“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Potatoes „
I went to my aunts for tea the other week, she cooks a wicked curry and when I was leaving she gave me a pack of Sainsburys Bombay Potato because she had brought it for us to have with our curry but forgot to put it in.
You cook it in the oven for about 40 mins and I was surprised at how nice it smells as it's cooking. I've had supermarket Bombay Potato before and they've always been proper naff but I had a feeling this one was going to be good just on the smell of it.
When it was cooked I put half out for me and half for my dad, we got quite a bit each and it was plenty because I'd put an Indian buffet pack in as well so we had samosas and pakoras with the potatoes. The sauce it's in is lovely and thick, I love how creamy it is and also how good the spices have been mixed together.
It's not mega spicy but there is a proper nice kick to the sauce and I love how the potato has soaked up a lot of the sauces flavour. It's one of them foods that gets spicier the more you eat and after a bit you might think it's getting a bit hot, I did but I just left it for a bit and it was fine after I'd had a samosa! lol
The potato cubes are all cooked good, they're soft but not soggy. I think they've got a wicked texture and the thick sauce covers the potato and is that thick that it doesn't drip off all over the place. There are a few bits of onion in the sauce and I think that gives it a nice flavour, there isn't actually an onion flavour but it adds something to the other spices in the sauce.
I love this Bombay Potato and will deffo buy it again. You could have it with loads of different things like if you're doing a curry up, or even with normal chicken breasts just to spice it up a bit. It's dead easy to make and I think it's delish.
I love Indian food and on a fairly regular occasion I pick up a food to go curry from Sainsbury's on my way home from work and I love to have it with naan breads, poppadoms and Bombay potatoes. I will try almost anything new when it comes to Indian food as I have really developed a taste for it but quite often these are my Bombay potatoes of choice as they are chilled and nice and convenient for cooking after a long day at work.
These Bombay potatoes are provided in a large square pot with a plastic seal on the top and to cook simply pour out in to a large glass dish or bowl and then either cook on 190 degrees for 40 minutes in the oven or cook in the microwave in around 3-4 minutes. I always give a little more time than requested to ensure that there are no hard potatoes left in the mix and that everything is nice and steaming hot throughout. I usually cook this in the microwave for convenience but I think that these taste best when cooked in the oven as the potatoes go almost a little crisp on the outside and deliciously fluffy on the inside.
Ingredients: Potato (32%); Onion (28%); Tomato (15%); Water; Rapeseed Oil; Tomato Purée; Garlic Purée; Ginger Purée; Salt; Coriander; Cumin Powder; Madras Curry Powder; Turmeric; Mustard Seed; Coriander Powder; Garam Masala; Green Chilli Purée; Chilli Powder; Paprika; Cumin Seed; Onion Seed; Fenugreek.Madras Curry Powder contains: Coriander, Turmeric, Mustard Powder, Chickpea Flour, Cumin, Chilli, Fenugreek, Pepper, Garlic, Salt, Fennel, Poppy Seed.
As you can see the main ingredients is potato followed by onion and tomato. Whilst I do not particular like onion on it's own it is hardly noticeable in this dish and the extra taste that the small pieces bring is a welcome addition. This dish has a fair amount of spice to it (as you would expect from the ingredients) but it is not overwhelming and really compliments an Indian meal.
Per ½ pack there is 125 calories, 4g sugars, 6.6g fat, 0.4g saturated fat, 1.06g salt so overall these really aren't too bad and half a pack provides a very generous portion anyway so you may find yourself eating less than this.
Each 300g portion is just £1.09 which I think is an absolute bargain price but if you want to save even more money then try the canned varieties or the one you make yourself.
I would be happy to serve this dish to my family as an accompaniment to an Indian banquet style meal as it is absolutely delicious and the majority of the potatoes are lovely and soft and delicious. The spices and the tomato and onion work really well together and the whole thing has quite an authentic taste to it and I will definitely be purchasing this again in the future. I rate these Bombay potatoes 5/5 as they are simply delicious and I always look forward to having my Indian meals and having a pot of these to accompany my curry.