Lola’s Kitchen: Potatoes and Peas Curry Recipe

Posted May 1, 2015 by Lola in Lola's Kitchen / 24 Comments


Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Design.

I love my curries, hence why there have been multiple curry recipes on the blog so far already. Today’s curry is one of my favourites, it’s yummy, easy to make and doesn’t reguire too many ingredients. And it has potatoes, I love potatoes! And most of these ingredients are ingredients I have at home always, so I cna decide on the spur of the moment to make these, I just have to remember to buy tomatoes.
This recipe is based on Monsoon Spices her Dhariwala recipe.
Potatoes and Peas Curry


Ingredients Potatoes and peas Curry

  • Potatoes – 4
  • Frozen Green Peas – 1 cup
  • Tomatoes – 3
  • Onion – 1
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Vegetable low salt bouillon cube – 1
  • Cumin powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Coriander leaves – 2 teaspoons
  • Paprika Powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Coriander powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Garam Masala – 2 teaspoons
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – 500 ml/ 2 cups
  • Olive Oil

This recipe feeds around 3-4 people. You can serve with bread or rice or without side dish. If taste isn’t strong enough add another half teaspoon of all spices.


  1. Peel, slice and dice the potatoes and put into a pan and boil for about 20 minutes. If using fresh green peas make sure to cook them together with the potatoes.
  2. In the meantime, slice and dice the tomatoes, onion and garlic. And combine all the spices in a bowl.
  3. When the potatoes are boiled, first drain them and then mash. You can keep a few larger pices or just mash it all. Then set aside.
  4. Heat some olive oil in a wok or pan and bake the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent.
  5. Now add the tomatoes and bake for a few minutes longer.
  6. Next add the potatoes, green peas, water and the mixed spices and stir well.
  7. Cook for a few more minutes and stir well.


Potatoes before being boiled




Mixed Spices

Spices Mixed

Sliced and diced tomatoes

Tomatoes sliced and diced

Mashing the potatoes

Mashing potatoes

Baking the Onion and garlic

baking onion and garlic

Add the tomatoes

add the tomato

Here’s what it looks like afetr adding some water

Adding water

After adding the spices

Adding spices

Adding the potatoes and peas

Addin the potatoes and peas

Potatoes and Peas curry


Close up of the curry on the spoon

Close up spoon with curry

What’s your favourite dish with potatoes in them? Ever tried a curry with mashed potatoes like this one?

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24 responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Potatoes and Peas Curry Recipe

    • I think this is my second or third recipe with curry and potatoes, it’s a great cobmination as the potatoes take on the taste of the curry really well. I also love most potatoe dishes. I am only not a fan of bland cooked potatoes, which is pretty commom here in the Netherlands, I ate it a bit too often growing up.
      And that’s one of the things I like about this recipe, most ingredients are pretty common.
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    • This curry is flavourfull, but not spicy, that’s how I like them best. And I agree indian curries are so good! And potatoes are great for curries as they take on the flavours so well.

    • I am planning to make this tomorrow, just seeing the recipe made me want to make this again. I hates peas as a kid, but I like them now and they work really well in this dish!

  1. Lola, that looks DELICIOUS! I love me a good curry, but I don’t think I’ve tried one with mashed potatoes before. I usually order them, because I’m not terribly good with Indian food (and I don’t often have all the spices), but the next time I feel like experimenting I might try something along those lines. 🙂
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    • Having all the spices is hard at first, I always foung those curries look so overhwelming with the big ingredient lists, but now I have most of those spices which makes it easier. I really like curries with (mashed) potatoes. You can probably experiment a bit with the spices, just use whatever you have and what goes well together and I am sure it will be yummy!

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