Chef's Handyman, Potatoes

Potatoes as undercover agents

Some say potatoes are boring, some find they are tasty tidbits especially served as fries. My opinion is divided. Potatoes as undercover agents in curries or soups will be fine at least for me. What’s your favorite potato dish?

Spicy Potato Curry

Peel & cut the potatoes into pieces. Cook them in salt water or steam the cubes.

Directions for the potato curry, heat coconut oil in a non-sticking frying-pan. Add 3 tbsp. of curry paste, 1 chopped chili and the spices. Simmer on medium heat for 2 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk and cook for another 5 minutes. To finish, add the potatoes, the bell pepper cubes and 1 can of chickpeas. Simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes.

For the spinach, heat coconut oil in a pan with a lid. Add 1 chopped garlic clove. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add the spinach. Season the spinach with salt and black pepper. Close the lid. Cook on medium heat for 3-5 minutes.

Potato Curry

Chef’s Handyman, Potato Curry

Serve the potato curry in bowls with rice or naan bread. Garnish with spinach, black cumin and cilantro.

Shopping list for the potato curry for 4 serves: 1 kg or 2 lb. potatoes, 1 yellow & 1 red sweet pepper, 1 can chickpeas, 300 g or 10 oz. spinach, 3 tbsp. curry paste, 5 dl or 2 cups coconut milk, 1 bunch cilantro, 1 tbsp. black cumin, 1 tbsp. jeera, 1 tbsp. ras-el-hanout, salt, black pepper, 1chili, 1 tbsp. coconut oil, 1 garlic clove.

Potato Soup

Chef’s Handyman tip: Within no time a tasty potato soup can be served with the curry leftover.

potato curry soup

Chef’s Handyman, potato curry soup

To make the soup, place 6-8 tbsp. of the curry into a bowl. Blend the curry with a hand blender. Add 0.5 cups of vegetable stock and 2 cups of coconut milk. Simmer on low heat. Season the soup to taste with salt and black pepper. Garnish with pear slices, parsley or chopped nuts.

Have a great week, yours Chef’s Handyman team!

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