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Mashed Potatoes with Smoked Chilli

Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Every house has their own mashed potatoes recipe. Our potato mash is, as always, with a twist. There is no need to buy ready spice mixes and flavour enhancers if you know just a few tricks in the kitchen – and we will show you one of them.

You’ve probably seen recipes that call for liquid smoke to add a very special smoky flavour to a dish. In traditional kitchens, before a process to create additives with smoke flavour was created, different methods were used to add the same taste to the recipes. Watch the video below to learn how to add a smoky chilli flavour not just to you mash potatoes, but to any dish you like.

DISCLAIMER: be very careful when using this method in your kitchen. Open all doors and windows and make sure that there are no kids or sensitive people around. The fumes of burned chillies can make you cough really hard.



  • 4 boiled potatoes
  • 1 fresh green chilli
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • a handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tsp of mustard oil
  • salt to taste


Step 1. Peel and cut the potatoes. Add them to a mixing bowl

Step 2. De-seed and cut in small pieces the green chilli. Mince the garlic. Chop the onion and fresh coriander leaves. Add everything to the mixing bowl with potatoes.

Step 3. Take a fork and mash the potatoes together with the rest of ingredients.

Step 4. Add 2 tsp of mustard oil and salt. Mix and mash the potatoes once again.

Step 5. Now, smoke the dried red chilli. Cover it with a  thin layer of mustard oil and burn with a lighter above the mixing bowl with potatoes. The chilli should burn completely. Drop the ashes into the mixing bowl and mix everything thoroughly.

Serve in a desired shape.

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