Recipe: Indian spiced potato and coconut curry with sambal and mint chutney - pic supplied
Prep: 15 mins 

Cook: 25 mins

Serves 4


300 g new potatoes, halved

2 tbsp Coconut oil

3 tbsp curry powder

1 tbsp garam masala

1 onion

2 cloves of garlic

1 thumb of ginger

2 green chillies

1 tin of ½ fat coconut milk

1 tbsp tamarind paste

For the sambal

6 tbsp desiccated coconut

1 shallot

½ tsp ginger powder

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp chilli flakes

For the chutney

1 bunch of fresh mint leaves

1 clove of garlic

1 shallot

1 tsp vinegar

1 tsp sugar, xylitol or date syrup


Blend the sambal ingredients together and set aside. Blend the chutney ingredients coarsely and set aside. 

Heat a heavy saucepan with the oil. Blend the onion, garlic, ginger and chillies then add to the oil and fry gently for two to three minutes until soft. 

Add the curry powder and cook for one minute more.

Add the potatoes, coriander stems and tamarind, stir well and pour in the coconut milk. 

Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. 

Add the coriander leaves and serve with the sambal and chutney and some papadoms if you like.

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