Potato Masala

December 13, 2018

Be it winter, summer or monsoon, a rich masala with proper spice mix can never go wrong. And the thick gravy controls the spice levels. We added potato to this recipe to make it less spicy but any vegetable can go very well.

Now just pack your taste buds to travel India!!

Do you know, 70% of spice production around the world is from India.

Potato Masala

  • Vegan | Sugar-Free

Prep Time : 20 mins

Cook Time : 20 mins

Total Time : 40 mins

Yield : 2 servings


1 Potato

1 cup Cherry Tomatoes or 2 Roma Tomatoes

1 small Onion

1/4 cup Shredded or dry coconut

1/4 cup Walnuts or Cashew nuts

3 Garlic Cloves

1 tsp Turmeric

2 tbsp Cooking Oil


Chilli Powder or Paprika

Coriander Powder

Garam Masala

Cumin Seeds

Coconut Yogurt ( optional )



  • Boil the potato and cut into cubes. Do not over cook potato, it will again cook in gravy.

  • Add coconut and walnuts to a blender and blend to thick paste. Keep it aside.

  • In a sauce pan or curry pan, add 2 tbsp oil, when oil is hot, add cumin seeds, garlic, finely chopped onion and saute for 2 mins.

  • Now add, cherry tomatoes or chopped roma tomatoes, mix everything together, close the lid and cook on medium flame for 4-5 mins.

  • Add coriander powder, salt, chilli powder, garam masala and cook for 2 mins. Now add bended coconut paste, mix everything well and cook on low flame for 2 mins.

  • Now add boiled and chopped potato cubes to the gravy and mix lightly without breaking the potato cubes. 

  • Add 1/4 cup water, close the lid and cook on low flame for 10 mins. Stir in between.

  • Add 1-2 tbsp of coconut yogurt if the spice level is very high.

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve warm!!

  • Enjoy with rice or quinoa or naan or roti.

VARIATION : Add coconut milk or cashew milk in place of water or coconut yogurt. Use cauliflower or chickpeas instead of potato.

STORAGE : Store in  air-tight container in fridge for 2-3 days. Better served immediately or next day.

NOTE : For better spices at affordable prices, check Indian grocers near you. For example, garam masala can be less than $2 and it will last you more than 3 months. 

Even Amazon carries some Indian spices at better price, check here for what we use.

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