Spicy Mashed Potato

Potato Curry

Basic Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes, washed
  • 2 tsp coconut or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp mild curry powder
  • 1-2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped 
  • ½ cup vegetable broth

Optional Ingredients

  • 1-2 jalapenos sliced (seeds out/in)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic crushed
  • ½ inch ginger root chopped into fine pieces or paste
  • ½ tsp optional cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp bacon powder or fresh bacon pieces
  • 1 bell pepper – chopped


  1. Boil potatoes, peel and dice them into small pieces and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a medium non-stick pan and crackle optional cumin seeds.
  3. Add onions, and optional garlic, ginger and jalapenos.  Stir until onion becomes translucent.
  4. Add turmeric, stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes, optional bell pepper, and boiled and cut potatoes. Mix well and then add vegetable broth.
  6. Bring to a boil stirring in between.
  7. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the tomatoes are cooked and the potatoes are mashed to the desired level. Stir to make sure potatoes don’t stick to the bottom.
  8. Switch off heat, add the cilantro, optional bacon pieces and salt. 

Mix well and serve hot as a side dish with rice or bread.