Mash Aloo (Indian Mashed Potatoes)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This makes an interesting and tasty alternative for Indian meals (or any other type of meal that strikes your fancy). You can easily control the heat factor by your choice/amount of chiles. From Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cooking, posted for ZWT IV

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the potatoes with water to cover. When tender (after about 15-20 minutes) drain and mash them with the back of a fork or a potato masher.
  2. Add the hot milk and butter and beat with a whisk or a fork, add more milk if needed for desired consistency.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I did not have the right ingredients, so I made a very-much changed version of this recipe. Therefore, I am not rating it. But I do want to say that Garam Masala is an awesome addition to mashed potatoes. Thank you for posting!

juniperwoman January 21, 2012

I was looking for recipes that use the spice Garam Masala and this one is delicious for mashed potatoes. Outstanding and very good flavor. Thanks!

Madray7 July 11, 2008

Delicious! The quantities of spices and lemon juice give these potatoes perfect flavor that is not overpowering but nicely balanced. I love the ever so slight tang from the lemon juice. Husband said that these may be his new favorite mashed potatoes. I did not use butter, but used about 2-3 Tbs. of Earth Balance spread. Did not include the chili pepper, did not heat the milk. Will DEFINITELY make these again. Thank you for sharing pattikay.

erin.kunder June 22, 2013