Microwave Cooking For Beginners

Easy Tempered Mashed Potato in Microwave

  • 4 medium potatoes – peeled
  • 5 cloves garlic – chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 5 tbsp butter

For Indian style topping

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 pinch hing ( asafoetida)
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1-2 green chillies  (slit them in the middle)


Pierce the peeled potatoes all over with a  knife and microwave on high power until tender, about 5 – 7 minutes. .Mash the potatoes using a fork. Set Aside

In a microwave safe bowl put the milk. Microwave on high until just simmering, about 45 seconds.

Add butter , garlic , salt , pepper & mashed potatoes to the bowl with milk. Continue mashing till the desired consistency is reached.

For The Tempering

In a microwave safe bowl , add butter , hing (Asafoetida) , green chillies, cumin seeds . Heat on High for 1 minute.

Add this tempering on the top of mashed potatoes, mix well.

Your tempered mashed potatoes are ready to eat.

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