Potato Curry – Goan version

Potato Curry – Goan version

Introduction :

Coconut is a feature of Goan curries


Ingredients :

1 large coconut, scraped
2 tbsp. coconut grated coarsely
2 green chillies
2 red chillies
4 flakes garlic peeled
1 large potato boiled
1 cup mixed boiled vegetables
2 tomatoes, boiled, pureed, strained
1 capsicum chopped into chunks
2 onions chopped
1 tbsp. coriander finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh cream
5-6 cashews
1 inch stick cinnamon
2 cloves
1 bayleaf
2-3 peppercorns
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. mustards seeds
salt to taste
2 tbsp. ghee or oil


Making time: 45 minutes
Makes: 4-5 servings

1. Dry roast cinnamon, pepper, cloves, bayleaf and cumin.
2. Grind to a fine powder, keep aside.
3. Stir fry onion in 1 tsp. ghee, till transparent.
4. Stir fry grated coconut in 1 tsp. ghee till browned lightly.
5. Grind coconut with 2 cups water, strain to get a thick milk.
6. Grind together tomato, red chilli, half of fried onions, fried coconut, garlic to a paste.
7. Grind cashews to a powder, keep aside.
8. Heat remaining, ghee, fry potato chunks till golden, drain keep aside.
9. Fry capsicums, drain keep aside.
10. Add mustard seeds, allow to splutter.
11. Add mixed veggies, stir for a minute, add ground spices and mix.
12. Add fried onions, ground paste, cashew powder, coconut milk and stir till it starts to boil.
13. Add fried veggies, simmer to thicken.
14. Stir in fresh cream, garnish with chopped coriander, serve hot.