Spiced and sautéed watercress and potatoes  

Watercress is really healthy and a fantastic way to spruce up a curry. It is considered a superfood as it is packed full of vitamins and minerals. 

 This recipe is very easy with minimal ingredients and ready in under an hour. 

Serves 2 people.


  • 3 cups of watercress, washed, dried and chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes par-boiled for 15 minutes and then cut into cubes once cool.
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 chopped red chilli
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup water


  1. Heat the oil on medium -hot in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. Once the cumin seeds start to sizzle, add the onions and cook for around 8 minutes until soft.
  3. Now add the garlic, chilli and potatoes and give everything a good swirl.
  4. Add the potatoes, watercress and water and let this cook for around 15 minutes or more until the water has evaporated.
  5. Season with salt and enjoy with rice or chapattis.

Watercress can be found in supermarkets. If you want a really fresh delivery of watercress check out http://watercress.co.uk/


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  1. Lovely combination

    Posted 9.3.15 Reply
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