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Potato & Salmon Dry Curry

I’ve partnered with Honest Cooking and Potatoes USA to bring y’all this spicy, nourishing, sensory scintillating, ready-in-30-minutes, Potato & Salmon Dry Curry.

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These days, the word curry (which was supposedly coined by the British after being exposed to Kari in India in the 18th century) is used to describe most sauce-filled, spice-tinged dishes. When I was a youngster, my mom had two distinct types of curries she served us with rice or roti. One was saucy like this Potato and Cashew Curry and the other was simply less saucy – more dry, like this Ala Thel Dala. Now, both types of my mom’s curries had similar spices in them, and, no matter it they were fish or meat based, they would always contain potatoes because potatoes are one of Mother Nature’s best-kept secrets – right?!

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As I’ve gotten older, I have come to adore dry curries. In my humble opinion, they don’t have to be paired with rice or roti. They are perfect alone or on a bed of broccoli slaw – like you see here. This spiced Potato & Salmon Dry Curry is my jam! Or rather – was my jam as it’s all gone now!

I whipped this up last Friday after my daughter and I got back from our gazillionth trip to the University of Georgia. While potatoes usually take some time to cook up, I cut their cooking time down significantly by chopping them and microwaving them first while I prepared a spicy dry rub. I used the dry rub to coat the salmon with before sauteing it with the holy trinity of Sri Lankan cuisine – onions, garlic, and ginger. Then I added some tomato paste and a tad bit of coconut milk to the remaining dry rub spices; dropped the cooked potatoes into the coconut-tomato-spice mix and then added that to the salmon. And, this intoxicatingly aromatic and tasty dinner was done in 30 minutes!

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No matter if you like your potatoes with a steak or in a Salmon dry curry, did you know that one medium potato can provide you with 45% of your daily value of vitamin C and more potassium than a banana and has only 110 calories?


Potatoes USA is the nation’s potato marketing organization. They provide inspiration, information, tools and education to potato lovers all over the world, so please connect with them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, and get to experimenting with the versatile potato by first trying them in this Potato & Salmon Curry ~ trust me, your senses will not be disappointed! 

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Potato & Salmon Curry

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A spicy, nourishing, sensory scintillating, Potato & Salmon Dry Curry that is ready in 30 minutes!


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 large potato cubed
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb salmon cut into 6 or so pieces
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Olive oil


  1. Add cubed potato to a microwave safe bowl, drizzle a bit of water on it and microwave for 5 minutes
  2. While potato is cooking in microwave, add olive oil to coat a pan and place over a medium flame
  3. Add the onion and saute for about 5 minutes, then add in the ginger and garlic and let saute for about 2 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, mix the paprika, garam masala, turmeric, coriander, chili powder, salt and pepper to a bowl
  5. Add salmon pieces to bowl with spices and toss to coat
  6. Then place salmon in the pan with the onions, garlic and ginger and cook 4 minutes
  7. To the bowl with the remaining spices, add tomato paste and coconut milk and toss cooked potatoes into it
  8. Returning back to the pan with the salmon, flip salmon pieces over and add in the spiced potatoes
  9. Cover and let salmon and potatoes cook for about 4 more minutes
  10. Serve over broccoli slaw with avocados and lemon/lime and cilantro


• Calories 324 • Fat 19.2g (Sat fat 6.6) • Sodium 484 mg • Cholesterol 41.6mg • Carbohydrates 21g • Fiber 3.7g • Protein 19g • Potassium • Sugar 5g

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Sunday 1st of August 2021

[…] But, when I make a thicker curry where the curry seems to embrace and latch onto whatever veggie or meat it surrounds, well, those times I feel like I don’t even need any rice or roti. When I find a thick curry on my plate, I like to grab a spoon and dive right in! Or, serve that dry-curry on a bed of greens like I did with this Potato and Salmon Dry Curry. […]

Paul Hayes

Monday 12th of December 2016

Looks so good – such a great combination of flavours! I'm going to pin this to try out over the holidays.

lindsay Cotter

Friday 7th of October 2016

potatoes and curry! you speak my foodie love language!! Can i come over for some?


Thursday 6th of October 2016

This. Is. Awesome!!! I love the tutorial and absolutely love everything about this post. Serve me up some curry, please!


Friday 7th of October 2016

Curry coming right up! :) Thanks so much Ala - hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

Bam's Kitchen

Wednesday 5th of October 2016

Dry curries are so flavorful and clean up up is much easier too. Loving the spice mixture and I would never thought to serve it on broccoli slaw, that is brilliant. I am craving curry every day it is this damper cooler weather. My eldest boy loves vindavaloo but I am more of a Thai curry girl. However this simple but salmon potato curry has sparked my interest! Sharing!


Friday 7th of October 2016

Oh my gawsh!!! Bobbi - I love vindaloo, just like your eldest! I could eat it without rice or naan or anything else - but never tried making it - thanks for inspiring me to give it a go soon and thanks for your sweet words, my friend!

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