Spicy Mashed Potatoes

According to my Grandma, every meal should have something spicy and tangy to make the food interesting. Every meal she serves always had a chutney, pickle or a salad as one of the mandatory side dish. This recipe is easy to make and spices up any boring meal . Enjoy 🙂 !

Prep Time : 15 mins                                Cook Time : 10 mins 
Serves : 4


  • 5 medium size boiled potatoes
  • 2 limes
  • 6 green chillies
  • 1 tsp Whole Timbur (Szechwan peppe)  or  1/2 tsp Timbur powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tsp Jimbu  (Himalayan Herb ~ a.Wallichhi ) / 1 tsp Kasturi Methi ( Dried Methi Leaves)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste


  1. Coarsely mash the boiled potatoes and add 1/2 cup of warm water and mix it so that it is semi-liquid.
  2. Make a paste of the green chillies, timbur and salt and mix into the mashed potatoes.
  3. Add turmeric, red chilli powder and lime juice to the potatoes and mix well.
  4. In a pan, heat the oil and add the Jimbu / Kasturi Methi. Remove from the heat and pour it over the potatoes and mix well.
  5. Adjust the salt, chillies and lemon according to your taste.
  6. Serve as a side dish to any  Indian/ Nepali meal.