recipe includes chickpeas as well as peas. But the recipe certainly does contain potatoes so who am I to judge what the recipe title should be?
There were no obscure ingredients needed for the recipe. In fact, the ingredients were so common that I already had all of them so this week’s curry was not going to cost much at all.
Making the Potato Curry
This is a very standard curry and there were no surprises when I was doing the cooking.
I cooked and drained the potatoes while I was preparing the rest of the ingredients (luckily I remembered to take the frozen peas out of the freezer early in the afternoon so they were defrosted OK).
Once the potatoes were done, I started to cook the curry. Onions and garlic first, then the spices, then the tomatoes, chickpeas, peas and coconut milk. All went smoothly. The ingredients get very dry once the spices are added and I more or less had to stir the ingredients all of the time so that they would not stick.
The tasting team arrived about 10 minutes before the curry was ready and they were accompanied by the special vegetarian guest who, like me, enjoys the odd glass of gin and tonic.
Tasting and Rating the Potato Curry
I served the potato curry with basmati rice and everyone eagerly tucked in to the meal.
And it was good. No, it was great.
Everything was nicely cooked and, for the artistically inclined, there was a good range of colours in the curry.
The curry had a fair amount of sauce but I left most of this in the saucepan so I could have it for lunch the next day.
The overriding taste was of the coconut milk but the peas retained their taste well.
This is a big curry and easily serves 6 people (only 5 tonight so no prizes for guessing who has a tasty meal tomorrow).
The potato curry received a taste score of 8.5 out of 10 with a spice/heat rating of “Hot”.
An added bonus for this curry is that there was a lovely after burn in the mouth afterwards.
Make the Potato Curry Again?
This is such a great tasting curry that is so easy to make. I will definitely be making this curry again at some time on the future.