Enjoy the flavors of India with this flavorful and slightly spicy recipe for Crock-Pot Bombay Potatoes as a side dish. They are SO GOOD! Use store bought Garam masala or make your own with our recipe for homemade Garam masala spice mix!
Crock-Pot Bombay Potatoes
I am all about trying new dishes, especially dishes that can test my taste buds and get my kitchen smelling yummy. My really good friend Nicole is always giving me recipes to try.
She gets a lot of new recipes from her mother-in-law and picks up other recipes from her family members (she is not afraid to ask for a recipe).
Nicole called me up one day and told me that I just had to try these Bombay Potatoes. She said her sister brought them to a family meal and they were very tasty and were made using the spice Garam masala.
Garam masala is a spice that is actually a combination of many spices and then those spices are toasted and ground up and used in many Indian, Pakistaini and other South Asian dishes.
Unfortunatly I am only able to find Garam masala spice mixture in Ethnic food specialty stores (and those are pretty rare in my part of Illinois). But thanks to the World Wide Web you can easily purchase it online and have it delivered.
If you don’t have the patience to wait a few days for your spices to come via FedEx then the next best option is the make Garam masala at home with this easy recipe.
Homemade Garam masala Spice Mixture Recipe:
- 2 tablespoons tumeric
- 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon cardamon
- 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
- 2 dried red chili peppers (seeds removed)
- On the stove-top heat a medium sized skillet until hot.
- Add all the ingredients for the spice mixture to the hot pan and toast until the spices become fragrant, about 2 minutes.
- Add the toasted spices to a spice mill or coffee grinder and grind them until they are a fine powder.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. (spice mixture will be safe to eat after 6 months but will loose it’s potency).
Once you have your Garam masala spice mixture (either store bought or homemade) you are ready to make these amazing Bombay Potatoes in your slow cooker!