My husband loves Indian food. And while I am not one to turn down a good baingan bhartha, going out for traditional Indian food always leaves me feeling so weighed down and heavy. Perhaps it has something to do with my inability to step away from the naan. Who knows.
Either way, I love going out for Indian here and there, but making it at home is just as easy and just as tasty. This recipe is so simple, and yet so packed with flavor, that I have actually made it twice this week…
Coconut Curried Potatoes with Peas
Ingredients: (serves 4)
- 8 small potatoes
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 can light coconut milk
- 2.5 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt (or to taste)
- 2 cups frozen peas
Instructions: The first step in this recipe is the most important – dicing your potatoes. Take the time to cut your potatoes into small bite sized pieces – picture a die from a board game. No bigger than that.
Add the potatoes to a pan and sauté in coconut oil over medium high heat. You’ll want to cook them for about 15 minutes or so, so that they get a bit of color on the outside and begin to soften.
Once potatoes have begun to soften, add one whole can of light coconut milk.
Reduce heat to medium and allow the liquid to just slightly simmer so that the potatoes continue to cook.
Add your spices and stir to combine.
Allow sauce to simmer and thicken for 20-25 minutes over medium heat. The potatoes should naturally thicken the sauce as it condenses. Be careful not to turn up the heat too high – you don’t want your sauce to condense too much and leave you with too little.
Once the potatoes have softened entirely, add your peas and stir to combine. Adjust seasoning with salt, and continue to cook until peas are warmed.
Serve and enjoy your delicious meal.
Sit back and marvel that you were able to create such a creamy sauce with spicy flavor at home. This dish definitely rivals a night out at a restaurant!
And isn’t there just something really charming about combining potatoes and peas? The only thing missing is some freshly baked naan. I have made naan pizza dough before, but perhaps actual naan bread should be my next adventure…
Next time you are craving Indian food, consider making it at home! It costs about $5 to throw together, and you’ll feel full and happy at the end of your meal.