Vegan Potato Curry
- 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
- 1 green chili, finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes (or use 2-3 fresh tomatoes, chopped)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon curry powder (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
- 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
1. Prepare the Potatoes:
- Peel and dice the potatoes into bite-sized cubes. Rinse them under cold water and set aside.
2. Sauté the Aromatics:
- In a large pan or skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
- Add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic, grated ginger, and green chili. Sauté for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
3. Add Spices:
- Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, curry powder, and chili powder to the pan. Stir well to coat the onions and spices evenly. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the spices are fragrant.
4. Add Potatoes and Tomatoes:
- Add the diced potatoes to the pan and mix them with the spice mixture.
- If using canned diced tomatoes, add them to the pan. If using fresh tomatoes, add them as well.
- Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the potatoes cook for about 10-15 minutes or until they start to become tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
6. Add Coconut Milk:
- Pour in the can of coconut milk and stir well. If you prefer a thicker curry, you can use less coconut milk or let it simmer longer.
7. Simmer Again:
- Continue to cook the curry over low heat for another 10-15 minutes, or until the potatoes are fully cooked and the curry has thickened to your liking.
8. Season and Garnish:
- Season the curry with salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
- Serve your Vegan Potato Curry hot over rice or with Indian bread like naan or roti.