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Bombay Potatoes Recipe.

Updated on November 14, 2015

Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potatoes
Bombay Potatoes
Bombay Potatoes
Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potatoes.

This is a very simple potato recipe. It is used all over India and is basically a side dish but can be used as main dish too. It is very easy to make and makes any food very tasty. People carry this dish during travelling and eat it with puri and mango pickle. This dish is a side dish to any curry, chicken, lamb or vegetarian. It's also a great way to use leftover cooked boiled potatoes. Very easy and very tasty dish to make.


Ingredients:

Serves 4

1. Potatoes : 450 gm/ 1 pound, halved.

2. Ground turmeric: 1 Tsp

3. Ghee / Vegetable oil : 4 Tsp

4. Dried Red Chilli : 1

5. Green chillies: 2 finely chopped.

6. Curry Leaves : 6

7. Nigella seeds / Kalonji : ½ Tsp

8. Mustard seeds : ½ Tsp.

9. Onion Seeds : ½ Tsp

10. Cumin seeds : ½ Tsp

11. Funnel seeds : ½ Tsp

12. Asafoetida : ½ Tsp

13. Onions: 2 finely chopped.

14. Chopped coriander / cilantro : 5 Tsp

15. Juice of ½ lemon

16. Salt to taste.

Method:

1. Take a heavy base large pan. Put the potatoes in the pan.

2. Now put cold water in the pan just enough to cover the potatoes.

3. Add a pinch of salt and half tsp of turmeric powder to the water.

4. Bring the water to boil and then simmer the heat and cook for 10 minutes.

5. Now drain the potatoes and keep the water aside.

6. Now in another heavy base pan heat the Ghee and add dried red chilli and curry leaves in the Ghee. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes stirring occasionally till red chilli gets blackish in colour

7. Now to this add remaining turmeric powder , fresh chilli, nigella seeds, mustard seeds and onion seeds.

8. Now add to this cumin seeds, fennel seeds, asafoetida, fresh coriander and onions and cook for 5 to 6 minutes stirring occasionally till the onions soften.

9. Now add the potatoes in this and stir for them to blend in this mixture

10. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

11. Now the potatoes would be softened and ready to serve.

12. Squeeze the lemon on the potatoes and serve hot .


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      Imogen French 5 years ago from Southwest England

      mmm, sounds delicious. I have eaten it in an Indian restaurant before, but never tried to make it. This sounds so simple though, I might give it a try.

      Could you tell me what Asafoetida is please, as I haven't heard of that before.

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      jenubouka 5 years ago

      Yes this does sound very tasty! Great easy to understand instructions as well.

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      J Burgraff 5 years ago

      This sounds great. I love Indian food and will definately be making this.

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Hi imogen thanks for the comment and asafoetida is also called Hing. It is very nice smelly powder and gives a unique aroma to the dish. It has many medicinal properties too. You can google it too and i have put an amazon link where you can order it too.

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Jenubouka, J Burgaff and pinkish for the comments.

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      Mama Isa 5 years ago from Padova (near Venice) - Italy

      Ciao, this recipe seems very delicious. I'll try it!

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      Ana 5 years ago

      Images made me hungry, lol!!! Looks tasty, thank you for the recipe!!!

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      radhakrishnan 5 years ago

      must be delicious

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks ana and radhakrishnan

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      priyanka 5 years ago

      it seems delicious.............i m very very excited to make it............n to eat also....... :)

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Priyanka

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      nityanandagaurang 5 years ago

      very tasty recipe indain chef.voted up

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      Radhakrishnan 4 years ago

      Seems tasty, will give a try

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks nityanad and radhakrishanan

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      sanjay 4 years ago

      i like indian recipeis but only veg, b'couse i'm vegetarian.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This sounds very good! I love potatoes as a side dish and will have to try this! Thank you for sharing your recipe! :)

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      These pictures are so delicious looking! I can see why this is such a popular dish. Sounds and looks wonderful.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks sgbrown and pegcole17

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      Marissa Buhalog 4 years ago

      A very simple yet looks yummy recipe....i will try this one,sooner or later i will be eating indian food recipe.

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      Derdriu 4 years ago

      Indian Chef, In particular, I appreciate the presence of all the seeds! What do you serve as a drink when Bombay potatoes are side dishes to curry?

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Well Derdriu we usually drink water with our food. We Indians do not drink alcohol with our food normally in home. So plain glass of water with food is served usually to drink but depending upon the weather you can be served coke, kanji, tea or anything with or after meals.

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      Nithya Naveen 4 years ago

      Easy and delicious recipe.. Will try it soon..

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Navnith

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      wabash annie 4 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      So glad I've found you on Hub Pages! I love Indian food and will try this and your other recipes just as soon as I stock up on some of the ingredients. I have bookmarked this page for reference. Again, thanks for sharing your expertise.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Wabash

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      julia 4 years ago

      looks good to eat

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Julia

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      Beth37 4 years ago

      You are an amazing chef.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Beth

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I had to look up several ingredients like the nigella seeds and asafoetida. After reading about them and knowing the other ingredients, this potato recipe sounds really tasty. Up, useful, interesting votes and will share. Thanks for giving us the recipe!

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi Indian chef. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I love Indian food and Bombay potatoes, now I know how to make them the right way.

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      Jill Spencer 4 years ago from United States

      These look delicious. Asafoetida is the only ingredient I do not have. Would the recipe be ruined w/out it?

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Peggy. It is very easy to make and is definitely very tasty. Thanks for share

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Bac2basics. I hope when you try it you would like how it tastes.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks dirt farmer and no it wont ruin it but it might not taste as good.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      This looks really, really good, and I happen to have some fennel seeds! Voted up and useful! :)

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Suzanne

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Interesting recipe. Thanks. Voted up and shared.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Bombay potatoes sound and look delicious! Thanks for sharing a unique, healthy and tasty recipe.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Rajan and Rebeccamealey

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      These sound very spicy. I love potatoes, but I would have to figure out a way to make them a little more mild, but they do look so delicious and yummy!

      Voted up, useful, interesting, awesome, pinned to my 'Delicious Side Dishes' board, and sharing.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      lovely and yummy too, i would be trying it out, shared and voted up

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      My gosh, this sounds good and makes me very hungry. I love finding new ways to fix potatoes and this is a great recipe. I hope I can find all the ingredients your recipe calls for, like the Nigella seeds / Kalonji and Asafoetida -- I do not know what those are. I might find them at World Market. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Au Fait for all sharing and comment. You can put less spices if you want it milder.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Phyllis, thanks for the comment and you can find them on Ebay and Amazon. You can check them on this hub only.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks young hopes

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love potato recipes, and this one looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us, and have a great day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks moonlake and Kthryn

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      This sounds good we always have lots of potatoes since my husband works for potato farm. Voted up.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks moonlake

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      i don't have those seeds, what can i replace?

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      Indian Chef 23 months ago from New Delhi India

      Peachpurple they are easily available online like on Amazon, I put couple of them for ur convenience

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