Bombay Potatoes (Aloo)
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Bombay Potatoes (Aloo)

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Serves 4

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  • 500g potatoes - Aloo
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • ½ large onion - diced
  • 2.5cm cube of fresh ginger - shredded (or 1 tsp ginger powder)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp (white) cumin seeds - jeera
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp mango powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp sesimi seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric


    1. Scrub the potatoes well and cut to bite size (no need to peel). Place potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water and boil until cooked but still firm.
    2. Heat the vegetable oil in a frypan. Fry the cumin and mustard seeds until they start to pop, put to one side.
    3. Fry the ginger for about a minute, put to one side.
    4. Fry the onion until opaque not quite soft, then add the turmeric, mango powder, chili powder and cook together for 2 minutes. Combine the cumin, mustard seeds, sesimi seeds and cooked ginger with the spiced onion adding a little of the potato's salt water if needed to form a runny paste and add the garam masala.
    5. Add the potatoes to the fry pan mixture and stir gently until fully coated.
    6. Serve Bombay potato - Bombay aloo hot or cold.
    7. Calories in a portion (200g) of Bombay potatoes: 200kcal+

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Sean Haynes's picture
Sean Haynes
14th Dec, 2017
yep, nice recipe, but tweaked it a little - added garlic, chopped tomatoes and spinach.....then not so dry and didn't need other dishes.
18th Jul, 2013
Made this to the recipe omitting the mango powder. Tasted lovely but looked nothing like the picture. A dry side dish that would go well with a main dish that has a sauce.
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