Mushroom & Potato Curry

This was a really simple curry to make. It filled the kitchen with mouth watering aromas as it cooked.

I found this recipe in the BBC Good Food Magazine, May 2006 edition.

Mushroom & Potato Curry

1 tbsp oil
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 large potato, chopped into small chunks
1 aubergine, trimmed and chopped into chunks
250g/9oz button mushrooms
2-4 tbsp curry paste (depending on how hot you like it)
150ml/ 1/4 pint vegetable stock
400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk
chopped coriander, to serve

Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and potato. Cover, then cook over a low heat for 5 minutes until the potatoes start to soften. Throw in the aubergine and mushrooms, then cook for a few more minutes.

Stir in the curry paste, pour over the stock and coconut milk. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes or until the potato is tender. Stir through the coriander and serve with rice or naan bread.

Serves 4

I thought this was a great store cupboard recipe that could be adapted to suit whatever vegetables are left in the fridge, although, the combination of mushroom, aubergine and potato was a winner! It cheered us up no end! We are still having lousy weather here in Scotland and it does get you down! The curry was perfect for a grey, wet, miserable day!

The rain did stop to let the sunshine through for a while on Thursday! I would have flattened anyone who got in the way, in my rush to the garden with my book! I got some gardening done as well! Not a bad day all in all, I would like to request a few more of those please!


  1. Holler, that looks so tasty. We cooked a Rendang curry with potatoes yesterday, it was excellent!

  2. Hey Holler

    What a great idea for a blog. I will try out some of your recipes and let you know.

    Feel free to come and have a look at my blog, I only set it up about a week ago and am really getting into it.

    I am about to move into my own place once again, so I could do with some hints and tips.

    I enthusiastically made a lemon lentil dish last week, which didn't turn out so well. I think my system will take time to get used to the whole lentil thing lol.


  3. Hi Hellojed, tell me more about the rendang curry, sounds interesting!

    Hi Hullaballo, Nice to meet you, thanks for visiting!
    Hope you find some recipes here to try!
    Had a look at your blog, you are well, up and running! Good choice of picture, I love the pre raphaelites.

  4. My partner hate mushrooms with a passion. He'll shortly be off to NZ for a month though so I'll be making the most of it and eating mushrooms A LOT! Will definitely try this out.

  5. Mushrooms are my favourite ingredient. Funnily enough I hated them as a child!

    "Make hay while the sunshines!" as they say and eat lots of mushrooms!

    A month is a long time, hope you don't feel too lonely!

  6. how do, that looks cracking. Have we chatted before? Thanks for stopping by on my site.

    I will be trying some of your recipies for sure.

  7. Hi Neil,
    Thanks for visiting!
    We haven't spoken before, I have just visited your blog a couple of times. Love the monkey!

  8. Hi, nice to see another vegetarian blog. Even though we are a good distance from each other I see our mutual taste runs to curry! We are having the rainy season in Japan now so I can empathize with you about the rain.

    I have been really interested in Indian food for the past few years and have made quite a few curries. I also see that The Foodie Blogroll has a lot of Indian food blogs, so I'm exploring them all for good recipes.(I found your blog there too.)

    When making curry I've found a hint that really adds to the flavour. You should try to make your own spice combination and cook it in the oil before you add the other ingredients. The flavour is much improved. :) (If you want to use a curry paste, then cook it in the oil at the beginning of the recipe.)

    PS You have a great Header; did you draw the Little Chef? Very charming!

  9. This looks so nice and hearty!

  10. Hi ,Vegetable J,

    Thank you for visiting! I like your blog to. There is a picture of vegetable and tofu stir fry that is looking very similar to my pot of veg!

    Thank you for the curry tips! I am very basic when it comes to curry, but I do enjoy it!

    The left-over Queen has done a great job of the blogrill, hasn't she?

    I am glad you like my banner! I didn't draw this one! But it is great isn't it?

  11. Hi Jenn, You had to arrive when I was singing your praises! See you have lots of admirers!

  12. Hi Holler, I made a version of this tonight after having an empty fridge moment. Delicious! Thanks!

  13. I am glad you liked it Basil, it is a really good standby and smells gorgeous!

  14. Lovely recipe! My favourite ingredients.

  15. This looks good. I was thinking about you when I made our tea for tonight, not tried it properly yet. It's a recipe for a chickpea and mushroom ragout and it would be perfect for vegans too. Will let you know how it goes.

  16. this is perfect for midweek meals jacqueline.

  17. Jac this looks awesome, its perfect for lets cook with coconut event at please can you link it.


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