Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry

Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry
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This Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry is the best friend to your naan or steamed rice! I know, I know it’s hard to beat chicken tikka and chicken korma curry, but this Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry is amazingly delicious, and only requires six ingredients. All of which are available in your pantry right now, I can bet!

It’s amazing how the simplest of flavors and ingredients can come together to make such a delicious dish. Seriously don’t believe me?

Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry

Here’s the list of ingredients you need right now to make this easy peasy Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry:

1.) Potatoes

2.) Red chili powder

3.) Cumin powder

4.) Turmeric powder

5.) Fresh coriander

6.) Nigella seeds (optional)

Okay, so strictly speaking you do need salt, water and oil but such basic ingredients aren’t counted as real ingredients right? 😀 😛 Just like this easy chickpea curry, this Indian Potato Curry is also ready in 30 minutes, which means it’s faster than take out. And of course, much more economical too!

Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry

Also, I’d like to add here that indian potato curry is made differently in every household. Some add onions, some add tomatoes and some add both tomatoes and onions! I’ve made all kinds of Indian potato curries, but I feel this one is the tastiest and easiest!

In other words a total win in my recipe book (ahem, blog!) lol.

And here are a few tips to make sure you indian potato curry process goes smoothly.

Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry

How to Make the Perfect Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry

1.) So the most important tip here, is to chop the potatoes into small cubes so that they cook through quickly and are softened and become all yummilicious!

2.) Fresh coriander adds a delicious flavor to the recipe so please do not skip it! And it cannot be replaced with parsley because both herbs have distinct flavors.

3.) If you feel the water is drying up too quickly and the potatoes haven’t cooked through, then add an additional 1/2 cup of water and put a lid on the pot. The potatoes will cook through in the steam.

4.) The nigella seeds are optional, so if you don’t have any at home, you can skip this ingredient. The potato curry will still tasted delicious!

So that’s about it. This six ingredient indian potato curry is probably the easiest curry of all time…and pairs deliciously with some garlic naan! 😉

Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry



Indian Potato Curry

This six ingredient potato curry is super easy and delicious! It doesn't require any special indian spices and is ready in just 30 minutes!
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 medium potatoes washed, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder amount can be adjusted for heat
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder optional
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon nigella seeds optional
  • 1 bunch coriander finely chopped.


  1. Heat oil in a medium sized pot on medium heat, and add the garlic paste. Cook for 30 seconds and then add the potatoes. Cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Now add the spices (red chili powder, cumin powder and turmeric powder) and cook for 10-15 seconds and then add the water. The potatoes should be almost completely submerged in the water.
  3. Cook on low heat until the potatoes have cooked through and the water has evaporated. The curry will be thick in consistency.
  4. If the potatoes aren't cooked through then add additional water (about 1/2 cup water) and cook until the potatoes are cooked through.
  5. Add in the nigella seeds and cook for 30 seconds.
  6. Add in the coriander and cook for 30 seconds.
  7. Serve with rice or naan.


Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry

8 thoughts on “Six Ingredient Indian Potato Curry

    1. Hi Lala! I'm sorry the curry didn't thicken. Do you think you could have added too much water? I make this curry at least once a week, but have never had to use any thickening agent. Hope this helps!
  1. I simply loved this dish. No coriander where i live but i topped with chives and sour cream. Needless to say, i finished mine and hubby's plate and had one more serving myself. I love it!

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