Ugandan Spicy Curry Potatoes Recipe – A Great Side to Any Meal

Ugandan Spicy Curry Potatoes

Potatoes are an amazing vegetable that’s easily accessible all year round and can be turned into many amazing dishes. Today, we’re talking about the spicy and savory delight that are curry potatoes. This recipe is among the favorites in Uganda and is often used as a side dish for dinners involving meat. Follow along with this simple recipe and you’ll surely be impressed with the results!

A Great Side Dish

red potatoes
Ugandan curry potatoes are known for their great blend of savory and spicy. With the potatoes acting as an important starch component, this recipe goes well with a variety of meaty dishes. Whether you’re serving fried chicken or a meaty stew, put a bowl of these potatoes on the side to create a well-rounded dining experience. It goes exceedingly well with meat that’s coated in sweet marinades!

The Needed Ingredients

a range of dry spices

For a good serving of curry potatoes, you will need:

  • 2 pounds of red potatoes – chopped into cubes and boiled for about 4 minutes until almost tender. Rinsed with cold water.
  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 large clove of minced garlic
  • 1 and a half cups of water
  • Half a teaspoon of ground turmeric, cayenne, and coriander each
  • A quarter teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • A tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons of minced fresh parsley

Making the Curry Potatoes

Place a large skillet with the oil over medium heat. Saute the onions for 6-8 minutes until soft. Mix in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add all the aforementioned spices and stir well. Mix in the lemon juice and tomato paste and combine well.

sauteing onions
At this point, add the pre-boiled potatoes and about a quarter of a teaspoon of salt. Mix in one and a half cups of water and cook uncovered for ten minutes. The potatoes should be fully tender and the sauce should thicken to coat everything. Stir in the parsley and serve hot!