Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sri Lankan Mild Potato Curry

Sri Lankan rice and curry meals usually have one mild dish that helps offset the spicier dishes.  Lentils are usually that favorite amongst most families, but I think this potato dish is very close behind.   This creamy potato curry with coconut milk is delicious and is also good with bread, roti or naan.

4-5 large potatoes cut into big cubes
1 medium onion sliced or chopped
1 serrano chili (whole but with a slit down the length)
2 cloves of garlic cloves minced
10-15 curry leaves
1 small stick of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds(available in Indian Grocery Stores)
1 cup of coconut milk
salt to taste
1-2 tsp of lime juice
2 cups of water(or as much as you need to boil the potatoes)

Place all the ingredients (except for the coconut milk and the lime) in a large pan.    Bring to a boil and allow to cook until the potatoes become fork tender.

 Add the one cup of coconut milk and allow to boil for another 2 minutes.  Taste for salt here.  The potatoes will absorb a lot of the salt while cooking so the gravy may need a little more salt.   Then turn off the stove and as a final step add your lime juice.  You just want a little (around 1-2tsp)  The lime juice will brighten your dish.  Now it is ready to serve.
Serves 4-6 people as part of a meal. Enjoy.

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  1. Oh, my...that looks delicious!

  2. Must be great with the coconut. So soothing.

  3. What a delicious combination - lime, coconut, chillies and potato.

  4. Yay I can finally comment again! This looks amazing, I swear you make so many dishes I want to try I cant keep up. Love the lime/coconut flavor combination always.

  5. That look so good! Put the lime (and potato) in the coconut...:)

  6. This looks so delish! I'm wondering what meat dish would complement this side ... ideas?

  7. Thanks for the recipe.. really help me because I'm gonna cook this dish for my lunch today...

  8. I just made this potato curry, and what a great result! Tastes so traditional. Didn't make any changes, and yes, that lime juice definitely gives it a good lift. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to trying out more of your dishes :)

  9. If using dried curry leaf does the quantity change?


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