Potatoes with onion

Potatoes with onion

A while ago I made these potatoes for friends who were coming to dinner.  They were not vegans and when I have friends over who are not vegan I make sure I do some potatoes – everyone loves potatoes and these dry potatoes with onion are very quick to prepare and a perfect addition to a dinner menu.  They loved it so much my friend asked for the recipe and has cooked it successfully many times – she has even passed the recipe on to her sister and others!  Potatoes and onion prepared with spices and kept dry are very good as a substitute for a traditional potato salad and excellent to take to a friend’s barbecue.  I have often made traditional potato salad with sweetcorn for such occasions but I find this recipe is very well received and goes down a treat.  You could use small new potatoes too – simply boil them in the skin, halve and leave the skin on.  If you leave the skin on the potato will not absorb as much of the spices, however, it makes for a better presentation and is aesthetically more pleasing.  Have a good Sunday – warm again in London although a bit overcast…..


5-6 medium waxy potatoes (approximately 600g weighed with skin)
1 large onion, sliced
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
3 tablespoons oil
½ teaspoon salt (according to taste)
Fresh coriander, if available


  1. Boil potatoes in skin
  2. Pour cold water on them when cooked and peel. Cut into large chunks
  3. Fry onion in oil until pale golden
  4. Add all the spices and 2-3 tablespoons water and fry spices on low for 3-4 minutes – don’t let the spices burn, add a splash more water if necessary but not too much – these potatoes are meant to be dry
  5. Add potatoes and gently turn over with spatula on low heat for about 4-5 minutes until well coated with spices
  6. Sprinkle fresh coriander and stir again

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