Potatoes are one of my favourite things to eat. The “problem” is, I often want to make Indian potato curry with them, whenever I have them at home. There are so many different ways to prepare potatoes for Indian curries—for instance, you can make it quite gravy-like with tomatoes, ground nuts, and a few other ingredients. You can also make it on the dry side (which is what I did with the recipe below), with lots of jeera (cumin seeds), to be eaten with flat bread (like roti or naan). I love flat bread, but steamed basmati rice? Oh, I just can’t say no to it!
I’m putting this entire meal together in one machine—a Multicooker from Philips. I’ll show you how easy it is to create a delicious, flavourful meal which can be the main course, or a side dish. It’s all vegan/vegetarian.
I shared the picture of the ingredients below, which I used to put together the Indian Potato Curry recipe, on social media recently. “That looks yummy!” was exclaimed more than once!
Check out all those fresh ingredients and aromatic spices:
I bet your mouth is watering, thinking about how delicious this Indian Potato Curry with Steamed Rice will taste—am I right? There are a few main steps for this recipe, and I was able to do all of them in my new Multicooker from Philips:
Put together Indian Potato Curry with Steamed Rice
I was able to test out this invaluable kitchen appliance, using 3 functions: boil/steam, brown/sauté, and rice/quinoa. Check out the steps below to put together this recipe for yourself.
Step 1: Steam rice according to Multicooker’s instructions.
Step 2: Make the Indian Potato Curry recipe below.
Multicooker Indian Potato Curry with Steamed Rice Recipe
- 5-6 Small potatoes or 3 large potatoes
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds also called jeera
- 2 heaped tablespoons Indian curry paste you can choose whichever flavour is your favourite. I prefer Madras
- 1 tablespoon cumin powder
- 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon amchar mango powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 fresh green or red chilli chopped
- 1 Medium onion chopped
- 1 " fresh ginger chopped or 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- 3 cloves fresh garlic chopped or 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- 1 Small handful fresh cilantro chopped
- Add potatoes to inner pot in Multicooker and cover with enough water so there is about an inch of water above the potatoes.
- Indian Potato Curry boiling potatoes
- Plug in Multicooker. Select Boil/Steam on menu. Select 15 minutes for cooking time. The timer doesn't start until the water starts to boil. Press and hold the "Start/Cancel" button for 3 seconds.
- When you hear 4 beeps, the potatoes are ready to remove from the inner pot. Remove the inner pot and put potatoes in a colander to drain the water. Rinse potatoes with cold water and scrub if needed.
- Chop potatoes and set them aside.
- Wipe down inner pot, so that it is no longer wet. Place it back in to the Multicooker. Press menu until you get to Brown/Sauté.
- Add cumin seeds. When you hear them popping, add oil.
- Add chopped onions, ginger, chilli, and garlic. Stir with wooden spoon or silicone spatula until the ingredients are translucent.
- Spices Indian Potato Curry
- Mix in the spices and salt.
- Add potatoes and stir mixture together. Sauté for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, add curry paste and stir.
- After about 10 minutes, add in the fresh cilantro.
- Remove curry from the Multicooker and unplug cord.
Step 3: Optional – Kachumber: First, chop half a cucumber in to thin slices and then in to triangles. Next, cube a small onion. Then, cube a small tomato (optional. I don’t usually have tomatoes at home, so I just used cucumber and onions). After that, add in: a splash of mild or white vinegar, ½ a green chilli, and a few sprigs of cilantro (chopped). Finally, mix everything together in a small bowl. Add kachumber to the side of your rice and Indian Potato Curry meal, or eat it on its own on the side.
I put together this recipe with my new Philips Multicooker, that I was sent in order to write this feature. I’ve been testing it out to make a variety of foods (even desserts!), and can’t wait to show you what I’ve been putting together.