(V) – 1-3 years +

Bombay potatoes are so delicious! They are a wonderful accompaniment to a larger family meal and also double up as a healthy finger food snack. The cubes of potato melt-in-the-mouth due to their soft, fluffy texture and can easily be picked up by podgy little fingers.

Traditionally the potatoes are fried to crisp them up, however, this recipe DOES NOT  involve any frying to keep the snack as healthy as possible for children.

SuperFoods included – white potato, olive oil, garlic, ginger, tomato
SuperSpices included – brown mustard seeds

This snack is bursting with lots of white superfoods all high in antioxidant activity. The potatoes provide potassium – vital for healthy heart function and the function of all other internal organs. They are also carb-rich fuelling kids with lots of energy required for running and playing.

Mustard seeds (like potatoes) are too antioxidant. They are also rich in selenium, an anti-cancer mineral also found in chicken.

  • Total cooking and preparation time: 15mins
  • Makes 1-2 servings


  • 1 medium white potato – washed, peeled, cut into 1” cubes
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp brown mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree


Place the potato cubes in a pot, cover with water, bring to the boil and simmer until tender. Drain and set aside.

Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat and add the mustard seeds. When they begin to sizzle and pop, turn to low heat and add the garlic, ginger and stir-fry for a few seconds.

Add a splash of water (be careful of the sprays), the tomato puree and stir-fry until the tomato puree and water combine to form a sauce/ masala.

Finally add the tender potato cubes to the frying pan and combine with the masala. Cook together for a further few seconds and remove from the heat.

Serve to children warm.

By Zainab Jagot Ahmed.

Author of Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook, available to buy now from Amazon, WHSmith and all good e-bookshops, priced from just £4.79


About The Author

Zainab Jagot Ahmed is a first-time mum and author of the UK's first Indian baby food cookbook, ‘Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook'. Prior to becoming a mummy, Zainab worked in marketing for almost 10 years in the fashion, entertainment and retail industries. However, after the birth of her daughter felt inspired to turn her attention to cooking delicious, nutritious home-made baby food. As she began the weaning process, she was keen to introduce Asian flavours early to both broaden her daughter's palate, and to introduce her to her culinary heritage. However, unable to find any baby and toddler cookbooks with Asian or Asian influenced recipes, was inspired to invent her own recipes. Soon friends were asking for them too. After a year spent researching spices, dietary recommendations and various superfoods, Zainab decided to put her research and recipes to good use by writing her own Indian baby food cookbook, giving everyone the chance to try them at home.

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