Indian Potato Curry Recipe, Yangon, Myanmar

Curry Recipe from Yagon, Myanmar

Recipe courtesy Chef Ting, Traders Hotel Yangon, Myanmar

Makes four servings

2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed

½ cup cooking oil

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp mined ginger

½ cup diced onion

¼ cup diced tomatoes

1 tsp chili powder

½ tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp salt (or to taste)

1 tsp curry (or to taste)

¼ tsp mustard seed

2 cups water

1 tsp minced coriander leaves


Boiled the potatoes until fully cooked. Heat the oil in pan on medium heat. Add garlic, ginger, onion and tomatoes until brown. Then add chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt, curry, and mustard seed. Mix for a few seconds. And add potatoes and water. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.


Want to know more about Myanmar and Traders Hotel? Check out Sandra Scott’s story “Breakfast at Traders, Yangon, Myanmar.”

Want more Myanmar recipes? See our recipe for Chef Ting’s Char Kway Teow.



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