This vegan potato curry is rich and fragrant and loaded with flavor. It’s delicious on its own or served with rice or vegan naan.
If you love a good curry, then you’re going to love this vegan potato curry!
It’s so easy to make and totally delicious. Make up a huge pot of it because leftovers are even better the next day (if that’s possible) and it stores really well too.
It makes a perfect easy weeknight dinner but it’s also delicious enough to serve on fancier occasions. Pair it with some vegan naan and you’ll really impress.
And if you love this then you’ll also love our divine vegan sweet potato curry so check that out too.
How To Make Vegan Potato Curry
This vegan curry is a wonderful fragrant mix of spices with potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, chickpeas, chopped tomatoes, coconut milk and vegetable stock.
Simmer it up in a big pot until the potatoes are tender and then serve it topped with some chopped cilantro.
It’s wonderful served as is, or with basmati rice or vegan naan (or both!).
This curry should be rich. If you wanted to make this vegan potato curry even richer, you could use coconut cream rather than coconut milk, but I found coconut milk to be rich enough. Definitely use a full fat version of coconut milk though. You could substitute a light version but I wouldn’t recommend it. This is a curry that really works best when it’s deliciously rich.
Be generous with the oil. I used more oil than I usually do. When making soups or curries, especially those that use coconut milk, I usually tend to put in 1 tablespoon of oil when sautéeing the onions and garlic and spices, but in this case I used 3 tablespoons. This comes back to creating a richer flavor and is inspired by dishes like aloo gobi, a potato and cauliflower curry that tend to use a bit more oil. This isn’t a low fat or low oil recipe, though the result is definitely not too rich, it’s perfect.
However, if you want to make this a little lower in fat, then along with using a light coconut milk you could reduce the oil or replace it with water when sautéeing the onions. Again, I wouldn’t recommend it, as it wouldn’t be as delicious, but you definitely could do it if you wanted a lower fat option.
Garam masala and the spice factor. I used garam masala powder for this recipe, but you can substitute regular curry powder if that’s what you have on hand. You can definitely make this recipe spicier than I did, I used 4 teaspoons of garam masala, which creates a very mild but delicious flavor. If you like your curries more on the spicy side then you can use more or bump up the cayenne pepper!
Storing and Freezing
Leftovers keep very well in the fridge for 4-5 days. If anything the flavors get even better the next day! It is also freezer friendly.
More Delicious Vegan Curry Recipes
- Vegan Massaman Curry
- Vegan Thai Green Curry
- Vegan Coconut Curry
- Vegan Sweet Potato Curry
- Vegan Chickpea Curry
- Vegan Cauliflower Curry
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Vegan Potato Curry
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Medium Onion White, Yellow or Brown, Chopped
- 1 Tbsp Crushed Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Minced Ginger
- 4 tsp Garam Masala or Curry Powder
- 1 tsp Paprika
- ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 tsp Cumin
- ½ tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 6 Medium Potatoes (2.2 pounds/1 kg) peeled and chopped
- 15 ounce Can Chickpeas (1 can) drained
- 14 ounces Canned Chopped Tomatoes (400g)
- 1 cup Vegetable Stock (240ml)
- 14 ounces Canned Coconut Milk (400ml) Full Fat, Unsweetened
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar or Light Brown Sugar
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper To Taste
- ½ cup Cilantro Chopped
- Basmati Rice
- Vegan Naan
- Add the olive oil to a pot with the chopped onion, crushed garlic, minced ginger, garam masala, paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, coriander powder and turmeric and sauté until the onions are slightly softened.
- Add the chopped potatoes and chickpeas and toss in the spices until well mixed.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock and coconut milk and stir in.
- Bring to the boil and then reduce heat, cover the pot and simmer until the potatoes are cooked. Test if they’re ready by bringing out a piece of potato and sticking a fork into it to test if it’s fork tender.
- Add coconut sugar, sea salt and black pepper (to taste).
- Serve with chopped cilantro on top and with basmati rice and/or naan bread.
- Leftovers keep very well in the fridge for 4-5 days so don’t worry if this is a bigger amount than you need for one meal, it’s even more delicious the next day!
- Nutritional information is for the curry only and does not include rice or naan bread.