For your upcoming holiday and Christmas dinners, try adding a bit of delicious spice and Indian flavours to one of your side dishes.
In our books, tradition is always a good thing! But perhaps doing a 'switch up' on a side dish can surprise your guests with something different.
Arvinda's Curry Masala is a nice blend to spice up potatoes. Sweet potatoes always pair nicely with some good curry flavour. Enjoy!
Curried Sweet Potato Mash
1 lb. sweet potatoes (about 4 small), peeled and cubed
½ lb. potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and cubed
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. ghee or butter
1 tbsp. Arvinda’s Curry Masala (I use 2 tbsp. but the flavour is intense)
1/8 cup heavy cream
sea salt, to taste
¼ tsp. Arvinda’s Garam Masala or chili powder, to garnish
Method: In a pressure cooker, add sweet potatoes, potatoes and salt. Cover with water and cook for 10 minutes until they are tender enough to mash. (If you don’t own a pressure cooker, boil on stovetop – this should take around 20 minutes).
Drain water. Using a potato masher (or fork) mash sweet potatoes and potatoes.
In a large skillet, melt ghee on medium heat. Add Arvinda’s Curry Masala and mix. Fold in mashed sweet potatoes and potatoes and coat with masala. Fold in heavy cream.
Serve in a bowl and garnish with Arvinda’s Garam Masala or chili powder. Serves 2-4.