Steam the potatoes until completely soft. Remove from heat and then mash the potatoes. Heat up olive oil in a nonstick pan, then add onion and bay leaf. Sauté for 20 minutes until the onion is crisp. Remove the bay leaf and add spices: Hawaj soup mix, salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 minute, until all the onion is blended into the spice mixture. Add the potatoes to the spice mixture and blend thoroughly. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.