Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes Review – Mishry (2024)
Looking for a super quick way to get mashed potatoes? Team Mishry highly recommends trying Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes.
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Aaahhh! On days when you require mashed potatoes instantly, the process of washing, boiling, cooling, peeling, and mashing potatoes seems like a long journey. But what if we found a quick fix here? Team Mishry got their hands on Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes and conducted a quick review at Mishry HQ.
From the taste to the convenience factor, every detail is covered in our Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes review below.
Yay or Nay?
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Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes – Quick Glance
All the details you need to know about Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes stated in the table:
|Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes
|Mishry Rating (on 5)
Our Review Factors
What are we expecting? We expect fresh tasting mashed potatoes that involves a hassle free preparation process.
To test Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes we have set the following parameters:
The texture of these mashed potatoes was gauged at two stages – in the dry state and post adding warm water. Do they come together easily? Soft or dry and chalky?
We are looking for fresh tasting mashed potatoes. It should not have any stale or off-putting taste. Do these have a characteristic starchiness?
How convenient are these to prepare? Are the instructions clearly mentioned?
4. Other Parameters
The packaging, price, and shelf life were other parameters of our review process.
Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
Our review pack of 200 gm is priced at Rs. 50. It has a shelf life of one year. The outer pack is brown and orange in color. The best part is that the pack is resealable which makes it convenient to store after use.
How To Use Them?
The back of the pack mentions a recipe for preparing aloo paratha. In addition, it also mentions other possible uses including – pav bhaji, cutlets, vada and other recipes where there is a requirement of mashed potatoes. You can also use them as a binding agent.
How We Made It?
We prepared aloo tikkis using these instant mashed potatoes. The primary reason why we decided to prepare tikkis is to gauge the texture in a better way. For our review process, we followed the below mentioned steps:
- We started by adding in ½ cup of the dry potato flakes.
- Then slowly and gradually we added warm water until it turned into a mashed potato dough-like consistency.
- The tikki was seasoned using basic ingredients – cumin, salt and red chili powder. We used Orika’s red chili powder here.
We cooked them on Vinod’s non-stick tawa using a small amount of ghee.
We chose not to season the tikki with too much masalas as we wanted to examine the actual flavor of the potato.
We found this instant mashed potato to be super convenient. To rehydrate these potatoes all you need is to add some warm water. We really appreciate how within a second a perfect potato dough was formed.
Not to forget, shaping the aloo tikkis using these potatoes was super easy.
Fresh and starchy! These instant mashed potatoes taste excellent. It does not have any off-putting or stale taste.
Moving on, let’s talk about the texture. The raw potato flakes were thin, crisp and free from any moisture. As we added warm water, these became slightly sticky and starchy (which is a basic characteristic of potatoes).
- Super quick way to get mashed potatoes.
- Easy to prepare.
- Can be used in a variety of dishes.
- Fresh and starchy.
- The packaging is resealable.
If you do not use potatoes regularly and require them occasionally, then Amul’s Instant Mashed Potatoes can be a good option to go for. Also, if you are pressed on time and cannot boil, cool, peel and mash potatoes, these bring in a lot of convenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Instant Mashed Potatoes by Amul.
Yes. Mashed potatoes combined with sauteed vegetables is a popular continental recipe. It is a delightful mix of potatoes, cream, butter with sauteed vegetables.
Depending upon how you prepare them and how much you eat them, mashed potatoes can be healthy. However, do note that potatoes are high in carbohydrates.
These mashed potatoes contain no preservatives.
This pack of 200 gm mashed potatoes will fluff up and get you about 1.3 kg of aloo. If you check the current price of one kg potato it is somewhere between 30 to 35 kg. Considering that these mashed potatoes are pretty cost-effective.
These mashed potatoes have a shelf life of one year.
The crux of our review is that Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes are starchy and have a fresh taste. It is hands down a quick way to get mashed potatoes without any added effort. Team Mishry gives the product a green signal.
Have you tried Amul Instant Mashed Potatoes yet? How was your experience?