In May 2021, Eatsperience Madrid had the pleasure to start a collaboration with The Expat Magazine: #onerecipeoneculture. The project aims to discover every month a different country and learn a traditional recipe.
The past month we discovered Italy, and its traditional pasta sauce Ragú Napoletano (Neapolitan Ragout).
This month, we travel to India, one of the largest countries in the world, with culinary traditions so diverse, delicious, and complex that it was hard to pick just one dish. As we have to choose just one dish, we decided to share the first Indian traditional dish that we have ever learned to make, thanks to the teaching of my friend Aahuti and her mom Krishna.
The extraordinary Indian family recipe, super tasty, suitable for vegan diets, and easy to make in less than 30 minutes is: Potato Curry.
And, if you have them: curry leaves and coriander powder
1. Boil, peel, and cut the potato (save the cooking water) 2. Heat the oil over medium heat and add the poppy seeds 3. Add the cumin seeds 4. Add the curry leaves 5. Add turmeric, chili, sugar, salt, and lime juice, and stir
Your curry is ready to serve!
If it looks too dry for your taste, follow Krishna’s advice: add 1/2 glass of water (from the potato cooking water), a pinch of salt, and make it creamy!
Don’t forget to add the fresh coriander and stir well before serving, and use some coriander leaves to garnish your plate.
To experience the full traditional dish, you should also make ROTI, a flatbread made with wheat flour.