How to make bombay aloo | Easy bombay potatoes recipe


Bombay potatoes are a popular and delicious dish from India. This dish is also known as Bombay Aloo. Boiled potatoes get fried, which makes them soft and crispy. Aromatic spices give them a very balanced taste. This is one of my favorite potato dishes, and I love to cook it more often. You should definitely try this recipe at home if you want to cook something really delicious and quick.


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Bombay potatoes (aloo) recipe

Bombay potatoes (aloo) are a delicious and flavorful dish. It is very quick and easy to make dish. You can serve this dish as an appetizer or side dish. Try my recipe and make this tasty potato dish at home.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


For boiling potatoes

  • 400 gm small potatoes
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 cups of water

For frying

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ cup onions
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp green chilies, chopped
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped


  • Wash 400 gm small potatoes with clean water. Boil 2 cups of water in a pot. Add the potatoes, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, and let it boil for 12-15 min on medium heat.
  • Remove the potatoes from the boiling water and let the potatoes cool down. Peel the skin of the potatoes and cut them in half.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan on low heat. Add the potatoes to a pan and fry for 7-8 min. Remove the fried potatoes from the plate and keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add 2 tbsp oil and heat it on medium flame. Add ½ tsp mustard seeds and stir well. Once they start crackling, add ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ cup chopped onions and fry for 5 min.
  • Once the onions become soft and translucent; add 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp minced ginger, and 1 tsp chopped green chilies. Stir well and fry for 2 min.
  • Add ½ tsp red chili powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, and ½ tsp cumin powder. Mix well with the onions and fry for 1 min.
  • Add ¼ cup chopped tomatoes and mix. Cook for 2 min.
  • Add ½ tsp salt, 2-3 tbsp water and mix well. Cook for 2-3 min and add 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds, and give a good mix.
  • Add the fried potatoes and mix well with the tomatoes. Cook for 2-3 min. Then add ½ tsp garam masala and 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. Mix everything well together and cook for 1-2 min.
  • Serve hot Bombay potatoes (aloo) with naan, roti, or rice.


  • Adjust the spices as per your taste. Add more red chili powder if you want to make it spicy.
  • Use small or baby potatoes for this recipe. You can keep the skin if you like.
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