Shahi potato curry


The Potato curry is a much loved dish in Indian food. The usual Bombay potatoes always appears on an Indian menu.
I thought I would make this curry tangy and spicy, with the warmth of ginger that comes through with every mouthful. The aromatic Shahi masala transforms this potato curry with its blend of cardamom, pepper, nutmeg, mace and star anise to name but a few, into a stunning and original new potato curry ~ Enjoy x


15 new baby potatoes
1 medium onion
3 garlic cloves
1 inch piece of ginger peeled
1 small green chilli
1 1/2 tbsp sunflower oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
2 cloves
pinch of asafoetida
200g tomato passata/crushed tomato
1 level tsp salt
1 heaped tsp shahi masala
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp ground cumin & coriander powder
pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp sugar
A little water


1. Parboil the potatoes until slightly tender, should take about 10-12 minutes. Drain and crush potatoes a little and set aside

2. Grind the onion, ginger, garlic and chilli in a food processor to a paste consistency

3. Heat oil in a large saucepan with the mustard, cumin seeds, cloves and asafoetida. Once seeds start to pop mix in the onion paste. Throw in the salt this will stop the paste from catching. Reduce to a low flame and cook for 2 minutes


4. Sprinkle in the rest of the dry seasoning, cook and cover for a further 5 minutes.


Pour in the tomato passata and stir in sugar, to take the edge off the acidity from the passata. Bring to a boil and reduce to the lowest flame, cover and cook for a further 5 minutes


5. At this point you may need to add a little water to loosen out the sauce. Combine the par boiled potatoes into the sauce and gently combine, avoiding breaking the potatoes. You may wish to crush them a little further to ensure better infusion of flavours


6. Cook curry covered on a low flame for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Once done serve with buttered pitta bread


17 thoughts on “Shahi potato curry

  1. These look delicious and with so many flavors I have yet to try. I would need to make a visit to our spice shop but I can see it would be wonderful to try this recipe. Especially would have to search for asafoetida. Lovely recipe.

  2. This looks wonderful Dimple! I am sorry to have missed so many posts, being away isn’t helping me to keep up with blogging friends! Reading this lovely step-by-step potato curry recipe is a good start though. I adore spiced potatoes of all kinds and I do love to make a potato curry to go with a meat one when I take a day to cook curries at home! Delicious. Thanks for sharing this Shahi recipe! x

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