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Bombay Potatoes and Peas is an extremely versatile recipe.  It's a great spiced side dish and also can be served over rice. 
5 from 12 votes

Bombay Potatoes and Peas

Bombay Potatoes and Peas Recipe is an extremely versatile recipe.  It's a great spiced side dish and also can be served over rice.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 157kcal


  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil - organic, or other organic neutral oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 small red onion - finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato - coarsely chopped
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 1-inch [3cm] knob fresh ginger - peeled and coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne - you can use up to ½ teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala - or more to taste
  • 3 medium Yukon gold potatoes - cut into ½-inch [1cm] pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt - or more to taste
  • 1 cup water - or more as needed
  • 1 cup peas - fresh or thawed frozen peas
  • ¼ cup cilantro - finely chopped
  • lemon juice - fresh to taste (optional)


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the cumin and mustard seeds. Cook until the cumin seeds change color, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the onion and cook until it is translucent, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender, blend the tomato, garlic, and ginger into a coarse puree.
  • Add the tomato mixture, turmeric, cayenne, coriander, ground cumin, and garam masala to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the puree thickens and the garlic is fragrant, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, salt, and water. Cover the skillet and cook for 10 to 11 minutes. 
  • Add the peas. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for another 10 to 12 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked to your preference.
  •  Add additional water if the potatoes start to stick or if you prefer more curry. Add the cilantro and lemon juice (if using).


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 5.3mg