Potato and peas in yogurt curry
We usually buy a big pot of greek yoghurt for our weekly supplies, and enjoy it as breakfast, dinner sides and make lassi with it! For a lazy after-work evening, I love to make curries with yoghurt. Curry? Yoghurt? Many a people raise an eyebrow, or two (if they can) when they hear the mention of yoghurt curry. "You Indians make a curry out of everything!", said once someone to me. Exactly my point! We Indians indeed love to make curries out of everything at one's disposal, especially when it turns out to be both - easy and yummy!
Since I was in the mood of potatoes and peas, I used them as my vegetable options. I have previously used carrots, beans, aubergines, and broccoli instead and they have worked out just as good. So grab whatever is available, even chicken, and make a curry out of it!
Time for preparation: 30 minutes
- 2 cups of full fat Greek Yoghurt (sorry, low fats don't work as good. You may try and let me know!)
- Vegetables of your choice - I used a few halved potatoes, and 1/2 cup of peas
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 1 inch piece of ginger grated/finely chopped
- a few stalks of fresh coriander, finely chopped
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp mustard seeds (optional)
- 2 tbsp oil (any kind would do!)
- Salt to taste
- 1 1/2 cup of water
- Heat the oil in a pan, and add mustard seeds, onion, ginger, and salt and stir until the onion turns translucent
- Add the chilli powder, garam masalas, turmeric powder, and all the yoghurt. Stir for a minute and add the water
- Add veggies, and cover the pan and cook on medium heat until the veggies are well cooked, and the oil starts hugging the edge of the pan
- Remove from the heat, and stir in the chopped coriander leaves.
- Eet smakelijk!
Seriously, that was it! How amazing is this one pan curry with some steamed rice, roti, or whatever bread you could lay your hands on! As a student, I loved this recipe as it was cheap and something I could vary quite easily and have some delicious meal after school.