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Indian Spicy Mashed Potatoes | Manipuri Aloo Kangmet

Give your regular mashed potato recipe an Indian twist with this spicy mashed potato recipe. Boiled potatoes are mashed together with a spicy mustard oil tempering in this traditional recipe from Manipuri Cuisine.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: potato recipe
Servings: 2
Calories: 210kcal


  • 3 Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil cold pressed
  • 1 onion
  • 4 dried red chilies or as per your taste
  • Salt to taste


  • In a deep pan, bring 1-liter water to boil.
  • Wash, peel, and chop the potatoes into small chunks.
  • Add the potatoes along with some salt to the boiling water. Cover and let cook.
  • Meanwhile, chop the onions and chives.
  • Check the potatoes by poking with a fork, if they break, then the potatoes are done. Drain and mash with a potato masher or with a fork. Keep aside.*
  • Heat mustard oil in another pan. When the oil is hot, add the dried red chilies. Sauté for 30 seconds. Remove on a kitchen towel.
  • In the same oil, now add the chopped onions. Sauté for a minute till they start to soften.
  • Add salt and chives. Mix and sauté for another minute remove from heat.
  • Coarsely crush the roasted red chilies in a mortar-pestle and add to the mashed potatoes.
  • Add the onions and chives mix also to the mashed potatoes. Mash with the potato masher or with a spoon to mix everything properly.
  • Empty into serving bowl and garnish with some finely chopped fresh chives.
  • Serve hot as a side with flatbread or rice and dal.



  • To make this recipe creamier, you can add some of the stock from draining the potatoes to the boiled potatoes while mashing.
  • Nutritional Information is approximate information for 1 serving.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.5g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 14.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 2.7g