There was a restaurant that I visited years ago for a low student budget meal that somewhat stuck to mind till date. The entrance of the restaurant comes with an aquarium beneath the passageway to dining area, you would think that you are stepping on the swimming fish! We are talking more than a decade ago, and obviously that time, or blame it on my naivete, but this kind of thing excited me. Whilst the menu was slightly above mediocre, the vegetarian option was mostly impressive.
That was also the first time I ever tasted ‘Bombay potatoes’. I have been told by friends from India that there is no such thing as ‘Bombay potatoes’ in India, perhaps it is just another name for stir-fry dish but regardless ‘Bombay potatoes’ is a common menu choice in most British-Indian restaurants. I loved the taste then and still salivate about it now. Whilst we are in no plans to go back to the said restaurant any time soon, I wanted to recreate the memory of it, successfully so all thanks to google searches.
This kind of side dish is satisfying with steamed rice alongside meat based curry, or simply on its own. I chose baby potatoes as they are sweeter and more succulent. The fact that this can be done in less than 20 minutes means that it will appear again on our weeknight meal rotation