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Masala Smashed Potatoes
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5 from 2 votes

Vegan Masala Smashed Potatoes

These Masala Smashed Potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, and they're flavored with a heady mix of spices and scallions. A vegan, gluten-free recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Masala smashed potatoes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 122kcal


  • 16 new potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled and smashed and chopped coarsely)
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder (garam masala is a fine substitute)
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala (optional-- you can sub with 1 teaspoon lemon juice)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro (minced)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 scallions (spring onions, optional, but try and use if you can-- the oniony flavor is marvelous with the potatoes)


  • Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted cold water, enough to cover the potatoes by an inch. Bring the water to a boil, cover the pot, and let the potatoes cook 8-10 minutes until they are fork-tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and set them aside.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the oil with the garlic. Saute the garlic until it begins to turn color. Turn off the heat and discard the garlic. Add all of spices-- curry powder, chaat masala, turmeric, paprika -- and the salt and coriander leaves to the oil. Mix well.
  • Spray a large baking sheet, or two smaller ones, with oil.
  • Place the potatoes on the sheet, a couple of inches apart. With the heel of your hand, flatten the potatoes, taking care not to break them.
  • Dab the masala oil on to the potatoes with a brush.
  • Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven for 45 minutes or until golden on top.
  • Remove to a plate, sprinkle on the scallions, and serve hot.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg