South Indian Curry-Mashed Potatoes (Aloo Masala)

Aloo Masala (South Indian Potatoes)

Aloo Masala (South Indian Potatoes)
These flavorful mashed potatoes are spiced with mustard seeds, fresh curry leaves, turmeric, and ginger, and mixed with peas.Ingalls Photography

Some of the most popular toppings for savory South Indian–style dosas (fermented lentil and rice crêpes) include coconut chutney, sweet-sour tamarind sambar, and these flavorful mashed potatoes, which are spiced with mustard seeds, fresh curry leaves, turmeric, and ginger and mixed with peas. This recipe first appeared in our August/September 2014 special India issue.