Vegan mashed potatoes are especially known as aloo chokha in India. This is one of the popular most common dish in many states in India. Indian mashed potatoes are quick, dairy-free, gluten-free dish. These are the best sides to make for a quick dinner.
Normally mashed potatoes are simple, creamy ones with lots of fats added to it. But when we talk about Indian style, it's more of spices we add into it. There are many ways to make vegan mashed potatoes in Indian style.
In the Indian way, mashed potatoes are cooked in so many ways and most are vegan only as we use only ghee as a dairy product. But to make simply vegan replace ghee (melted butter) with any vegetable oil.
Some of the mashed potato recipes are simple and some are cooked and with a lot of spices. Both categories taste great. Potatoes are versatile vegetables that blend well with any vegetable with any spices.
Simple mashed potatoes: - This is the recipe you will find on the recipe card below.
Spicy mashed potatoes: - In this recipe, First saute onion, cumin seeds/ mustard seeds, ginger-garlic, and all ground spices. This is a spicier mashed potato that is used as a companion for Indian Poori (poori Bhaji), to stuff in masala dosa, uttapam, or stuff in bread slice and make your potato sandwich.
Simple sauteed mashed potatoes (Vegan): Take mashed potatoes in a bowl. Prepare tempering with oil/ ghee, cumin seeds/ mustard seeds, sliced onions, crushed garlic, green chilies. Keep on low flame as it may burn on high heat. When onions are translucent, add the tempering with oil to the mashed potatoes. Season with salt.
Mashed potatoes for Fasting Days:- You may not find this particular recipe on my blog as I felt this is really simple one. And this is not vegan normally as pre ghee (melted unsalted butter is used). Add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Then add mashed potatoes and add only rock salt and black pepper powder. Many don't eat cumin seeds also in fasting days (like my family).
Also read other vegan potato recipes here:
Recipe Card for Indian Mashed Potatoes
Vegan Mashed Potatoes (In Indian Style)
- 4 medium potatoes
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 2 garlic pods
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp mustard oil
- 1 green chilli finely chopped
- Pressure cook potatoes for 4 whistles or till its cooked.
- Then open the lid when pressure released.
- Now peel off skin of potatoes.
- Put them on a plate or mixing bowl.
- let if cool for some time.
- Mash potatoes with a masher.
- Now add finely chopped onion, green chillies, salt and mustard oil.
- Give it a nice stir.
- Indian aloo chokha is ready.
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