Curry potatoes and coconut milk Polenta taragna

A tasty and exotic dish: here are the curry potatoes and coconut milk, one ethnic recipe which comes from Sri Lanka, where it is very popular. Ready in 30 minutes, can be served both as side that like single dish with basmati rice.

Ingrediants

  • 500 g of potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of curry
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 level teaspoon of Maldive fish
  • 200 ml of coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • water

A easy recipe And rapid, perfect for everyday meals: in Sri Lanka these curry potatoes and coconut milk they are a real wild card to share as a family. Delicious, but with a delicate taste, they are also prepared for children and the elderly. The lady tells us Pyoni Croos Warnakulasooriya, originally from Wennappuwa not far from the capital Colombo, and who has lived in Italy for 15 years.

With Pyoni we have prepared these tasty potatoes, to be presented both as side both like single dish if accompanied by white or basmati rice: this ethnic recipe is ready in 30 minutes and, compared to other Skrilankan specialties, it is not spicy and only slightly spiced with half a teaspoon of curry and a half of turmeric.

Particular ingredient of these curry potatoes and coconut milk and the Maldives fish, or of dried tuna widely used in Sri Lanka, southern India and the Maldives Islands as a flavor enhancer. In Italy we can find it in ethnic shops or specialized in exotic products: it is difficult to replace with a local product, so if you don’t find it, the dish will still be tasty, but not completely comparable to the original.

OTHER RECIPES FROM SRI LANKA: Basmati rice with vegetables and prawns; Rice with curry; Dahl of lentils; Chicken with curry; Spicy potatoes

How to prepare: Curried potatoes and coconut milk

Easy execution Preparation time 10 min Cooking time 20 min – 25 min Servings 4

How to prepare: Curried potatoes and coconut milk

Preparation Potatoes with curry and coconut milk - Phase 1

Preparation Potatoes with curry and coconut milk - Phase 1

Making curry potatoes and coconut milk is very simple. Peel and wash the potatoes then cut them into medium sized pieces. Transfer them to a bowl and add the turmeric, curry, chopped onion, teaspoon of Maldive fish and salt. Mix well so that the potatoes are seasoned, then transfer them to a saucepan and add water until they are covered flush. Bring to a boil, lower the heat slightly and cook for 10/15 minutes.

Preparation Potatoes with curry and coconut milk - Phase 2

Preparation Potatoes with curry and coconut milk - Phase 2

About 5 minutes after complete cooking, when the potatoes are still firm, add the coconut milk and complete the cooking by bringing them back to the boil for another 3 minutes: in any case make sure that the potatoes are cooked. Turn off the heat, let it rest for a few minutes and serve the potatoes with curry and coconut milk accompanied by white rice.

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