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Potato Curry with Peas and Carrots

I made up this potato curry with peas and carrots recipe after receiving the Curry Lover's Gift Box in the mail just after Christmas, and then posted it on my food blog, "The Alchemist". It's cheap, uses ingredients commonly on-hand in the pantry, and came out so rich and delicious that it's going to be a staple recipe now!

Yield: 4

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Potato Curry with Peas and Carrots Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot curry powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup (or more as needed) water
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Preparation Instructions

In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. When hot, add the hot curry powder and stir it around for 30 seconds. Add the onions to the pan and saute until they are tender and a bit golden. When you’re there, add the carrots, potatoes, and minced garlic. Give it all a good stir, and then add about a half cup each of water and coconut milk. Stir in the turmeric, salt, and coriander. Reduce the heat to low and cover it. Check every so often to stir the pot and check the moisture level. When the moisture is almost all absorbed, add more coconut milk and water, in equal parts. Continue to cook, stir, and add liquid until the vegetables are very tender and the curry is nice and thick. At this point, taste it to check that the spice levels are where you like them. When you’re there, stir in the peas and the rest of the coconut milk (and water if necessary), and cook it for another 3 minutes or so, until the peas are heated through and the curry thickens up again. Serve over brown rice. Makes 4 generous servings.

Yield: 4
Helpful Hints

The coconut milk, while a delicious, rich and creamy addition, can be replaced with water or a flavorful broth, if desired.

For additional pictures and the story behind the recipe, visit The Alchemist Blog


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This was really good! I added more S&P, and mushrooms to my dish. The mushrooms turned it a brown hue rather than orange, but it was really good. This dish is going into regular rotation. Thanks!

Bella Buski

p.s. I gave you 5 stars but only 4 are showing

Richard W

Can't you grind your necessary spices and other ingredients rather
than use ordinary curry powder?


I felt it wasn't very flavoursome. But that's just my palate perhaps?

Jamie S

Needed more salt and other spices, after adding extra and putting it on top of jasmine rice it tasted pretty good.

Fiona S

My family and I love this meal and we eat it almost every week. We like that it has magnesium containing potato and carrots and we use organic spices that are very health beneficial and so to is the coconut cream we use. We add lots of spinach instead of peas and avoid rice as it depletes magnesium.. A 5* recipe.

Bella Buski

I replace the Tbsp hot curry powder with 1 Tbsp mild curry powder and also add a scant Tbsp of garam masala with potatoes, carrots, etc. This dish is one of my family's favorites. I make quick couscous on the side and we have an easy, complete meal that tastes great and the kids love! Thank you!!!


Add brown sugar to taste, definitely double the spices and garlic. Add ginger to taste (about 1 tablespoon or two)