Spicy dry potatoes & green pepper

Dry Potatoes & green pepper(4)

I have been away for a few weeks visiting my family and specially my delightful little granddaughter…..missing them already.  I did this quick and easy potato and green pepper dish just before I went but never got around to posting it.  If you cook spicy food at all, you will have all the ingredients in your cupboard  – these potatoes are excellent for stuffing a wrap and taking to work or a light lunch at home when you don’t fancy beans on toast, however yummy these might be.  


4 medium potatoes (waxy not floury roasting potatoes), cut into 1 inch chunks
1 small green pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium onion, sliced
½ teaspoon black mustard seeds – see here
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
½ teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon curry powder
Few curry leaves (optional – available from large supermarkets or Asian stores – see here)
2-3 tablespoons oil

Dry Potatoes & green pepper(2)


  1. Heat oil and add mustard seeds
  2. As soon as they start to pop add cumin seeds – give it about 30 seconds and add the onions
  3. Fry until onions are golden brown
  4. Add spices, potatoes, green pepper and salt – fry for 2-3 minutes
  5. Add 50ml water, cover and cook for about 20 minutes until potatoes are cooked

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