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Mashed Potatoes

Silky smooth, creamy and delicious mashed potatoes are a great accompaniment to grilled or roasted poultry or steak. Load it up with some grated cheese and watch it disappear within minutes!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine International
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Shireen Sequeira @ www.ruchikrandhap.com


  • 750 grams potatoes about 3 medium - large ones
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Grated cheese, to serve (optional)


  • Pressure cook the potatoes with their skins on (unpeeled) for 5-6 whistles. When the cooker cools down to room temperature remove the potatoes. Once they have cooled, peel them and mash well using a potato masher or fork.
  • Heat milk in a heavy based kadai/wok and add the mashed potatoes and mix well. Add the salt, cream cheese, butter and mix some more
  • Season with pepper if desired and serve hot as a side.


To make the potatoes less soggy, instead of placing them directly in a pressure cooker you can place them in a small pan that fits comfortably inside the cooker. Place this pan on a cooker stand and pressure cook as usual. This technique will prevent the potatoes from absorbing excess water in case you get delayed to open the cooker.