Bombay Potato
Bombay Potato
5 from 2 votes
Indulge in the rich, aromatic experience of our Bombay potatoes recipe. From the bustling streets of Mumbai to your dinner table, these spiced potatoes are more than a side dish; they're a celebration of flavours and spices. Discover how to bring this Indian classic into your kitchen.
Bombay Potato

Venture into the flavors of India with this delightful dish of Bombay Potato. Hailing from the bustling streets of Mumbai, this recipe encapsulates the vibrant essence of Indian cuisine.

Originating from the rich tapestry of Indian street food, Bombay Potato offers a medley of spices and aromatics that dance on your taste buds.

Despite its exotic name, this recipe is surprisingly simple to recreate in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Expert Tip: Ensure the potatoes are diced into uniform pieces to ensure even cooking and a consistent texture throughout the dish.


Potatoes: Potatoes form the heart of this dish, providing a comforting base and a satisfying texture.

Oil: Used for sautéing and adding richness to the dish.

Onion: Adds depth of flavor and sweetness to the dish when sautéed.

Garlic: Provides a robust, aromatic flavor to the dish.

Ginger: Adds warmth and a subtle kick to the dish.

Cumin Seeds: Infuse the dish with a nutty, earthy flavor.

Coriander Powder: Adds a citrusy, herbaceous note to the dish.

Cumin Powder: Enhances the earthy flavor profile of the dish.

Turmeric: Adds vibrant color and a hint of bitterness to balance the flavors.

Chilli Powder: Offers a kick of heat, adjustable according to taste preference.

Canned Tomatoes: Provides a tangy, savory base for the sauce.

Salt: Enhances the overall flavor profile and balances the dish.

Coriander: Fresh coriander leaves add a burst of freshness and color as a garnish.

Expert Tip: Toast the cumin seeds in the oil until they become fragrant and start to crackle before adding the other ingredients. This will help release their full flavor and aroma.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve Bombay Potato as a hearty main dish accompanied by fluffy rice or warm naan bread.
  • Pair it with a cooling cucumber raita or tangy mango chutney to balance the flavors.
  • Sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander leaves on top for a vibrant finishing touch.

Expert Tip: For added depth of flavor, consider adding a splash of coconut milk or cream to the sauce during the final stages of cooking. This will impart a creamy richness to the dish and balance out the spices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of canned tomatoes?

Yes, you can substitute fresh tomatoes for canned tomatoes if desired. Simply chop fresh tomatoes and cook them down until they break down into a sauce-like consistency.

How do I adjust the spice level to my preference?

You can adjust the spice level of Bombay Potato by increasing or decreasing the amount of chilli powder used. Start with a small amount and gradually add more to taste.

Can I add other vegetables to this dish?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize Bombay Potato by adding your favorite vegetables such as peas, carrots, or bell peppers. Simply add them to the pan along with the potatoes and adjust the cooking time as needed.

How long does Bombay Potato last in the refrigerator?

Bombay Potato can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave until warmed through before serving.

Can I freeze Bombay Potato for later?

Yes, Bombay Potato can be frozen for later enjoyment. Allow the dish to cool completely, then transfer it to freezer-safe containers or resealable bags. Freeze for up to 2-3 months, then thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

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Bombay Potato

Bombay Potatoes

by Nabeela Kauser
Indulge in the rich, aromatic experience of our Bombay potatoes recipe. From the bustling streets of Mumbai to your dinner table, these spiced potatoes are more than a side dish; they're a celebration of flavours and spices.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 104 kcal


  • 500 g Potatoes Peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1- inch Ginger Grated
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder Adjust to taste
  • 400 g Canned Tomatoes
  • Salt To taste
  • Coriander


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds until they start to crackle.
  • Add the chopped onion and sauté until it turns translucent.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and grated ginger, and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Add the diced potatoes to the pan and stir well to coat them with the spices and aromatics.
  • Sprinkle in the ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, and chili powder. Mix everything thoroughly.
  • Pour in the chopped tomatoes and add salt to taste. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the potatoes simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until they are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked through and the sauce has thickened, remove from heat.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 526mgFibre: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bombay, Cooking, Food, Indian, Potato, Recipe
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