Store Cupboard Potato Curry

store cupboard potato curry

Your store cupboard contains some of the most important ingredients when it comes to cooking on a budget. You don’t have to have fresh or expensive ingredients to make a tasty home cooked meal and this potato curry proves it!

Tinned potatoes are a great thing to keep in your cupboard, not only are they cheap (12p), but you can either use them as the main element of a meal, like this curry or you could use them in a side dish such as potato salad or roasted.

My recipe for Homemade Naan Bread is a perfect side for this curry, all the ingredients can be found in your cupboard and fridge.

Serves 4       Costs 57p a serving


1 560g tin potatoes, drained and halved

1 400ml coconut milk

1 400g tin chopped tomatoes

1 400g tin chickpeas, drained

4 tsp curry powder

2 tsp cumin

3 tsp garlic granules

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

4 tsp garam masala

thumb sized fresh ginger, finely grated

1 small onion, finely chopped

  1. In a large saucepan, fry the onion in a little oil until they start to brown. Add the ginger and potatoes, cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add all the other ingredients to the pan, bring to the boil and simmer for another 20 minutes or until reduced.

store cupboard potato curry

A Cornish Mum

20 thoughts on “Store Cupboard Potato Curry”

  1. I’m definitely saving and making this! I’m always looking for store cupboard recipes, as like you say, fresh stuff all the time can be really expensive, and Im always forgetting to do the online shop, so a lot of the time have to rely on the cupboards! I always keep tinned potatoes, chickpeas, tomatoes, and coconut milk in! So I think I have everything for this-and my husband would love it!
    Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink!

  2. I’m such a fake Indian. I hardly ever cook Indian food! I must admit I barely use potatoes in Indian cooking though as the rice or naan it’s eaten with is already a carbohydrate. Have you ever tried this with sweet potato by any chance? #passthesauce

    1. Fake Indian haha!! I’m really it not familiar with traditional Indian cooking but I use the potatoes as they are cheaper than meat and still bulk the meal out.
      I have tried sweet potato in curry before, it was delicious 🙂

  3. That looks really yummy! I love potato in curry and I wouldn’t have thought of using tinned potatoes.

    We’re on a budget so I’m always looking for new ideas!


  4. I don’t like coconut which is my problem with most currys, and I don’t like too much spice.

    I’m always scared to use potato in curry.


    1. My husband detests coconut but you can’t actually taste it, it just gives it a creamy texture.
      This particular curry isn’t spicy as my children are 1 and 3, so they don’t like spice either.
      Thank you for commenting though

  5. Don’t have tinned potatoes but do have old veg lying around (potatoes, carrots and sweet potato, plus peas)and this works so well! ! YUM

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