• 1 cup swiss chard, finely chopped
  • 2 med. potatoes, cut into square chunks (each chunk should be roughly half a thumb size)
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. oil (for potatoes)
  • 1/2 tsp. oil (for swiss chard)
  • 3/4 cup water


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Recipe Description

This is an Indian spiced dry curry where the unctuous of the potatoes is balanced by the slightly sweet, slightly peppery swiss chard. It's simpe to prepare and doesn't require a lot of specialized ingredients--just mustard seeds, dried red chilis and turmeric.  

Recipe Directions

Cooking the Potatoes

1. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan for 2 mins on med. heat. Add mustard seeds and 2 dried red chilies to the oil. Saute for 2 mins.
3. Add potatoes, stir to mix everything and cook for 5 mins.
4. Add 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. turmeric to the potatoes, stir to mix evenly and cook for another 5-7 mins until potatoes are crispy.

Sauteing the Swiss Chard

1. At the same time you start cooking the potatoes, add 1/2 tsp. oil to another pan. Heat for 2 mins on med. heat.
2. Add swiss chard, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper and stir together. Cook for 5 mins.
3. Add 1/4 cup water to the Swiss Chard and cook for 5-7 mins till the water is gone.
4. Turn off the stove.

Bringing Together the Potatoes and Swiss Chard

1. Add the swiss chard to the potatoes, pour 1/4 cup water over the veggie mix, cover and cook for 3-4 mins. till the water evaporates.
2. Uncover and cook for 2 mins., stirring frequently.
3. Add another 1/4 cup water, cover and cook again for 3-4 mins. till the water evaporates. You should be able to slice through the potatoes with a fork.
4. Uncover and cook for 3-4 mins. Potatoes and Swiss Chard Curry is ready.