Turmeric Mashed Potatoes (Pav Bhaji) is a beautiful potato and vegetable dish with turmeric and garnished with cilantro and red onions.
Potatoes often get a bad rep but hear me out. This is usually because they are sliced and deep-fried in vegetable oil or mashed with tons of butter and heavy cream. But what about healthier cooking methods like roasting, boiling, and steaming?
Potatoes are a carbohydrate (a starchy vegetable) and as with any other carbohydrate, my recommendation is to make sure you’re enjoying it alongside a high-quality protein source, healthy fat, and of course plenty of fiber.
This delicious Turmeric Mashed Potato recipe is simple to make, heats up for great leftovers as a side dish, and has proven to be a crowd-pleaser with our friends and family.
We’ve chatted about the nutritional benefits of turmeric before at Nutrition Stripped and how easy it is to incorporate healthy ingredients (like fresh herbs and spices) into dishes that can be reheated throughout the week and still taste delicious. We found that this Turmeric Mashed Potato recipe was a perfect match of using fresh herbs and spices and having fun with leftovers.
We can’t take the full credit for this genius recipe. It is traditionally a popular Indian street food, called Pav Bahji, and inspired by chef Priya Krishna. We made only slight adjustments by adding coconut yogurt.
After making this dish three weeks in a row, we quickly realized how versatile it could be on the table. We initially paired the side with our Tofu Tikka Masala recipe, but soon found out it is great with just about anything you would serve that pairs well with veggies.
If you are like us and love potatoes, but you still want a healthier version and are feeling a little adventurous, try this super easy recipe at home. We have a feeling you will love it as much as we do!