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Crushed Potatoes Recipe with Bombay Mix

Crushed fried potatoes with curry powder salt, lime pickle yogurt and bombay mix

Published: January 21, 2019 at 4:55 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + cooling
  • Easy
  • Serves 2 as a side

Check out our epic fried potato recipe with curry powder salt, topped with lime pickle yogurt and crunchy bombay mix. This easy side dish comes from Max Halley's sandwich shop in North London

  • Vegetarian


  • 500g floury potatoes (such as Maris Piper), unpeeled
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp fine salt
  • 2 tbsp lime pickle
  • 4 tbsp greek yogurt
  • for frying vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • a handful bombay mix
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • a handful each coriander and mint leaves


  • STEP 1

    Boil the potatoes whole in salted water for 40 minutes or until completely soft (and probably a little overcooked). They will begin to split and fall apart a little – this is good. Drain in a colander and cool until completely cold.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the curry powder and salt.

  • STEP 3

    In a food processor, blend the lime pickle to a purée. Combine with the yogurt and a few splashes of water until a drizzle-able consistency.

  • STEP 4

    Heat 1cm of vegetable oil in a deep frying pan until hot.

  • STEP 5

    On a plate, crush the potatoes with your hands into different shapes and sizes. Tip the spuds into the oil and fry for 10 minutes, tossing regularly until golden brown and gorgeous looking, then spoon all the bits into a bowl. Sprinkle some of the curry powder salt liberally all over them and toss.

  • STEP 6

    Tip the spuds onto a serving plate. Drizzle the pomegranate molasses all over them. Take spoonfuls of the lime pickle yogurt and throw it over the potatoes (pretend you’re Jackson Pollock).

  • STEP 7

    Sprinkle the nigella seeds and bombay mix over, and scatter the spring onions and herbs on top. Devour, marvelling at how many other things you might be able to sprinkle with that left over salt – it’s delicious with boiled eggs.


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