Spicy Mashed potato


This spicy mashed potato is an authentic south Indian dish. When it comes to potatoes, I love them a lot. I prepare this dish very often and it’s been a must in my menu when it comes to big vegetarian platter or vegetarian meals. Let us move on to the recipe…

Spicy mashed potato / Urulai kilangu masiyal

Spicy mashed potato / Urulai kilangu masiyal


  • Potatoes – ¼ kg
  • Onions – 1 no (medium sized)
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a string
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split blackgram – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp


  • Boil the potatoes, drain the water and mash them.
  • Finley slice the onions.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, split blackgram and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and fry them till they become transparent.
  • Add in the mashed potatoes, slat, chili powder and turmeric powder. Mix them well and sprinkle little water.
  • Saute them well, till the water gets dry.
  • Transfer into a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot. This goes out well with steamed rice and sambhar.

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