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Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potatoes are easy to make with aromatic spices like garam masala, cumin, ginger and juicy tomatoes. It is an amazing dish that the whole family will enjoy. Make this favorite at home, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. An easy potato recipe which is great as main or side dish.

Top view on the ready Bombay Potatoes in a large pan.

Potatoes are pretty often a staple at my house.

I like them creamy (Creamy Potatoes), baked (Greek Lemon Potatoes), in casseroles like my Funeral Potatoes and the Dauphinoise potatoes, or fried as my recipe for Potato Cakes

Ingredients for the Bombay Potatoes collected on a wooden board.

Showing how the tomato-garlic-ginger mix is made in a food processor.

Why you need to try these Bombay Potatoes

A simple dish: pantry staples are like potatoes and onions are used which you probably have in store.

Bold spices: ginger, garam masala, cumin and garlic lead to a pretty good flavor in my gusto.

Step by step pictures show you everything from start to finish so you know the best method to make these Bombay Potatoes anytime you want.

Onions, chilis and spices are fried and mixed with potatoes.

What you need for this Bombay potatoes recipe:

  • Potatoes
  • Vegetable oil
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Garlic

 

  • Cumin
  • Garam masala
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cilantro
  • Chilis
  • Ginger

The tomato-garlic-ginger mix is added to the potatoes in a frying pan.

How to make Bombay Potatoes

Cook your potatoes tender.

Meanwhile, add tomatoes, ginger, garlic with  a pinch salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth, set aside.

Next heat oil in a large pan. Add the diced onion, chilis, as well as the mustard seeds, garam masala, and cumin. Fry everything for 5 minutes then mix in the potatoes and the mixture of tomatoes, garlic and ginger. Cook everything for about 10 more minutes until the potatoes become browned and slightly crunchy. Serve on plates with fresh cilantro.

Leftovers will stay good in the fridge for 3 days, but I have to tell you these Bombay Potatoes are best fresh, yum.

Fresh cilantro is given to the Bombay Potatoes.

Tips and tricks:

Which vegetable oil to use? Pick a neutral tasting oil like canola, or sunflower. I wouldn’t recommend olive oil, taste will be too strong.

Mustard seeds: make sure to use seeds, not powder or anything else.

Bombay Potatoes in a big pan.

Other Curry Recipes to try:

Collage of two pictures of the Bombay Potatoes with recipe title text.

Try these Bombay Potatoes and tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

Cheers, Florian.

Top view on the ready Bombay Potatoes in a large pan.

Bombay Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Bombay Potatoes are easy to make with aromatic spices like garam masala, cumin, ginger and juicy tomatoes. It is an amazing dish that the whole family will enjoy. Make this favorite at home, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. An easy potato recipe which is great as main or side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs potatoes cleaned, peeled and quartered
  • 5 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger peeled
  • 2 red chilis, chopped
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup onions, roughly chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook your potatoes tender.
  2. Meanwhile, add tomatoes, ginger, garlic with  a pinch salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth, set aside.
  3. Next heat oil in a large pan. Add the diced onion, chilis, as well as the mustard seeds, garam masala, and cumin. Fry everything for 5 minutes then mix in the potatoes and the mixture of tomatoes, garlic and ginger.
  4. Cook everything for about 10 more minutes until the potatoes become browned and slightly crunchy. Serve on plates with fresh  cilantro.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 8g
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