Recipe For Spicy Indian Potatoes & Chicken Thighs

Recipe For Spicy Indian Potatoes & Chicken Thighs

“Roasting the chicken on top of these spice-packed spuds means you get the full whack of flavour as the juices seep into the potatoes. ”


  • 800 g potatoes
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 5cm piece of ginger
  • ½ a bunch of fresh coriander
  • olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 handful of curry leaves
  • 1 heaped teaspoon turmeric
  • 6 large free-range chicken thighs, bone in
  • 2 fresh red or green chillies
  • poppadoms
  • ½ a bunch of fresh mint
  • ½ a lemon
  • 1cm piece of ginger
  • 150 g natural yoghurt
  • 1 fresh green chilli


Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/gas 5.

Cut the potatoes, tomatoes, aubergine, pepper and onion (peel it first) into 3cm cubes.

Put the spuds in a large pan of salted water over a medium heat. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes, then drain in a colander and leave to steam-dry for 3 minutes.

Tip into a large bowl and mix with the tomato, aubergine, pepper and onion.

Peel and finely slice the garlic. Peel and finely grate the ginger. Pick the coriander leaves and set aside, then chop the stalks.

Heat a lug of oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, coriander stalks, mustard seeds, curry leaves and turmeric and cook for 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Leave to one side to cool slightly.

Add the spice mix to the veg and potatoes and tip onto a large roasting tray. Arrange the chicken on top and season.

Roast in the bottom of the oven for 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked and the veggies are gnarly.

Pick the mint leaves into a blender, squeeze in the lemon juice, then peel and add the ginger with the remaining dressing ingredients and a pinch of seasoning. Blitz until smooth.

Top the chicken and potatoes with the coriander leaves. Finely slice and scatter on the chillies, then serve with poppadoms and the dressing on the side.

A Jamie Oliver Recipe 

Ryley Allen

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