• If this dish doesn't scream easy and comforting Monday night dinner, then nothing will. The potatoes are well spiced and crisp up beautifully, and who can so no to a fried egg? We can't! (Recipe and Images from Easy by Bill Granger).

Bill Granger’s Indian spiced potatoes

This recipe for Indian Spiced Potatoes with fried egg from Bill Granger screams easy and comforting Monday night dinner. The potatoes are well spiced and crisp up beautifully, and who can so no to a fried egg? We can’t.

Cooking time


Serves 4

what you’ll need

  • 800g desiree potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm dice
  • 125ml (½ cup) light flavoured oil
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon medium-hot curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 6 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 1 long green chilli, finely diced (deseeded, if liked)
  • ½ teaspoon flaked sea salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • small handful curry leaves
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As mentioned previously, we’re running all meat free recipes this week on PP as part of the movement that is Meat Free Week. The reasons of which you’ll find here and after you read we’re certain you’ll agree it’s a much needed movement, both for our health and that of the environment.

For our first recipe we have a cracker by Bill Granger – Indian Spiced Potatoes with fried egg, and if that doesn’t scream easy and comforting Monday night dinner, then nothing will. The potatoes are well spiced and crisp up beautifully, and who can so no to a fried egg? We can’t.

Be sure to check back for more meat free recipes throughout the week.


Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat. Add the potato, reduce to a simmer and cook for 13 minutes, or until just tender. Drain in a colander and leave to cool for a few minutes.


Place a non-stick frying pan over medium–high heat. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil, sprinkle the mustard seeds into the pan and cook for a few seconds, or until just beginning to pop. Add the garlic, ginger, curry powder and turmeric and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.


Drop the butter into the pan and as soon as it has melted, add another tablespoon of oil and the potatoes. Fry for 5 minutes, turning often. Scatter the spring onion, chilli and salt over the potatoes and toss together for a minute more. Season to taste and divide the potatoes between four warm plates.


Tempted by this meat free recipe? We don’t blame you! Get the rest of the steps from the team at Meat Free Week here.


Meat Free Week is a global campaign to get you thinking about how much meat you eat, and the impact eating too much has on your health, animals and the environment. We’re not just talking about red meat (beef, lamb and pork), but all meat, including poultry, processed meat (like ham, bacon, salami and packaged sandwich meats), fish and seafood.
Going meat free for one week is a positive step towards change, with the hope that for the other 51 weeks of the year you’ll consider eating smaller portions as part of a balanced diet and ensure the meat, fish, eggs or poultry eaten is ethically and sustainably produced. Some may even consider taking meat off the menu altogether.


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