Tri-Coloured Mashed Potato Swirls
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Tri-Coloured Mashed Potato Swirls for Independence Day

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Tri-coloured mashed potato swirls are the perfect snack for Independence Day! They look so elegant and taste delicious. I know this year is different from the previous year because of the pandemic. But we can still celebrate India’s 74th Independence Day from the safety of our homes. Make these cheesy mashed potato swirls at home and observe this day with your loved ones.

Tri-Coloured Mashed Potato Swirls for Independence Day

Tri-coloured mashed potato swirls are really fun and easy to make at home. You just need a few ingredients for this recipe, which I’m sure are already present in your pantry. This recipe takes very less time to prepare and will lift your mood instantly.

I got inspired to make this recipe after I came across the picture of “Duchess Potatoes”. This is a classic French side dish which is made with mashed potatoes, egg, milk, butter and salt. In this, the potato mixture is piped into different shapes and baked until golden.

Tri-Coloured Mashed Potato Swirls for Independence Day

So for this recipe, I have divided the potato mixture into three parts. To resemble the tricolours of the Indian flag, I have added cheddar cheese and a few more ingredients to the first mixture. This will give us the orange colour of the flag. To the second mixture, I have not added any colour. This will give us the white colour of the flag. For the third colour of the flag i.e. green, I have added coriander leaves paste into the mixture. Then piped them into swirls and baked until they become lightly golden in colour. Serve them as a tea time snack and make your day extra special.

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Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 50 min | Total Time: 1 hr 10 min

Yield: 15-20 potato swirls

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 large potatoes (approx. 500g), peeled and diced
  • 2 large garlic clove, finely chopped or minced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • Salt to taste
  • Melted butter, for basting
For the orange mix:
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp milk
For the green mix:
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves paste

Cooking Directions:

To make tri-coloured mashed potatoes:
how to cook potatoes for mashed potatoes

Bring water to a boil in a pot over medium-high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the flame to medium-low. Add diced potatoes and salt. Then cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

how to cook potatoes for mashed potatoes

Remove the lid and check if the potatoes are soft. Then take a sieve and drain the potatoes.

mashed potatoes

Place the sieve over a clean bowl. Then with the back of a ladle, mash the potatoes and pass then through the sieve into the bowl.

fried garlic

Take a small pan and heat it over medium flame. Add butter and allow it to melt. Then add chopped garlic. Fry it for a couple of minutes until they are lightly golden and fragrant.

duchess potatoes

Add this butter and garlic mixture into the mashed potatoes. Then add grated parmesan cheese, milk, egg yolks and salt (see recipe note). Mix well.

cheddar cheese mixture

Take a small bowl, add grated cheddar cheese, turmeric powder, paprika powder and milk. Mix well.

mashed potatoes - 3 types

Evenly divide the mashed potato mixture into three parts. Add the cheddar cheese mixture into one bowl and give it a good mix. The potato will become orange in colour. To the second bowl, add coriander leaves paste and mix well. This will make the mixture green. We won’t be adding anything to the third bowl and will leave it as it is. This will give us a white/cream colour for the tri-coloured potato swirls.

To make the potato swirls:

Line a baking tray with baking/parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180-degree Celsius.

Tri-Coloured Mashed Potato in piping bag

Take a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Place the bag horizontally on the kitchen counter and pour the green coloured potato mixture on one side. Then on top of the green coloured mixture, pour the white/cream coloured potato mixture. After that pour the orange mixture.

Tri-Coloured Mashed Potato Swirls for Independence Day

Pipe the mashed potato over the baking tray and make swirls. Apply melted butter over them and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Tri-Coloured Mashed Potato Swirls for Independence Day

Take them out of the oven and serve hot!

Recipe Note:

  • Don’t add too much salt at once. Since we have boiled the potatoes with salt, also both butter and cheese are salted.

Take a look at some other tricolour recipes:

Tri-Coloured Mashed Potato Swirls

Tri-Coloured Mashed Potato Swirls

Sneha Paul
Tri-coloured mashed potato swirls are the perfect snack for Independence Day!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine French
Servings 20 potato swirls

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 large potatoes (approx. 500g) peeled and diced
  • 2 large garlic clove finely chopped or minced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • Salt to taste
  • Melted butter for basting

For the orange mix:

  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp milk

For the green mix:

  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves paste

Instructions
 

To make tri-coloured mashed potatoes:

  • Bring water to a boil in a pot over medium-high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the flame to medium-low. Add diced potatoes and salt. Then cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Remove the lid and check if the potatoes are soft. Then take a sieve and drain the potatoes.
  • Place the sieve over a clean bowl. Then with the back of a ladle, mash the potatoes and pass then through the sieve into the bowl.
  • Take a small pan and heat it over medium flame. Add butter and allow it to melt. Then add chopped garlic. Fry it for a couple of minutes until they are lightly golden and fragrant.
  • Add this butter and garlic mixture into the mashed potatoes. Then add grated parmesan cheese, milk, egg yolks and salt (see recipe note). Mix well.
  • Take a small bowl, add grated cheddar cheese, turmeric powder, paprika powder and milk. Mix well.
  • Evenly divide the mashed potato mixture into three parts. Add the cheddar cheese mixture into one bowl and give it a good mix. The potato will become orange in colour. To the second bowl, add coriander leaves paste and mix well. This will make the mixture green. We won’t be adding anything to the third bowl and will leave it as it is. This will give us a white/cream colour for the tri-coloured potato swirls.

To make the potato swirls:

  • Line a baking tray with baking/parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180-degree Celsius.
  • Take a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Place the bag horizontally on the kitchen counter and pour the green coloured potato mixture on one side. Then on top of the green coloured mixture, pour the white/cream coloured potato mixture. After that pour the orange mixture.
  • Pipe the mashed potato over the baking tray and make swirls. Apply melted butter over them and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Take them out of the oven and serve hot!

Notes

  • Don’t add too much salt at once. Since we have boiled the potatoes with salt, also both butter and cheese are salted.
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