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.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: potato recipe
2tbspmustard oilcold pressed
4dried red chiliesor as per your 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.