Bombay sweet potatoes

by Kellebelle

Bombay potatoes are one of my favourite dishes that my Dad makes when I’m home in Ireland.

I decided to try my hand at a sweet potato version today. I’m happy to say they tasted delicious! 

Nice (healthy) comfort food for this chilly weather.


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks.
  • 2 portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato purée 
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil 


  1. Fry the onions, garlic and mustard seeds in coconut oil until the onions start to get soft
  2. Add in the chopped mushrooms, the spices and purée 
  3. Put the chopped sweet potatoes into a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 3 mins.
  4. Add the sweet potato to the pan, cover with a lid and stir every few minutes for about 10-15 minutes until a fork can easily go through the sweet potatoes