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With potatoes, a blend of Indian spices, and peas as a garnish, these Indian mashed potatoes are kind of like a deconstructed samosa. Red potatoes are mashed with onion, cumin, mustard seeds, coriander, and turmeric. Then, they're topped with a curry-inspired gravy made from tomatoes, coconut milk, and even more spices. Serve these Indian mashed potatoes with steamed vegetables and naan. It’s a wonderfully filling and flavorful meal.

Indian Golden Mashed Potatoes With Curried Gravy [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 2.2 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 13.66-ounce can of coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 slice of onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Frozen peas, for garnish


  1. Peel, chop, boil, and drain potatoes.
  2. Sauté a chopped slice of onion in 1 tablespoon oil with a dash of salt.
  3. Once onion starts to soften, add 1 teaspoon of cumin and 1 teaspoon mustard seed. After a couple minutes, add a second tablespoon of oil then 1 tablespoon coriander powder and 1 teaspoon turmeric. Mix well and take off heat.
  4. Mash the potatoes and add the spiced oil and onion to the potatoes. Mix well. Add salt to taste.
  5. In a small pot, add a can of coconut milk and 1/3 cup of tomato sauce. Mix in 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon fenugreek, and 1 teaspoon coriander powder. Mix well and salt to taste.
  6. Pour curry gravy on mashed potatoes and top with warm green peas.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1624 | Total Carbs: 184 g | Total Fat: 90 g | Total Protein: 26 g | Total Sodium: 762 mg | Total Sugar: 23 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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