Aromatic Garlic, Chilli and Coriander Vegetable Mash

, from Issue #49. August, 2015
Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Aromatic Garlic, Chilli and Coriander Vegetable Mash

Food editor, Claire Aldous, gives the classic mash an aromatic twist by incorporating grated ginger, crushed garlic, chopped coriander, and chilli. This tasty creation might just become a regular occurrence at your dinner table!


700 grams floury potatoes (I used Agria)
2 carrots
2 medium parsnips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
large knob of butter
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 long red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
small handful coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves reserved
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Peel all the vegetables and cut into medium-sized chunks. Cook in plenty of boiling salted water until tender. Drain well then tip back into the saucepan and place over a low heat to drive off excess moisture. Mash coarsely.

Put the oil and all the remaining ingredients except the coriander leaves, in a small saucepan over a medium heat and sizzle together for 1 minute until fragrant.

Tip onto the vegetables and stir together. Season and add the coriander leaves.