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Bombay Potato Soup

I really love adding spices to my soups and turning them into a curried soup. This curried potato soup is my version of Bombay potato, one of my favourite Indian side dishes.

It can be served either smooth or chunky, I personally prefer this one with the potatoes still whole (well, diced), but it also works on smooth, or somewhere in the middle with a short sharp pulse at the end.

Whichever consistency you prefer, if you like curried soups, this one is for you.

Bombay Potato Soup

The Ingredients

Keeping with my preference of simple recipes with minimal ingredients, this curried potato soup uses the following;

  • onion
  • potatoes
  • medium curry powder
  • turmeric
  • chopped tomatoes
  • tomato puree
  • vegetable stock

I used about 700g of diced potatoes in this recipe. You can use your choice of potato, I used Maris Piper, because that is what we had 🙂 You can also choose to leave the skin on if that is your preference.

Related: Spicy Tomato Soup

ingredients for bombay soup

I ended up using 3 tablespoons of curry powder, you may want to use less if you prefer a milder taste, maybe just 2 tablespoons. You can always add an extra teaspoon/tablespoon at the end if you wish.   

Although sauteeing any ingredients at the beginning is totally optional, with curried soups, or where spices are involved, I like to mix a little oil, onion and spices altogether.

If you don’t have one of the sauté models, you can either skip this step, or do it in a pan on the hob.

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Once you have cooked the onions for a couple of minutes in your choice of oil, add the spices and stir the onions to make sure they are well coated.

onions in spices

This is where the Morphy Richards Sauté and Soup Maker is better suited than the later Morphy Richards Total Control model. As I explain in this post about the Morphy Richards Soup Makers, the lid stays off during the sauté function for the earlier model, but must stay on for it to work with the Total Control. Although you could still make it work, it gets a little tricky to not be able to stir the ingredients around as they cook.

If some of the spices are sticking to the bottom of the soup maker (or pan if you are doing it on a hob), add a little hot stock, or water, and deglaze the base. This will also produce a curry paste to coat the diced potatoes in, which go in next.

potatoes spices in soup maker

Add the remaining ingredients; chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and top up with vegetable stock. Give everything a good stir to make sure everything is well mixed together, and nothing is stuck to the bottom.

You can set this soup off on either chunky or smooth. I chose chunky as I wanted to keep the potatoes whole. I enjoyed a bowl like that, and then used the manual blend function to quickly pulse up the rest. The result was a thick soup, with a few chunks of potato to still munch through.

bombay potato soup

I hope you enjoy this recipe – let me know in the comments if you make it! You can also find some more soup maker recipes here.

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bombay potato soup

Bombay Potato Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

A delicious version of the popular Bombay Potato side dish. This curried potato soup is great as either a chunky or smooth soup.


  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1tsp ground turmeric
  • 700g potatoes, diced
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 700ml vegetable stock


  1. Optional: saute the onions in a little oil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the spices and mix to coat the onions. Cook for a further minute. You may need to add a little hot water or stock to deglaze the base (just 1 - 2 tbsp. should be enough) to prevent anything from sticking to the bottom. This will also create a curry paste that you can coat the potatoes in when they are added.
  2. Add the potatoes and give them a good stir to coat them in the onions and spices/paste.
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and vegetable stock. Give everything a good stir to make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom.
  4. Set off on chunky or smooth (I used chunky).

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Evelyn Beer

Saturday 10th of April 2021

As I only like mild spice(korma e.g.)how would you suggest that i adjust the amount of curry so that it's not too hot for me? Thank you.

Liana Green

Saturday 10th of April 2021

Hi Evelyn - I would reduce the amount of curry powder you add to 1 tbsp, or you could even get a korma spice mix and add 1 tbsp of that. I hope that helps, let me know how you get on!


Friday 29th of January 2021

Can this recipe be made on a MR compact soup maker

Liana Green

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Hi Keith - yes this can be made in a MR compact - I believe the capacity is 1L? If so, you will just need to reduce it to approx. 2/3rds of the amounts listed above - hope that helps! Let me know if you have any questions :)

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