Potato Filling for Bagels


On the days where brunch tops the day's meal, a potato filling for bagels comes in handy—something quick, delicious, and filling in the making.

What type of potato is best for filling?

Don't start with the wrong potatoes. To guarantee the best filling for bagels, choosing the right variety of potatoes is the key.

To achieve that potato perfection, choose the potatoes that are great for making a mash, and nothing beats the Desiree potatoes. They are waxy outside and floury inside, making them perfect for a mash spread.

The other varieties that make an excellent mash for filling the bagels are Marabel, Maris piper, Rooster and Vivaldi.

This potato filling can be used as a topping or filling for any sandwiches, wraps and not just bagels.
I often make this filling and sweet potato spread for my kids' lunchbox. It makes an easy snack on the go! we have used this filling to make stuffed parathas.

We included some more vegetable goodness by adding green peas, green beans, carrots, and the decision to include fresh coriander took this topping altogether to a different level. The result was just yum!

Here is the recipe.


veg bagels

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Makes: topping for four bagels


3 medium potatoes(boiled, but left in hot water until use)
8-10 green beans(thinly chopped)
3 tbsp of green peas
2 carrots, finely chopped
1" piece of fresh ginger(grated)
1/2 bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
salt to-taste

Cucumber slices and sesame seeds - for garnishing.


First, cut the bagel into two halves and toast each half into a toaster or in an oven slightly.

While the bagels are getting toasted, put beans, peas, ginger into a pan with a few drops of water and stir fry them until soft but crunchy.

Then remove the boiled potatoes from the hot water, peel the skin and mash them with salt and half the coriander leaves to form a lump-free spread.

Use this mash as a base layer, spread the vegetables on top of the potato, and garnish fresh carrots.

1) These bagels can make a substantial breakfast or a light brunch and be easily transported as a travel/lunch box companion. 

2) You can mix all the ingredients into one spread and use it as a filling or a topping as well.

3) You can add any other vegetables of your choice or even skip all the vegetables and season the potato mash and use it as a filling.


Serving Suggestions:

We had these bagels spread topped with some cucumber slices and few sprinkles of sesame seeds for the extra crunch. Try it!



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  1. Must try this recipe. At first I thought it was doughnuts with an exxciting topping! Yours is much healthier than that. :-)

    1. There are loads of variations to try as toppings for this recipe and we can call them as veg doughnuts. ☺


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