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Samosa Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 4 to 6

All of the delicious flavor from your favorite Indian restaurant samosas, but none of the laborious shaping and frying.


  • 1-1/4 lb.  Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 3/4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3/4 tsp. garam masala
  • 3/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • Generous pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh cilantro, more to garnish
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 240
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 140
  • Fat (g): 15
  • Saturated Fat (g): 9
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4
  • Cholesterol (mg): 45
  • Sodium (mg): 680
  • Carbohydrates (g): 23
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Sugar (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 4


  • Put the potatoes in a large pot of  water, season generously with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Drain.
  • Melt the butter in the same saucepan. Add the onion, and cook, stirring, until very soft, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the garam masala, turmeric, cumin, and cayenne; cook, stirring, until fragrant. Add the cream and 1 tsp. salt, and bring to a simmer.
  • Return the potatoes to the pan and mash. Stir in the peas and warm through. Stir in the cilantro, and serve garnished with more cilantro and a lemon wedge, if you like.


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Reviews (5 reviews)

  • jlw8888 | 11/10/2021

    These potatoes were delicious! My guests could not leave them alone. Unfortunately, no leftovers.

  • BeginnerCookLisa | 08/02/2020

    OMG. These are sooooooo good. I had Morton's kosher salt and have learned (shhhh from another cooking magazine) to double the salt if I am using Mortons. Perfect! I think I will try "peels on" next time and not mash quite as much. This is DEFINITELY A MAKE AGAIN.

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