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Smashed Chilli Potatoes Recipe

Smashed Chilli Potatoes Recipe

Smashed Chilli Potatoes Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 3


  • 680 g Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 clove  Garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp Butter
  • 1-2 tbsp Green Chilli Paste
  • Salt To Taste


  • Steam the potatoes in the instant pot for 7 minutes, manual/quick release. If you don't have an Instant Pot then parboil them till a fork goes through - not super soft.
  • Press the potatoes down with the back of a fork to "crack" them just a little - those beautiful bits will get lots of flavour.
  • Heat the oil in a large wok, add the clove of garlic, stir fry 30 seconds.
  • Add 2 tbsp of butter, tip in the potatoes as soon as it melts.
  • Now put in 1 tsp of green chilli paste and a few pinches of salt and stir fry on high heat till most of the smashed edges are crispy and golden - 5 to 7 minutes
  • Taste for seasoning and see if you want to add the remaining green chillies and butter. Serve hot. These reheat well on the wok too. 


  • If you don't have green chilli paste then simply grind 3-6 green chillies with a little water. You can also mince a few, but the taste will change a little. 

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