Masala Mash in less than 10 minutes with Idahoan Buttery Mash!

When you’re working from home and spending time ticking things off your to-do list as well as jumping from one Zoom call to the next, sometimes it can be easy to neglect eating properly due to a sheer lack of time.

Here’s where Idahoan Buttery Mash is perfect! In a minute you can have delicious mash, and if you want to jazz it up, within 10 minutes you can turn it into a Masala Mash!

Here’s how…

First, I added the Idahoan Buttery Mash to boiling water as per packet instructions and it fluffed up in less than a minute! There are six other flavours available but for this recipe, the Buttery Mash works best.

Additional ingredients you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Handful curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 a teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (taste and adjust)
  • Handful of coriander to garnish

In a separate pan I heated the oil and when it was hot I added the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When these started to sizzle and pop, I added the Asafoetida, curry leaves, garlic paste, ginger paste, turmeric, chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala and salt.

I stirred in the mash to this and and mixed it all up well, letting it cook together for 3 minutes.

Once all mixed well, I took it off heat, added it in to my favourite bowl and garnished it with fresh coriander.

A delicious spruced up and very quick, convenient lunch from a fantastic store cupboard essential which doesn’t even take up that much room in your pantry cupboard!

There are six tasty flavours in total including Buttery, Classic, Roasted Garlic, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon & Cheese and Butter & Herb, RRP £1.50 and is available to buy in Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, Coop, Waitrose, One Stop and on Ocado.


About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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