Things have been rather pedestrian at dinner time in the last few weeks. I’ve been on a bit of a downer all round. I seem to have lost the ability to think about cooking. Anything new I’ve tried has turned out rather bland. The fog in my head has extended to the kitchen. A sorry state of affairs.
That was until inspirational simple living blog, The Life of Clare, posted a link to Bombay Potatoes courtesy of Cook Republic. I was suddenly energised and had to try it straight away, and Mr.B and the girls are so glad I did!
I learned that this delicious, spicy and comforting dish is a staple in Mumbai, and is served everywhere. No wonder! It’s a quick, cheap and filling meal and is lip-smackingly wonderful. I can tell you, the aromas of frying spices coming from the kitchen had everyone impatient for dinner.
The original recipe describes Bombay Potatoes as a brunch or even breakfast dish. I wanted dinner, and my family have healthy appetites, so I doubled the quantities and added crisp fried kale at the end for another dimension. I was also a tad disorganised and discovered, too late, that I’d run out of curry powder, so I made my own from an online recipe. That was a bit of a palaver as I don’t have a spice grinder, and I learnt a hard lesson with the mortar and pestle. Note to self – check the pantry before shopping.
If you like the sound of spicy, crispy fried potatoes, with a crunch of spring onions and kale, with an oozy fried egg on top, do yourself a favour and give this a try. I’ll be eternally grateful to Clare for the heads-up, and to Cook Republic for the fabulous recipe.
Here’s my take on what will definitely become a family favourite.