Potato & Mixed Vegetable Curry

Mina Joshi brings you Taste of India – the new indian cookery series for City Connect. Try Mina’s recipe for this yummy vegetarian curry and fall in love with the Taste of India.

I am always telling friends how quick and easy it is to make tasty curries at home. Most of my recipes are easy to follow and cook, using ingredients available in most supermarkets. This potato and mixed vegetable curry is a perfect dish to serve with rice and naan bread. The mixed vegetables make it a healthy curry choice for lunch or dinner.


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes

Ingredients for 4 servings

1 teaspoon cumin seeds or mustard seeds
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of chilli powder
½ teaspoon of turmeric
½ teaspoon of a mixture of cumin and coriander powder
2-3 cloves of crushed garlic
2 tablespoons of sunflower cooking oil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (optional)
1 tablespoon of brown sugar (optional)
2 medium sized boiled potatoes
3 cups of any frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup of passata ( or crushed tinned tomatoes)
Small bunch of coriander (for garnishing)
2-3 green chillies (optional)


1. Soak your frozen vegetables in hot water and once they soften, chop them into smaller pieces.

2. Heat the oil in saucepan and add the cumin and mustard seeds to the oil.

3. The mustard will pop when the oil gets hot and the cumin will start to get darker. This means that the oil is ready.

4. Rinse the frozen vegetables and add them to the heated oil.

5. Add the salt, turmeric, chilly powder, crushed garlic and cumin coriander to the mixture and stir well so that all the vegetables get coated with the spices.

6. Cook this for a minute and add the passata to this mixture with one cup of hot water.

7. Allow this to simmer gently for 6-7 minutes.

8. Chop the boiled potato into small cubes and add it to the mixed vegetables.

9. Stir well and allow to cook for 5 minutes.

10. Add the lemon juice and brown sugar if you like a sweet and sour taste.

11. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with green chillies or coriander.

12. Serve hot with Basmati rice.

Tip: You can add chicken (or Quorn chicken style pieces for vegetarians) to make a more substantial curry when entertaining friends.

You can also use fresh vegetables if you like but the cooking time will be a bit longer if using fresh vegetables.

If the curry gravy looks runny, you can add a teaspoon of cornflour to thicken it.

Images courtesy of Mina Joshi

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About Mina Joshi

Mina Joshi writes a vegetarian food blog, www.givemesomespice.com, and as a busy working Cambridgeshire mum, she specialises in quick and healthy authentic vegetarian recipes Both her father and father-in-law were experienced chefs who owned restaurants in East Africa and they shared their recipes and tips with Mina. She started her blog to pass on some of the old-fashioned dishes that might otherwise be lost. Mina believes that nothing beats home cooking and it is her aim to make everyone realise that cooking can be fun. also teaches vegetarian Indian cookery to adults at Evening classes at a Local College as well as in one to one classes in the Student's home where students can then invite friends to taste the dishes they have prepared. Follow Mina on Twitter @GiveMeSomeSpice
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8 Responses to Potato & Mixed Vegetable Curry

  1. Matt Newman says:

    What a great recipe! Obviously loads of thought gone into making a quick, easy and tasty meal. I will cook this tonight 🙂

  2. Anil says:

    Looks really easy to make and look forward to trying it out sometime.

    Keep the recipes coming !

  3. Madhu Sudan Modha says:

    For today’s fast paced Life….few websites or recipes come close to Mina’s recipies! She has a passion for preparing very healthy, vegetarian and timely dishes…..and it shows in her expertise and flair in tackling truly difficult dishes……a talent she has inherited from her parents!! She is indeed a Treasure trove…..for Authentic Vegetarian Cuisine!!!

  4. kadhyaa says:

    Hey, this is my type of the curry… I always like having lots of veggies in my lunch!

  5. Narpal says:

    I was looking for a nice easy vegetarian recipe to cook for dinner and came across this! It was quick and easy to do and tasted FAB! I highly recommend the recipe.

  6. Nabu Cunningham says:

    I love ALL the recipes and love the different options you provide as well. I often wish for the same passion you have but do get the inspiration from you and your recipes when I need to spice up my ideas on what to cook when I get home in the evenings or when I have guests over the weekend. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes!

  7. Robert Gordon says:

    This was such a great read. I really enjoy reading all your articles. Please write more article like this.

  8. Amanda says:

    Oh my goodness! an amazing article!