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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


  • 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


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!


  • 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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