Ugandan Curry Potatoes

Follow this recipe to make these spicy and savory Ugandan Curry Potatoes to serve as a side dish to your next meal.


  • 2 lbs red potatoes washed, cut into 1 inch cubes, and parboiled in salted water till almost, but not quite tender (Boil water, add potatoes, cook about 4 minutes, drain, rinse with cold water)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • cups of water
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley minced Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and sauté for 6 – 8 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  4. Add the turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon and coriander and stir well. Add the tomato paste and lemon juice and stir again to combine everything.
  5. Add the potatoes and about 1⁄4 teaspoon of salt and stir again. 6. Add 11⁄2 cups of water.
  6. Cook, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fully tender and the juices in the pan are thickened and coating the potatoes.
  7. Add the parsley near the end of cooking time and stir well. Serve hot.