A yummy Indian side dish, Bombay potatoes are vegan, super simple to make, and family friendly to boot. I have lived in both India and the UK, where this is a popular dish, and this is the one Indian dish that I make that tastes super authentic.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cubed potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once water is boiling, cook until potatoes are just tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and heat until they start to pop. Add turmeric, coriander, cayenne pepper, and salt. Cook and stir until spices are fragrant, up to 1 minute, watching carefully so spices do not burn. Add onion and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add drained potatoes to the skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Cook and stir to thoroughly coat the potatoes with the spice mixture. Taste and season with more salt, if desired. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes:

For additional flavor, you can add ginger and/or garlic paste at the same time as adding the onion.

You can add about 1/3 cup frozen peas to the potatoes during the last 3 minutes of boiling, then continue with the recipe as directed.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 39.2g 13% DV; fat 11g 17% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 305.1mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2019
Great potatoes! Loved the flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2020
Ok - if you don t need this to be vegan I recommend adding a big spoon of gee to the finished product. I found it very dry. Alternatively you could serve it with raita. Otherwise tasty. I added the peas garlic and ginger. Would not omit them. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2019
Great potatoes! Loved the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2019
Turn out well; However I made changes LOL! Used adjustment feature for two. Looking at ingredients: List of spices is basically premade Curry powder. So I looked at my curry packets and used Two teaspoons of Curry powder. Came out great! Omit cayenne depending on spiciness of curry powder. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2019
I adjusted for one person and chose to use the cayenne pepper as well. The flavors are sublime and nothing overpowers the blend. However I'm on a low sodium diet and I think the dish suffers a great deal by leaving it out (my fault of course not the author). For others in the same situation I suspect that if I doubled down on the spices per serving it might be enough to bring out a stronger melody of flavor rather then sharing with the boiled potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2020
Loved this delicious recipe and even better, my notoriously " eat to stay alive" husband, as opposed to me, his wife, who LOVES food of all colors, ethnicities, tastes and cultures, loved the recipe as well. The test of this was when he asked if there were any leftovers!! This was a great and flavorful potato dish. Peas added another dimension. And best of all it was quick and easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2020
Really liked making this and it was super easy to follow! I didn’t add any extras but did count calories when making this. I used 600g of Russet Potatoes (I had to hand at the time) and around 100g of very finely chopped yellow onions. I used the suggested amount of oil in recipe and same for spices. For my family this stretched 4 servings and worked out at 225cal per serving. Hope this helps! Thanks for posting this recipe, we all really enjoyed it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2020
Phenomenal recipe! I'd eat these things by the bucket full if I could & my fiance agreed. I'm going to buy a bag of potatoes & cook up a batch then freeze them so we can have these holy little golden, crunchy potatoes any time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2019
Added peas and 1 clove of garlic Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2019
Tastes great and easy to make. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2020
Doubled the spices. Served with slow cooker curry beef. It was like Indian potroast night. Yummo! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2020
Ok - if you don t need this to be vegan I recommend adding a big spoon of gee to the finished product. I found it very dry. Alternatively you could serve it with raita. Otherwise tasty. I added the peas garlic and ginger. Would not omit them. Read More