Aaloo Ka Bharta

mashed potato
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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Aaloo Ka Bharta or seasoned, mashed potato Indian-style has its home in the state of Bihar in North India. Serve it with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) topped with ghee.

What You'll Need

  • 5 large potatoes (mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or canola or sunflower oil)
  • 1 large onion (chopped very fine)
  • 8 to 10 cloves garlic (chopped very fine)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 piece ginger (1 inch, grated)
  • 3 dry red chillies
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • Garnish: chopped coriander leaves

How to Make It

  1. Put the mashed potato in a large bowl and keep aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a small pan and add the cumin seeds to it. When the seeds stop spluttering, add the onion, ginger, and garlic and fry till soft.
  3. Add this to the mashed potato.
  4. Roast the dry red chilies till they begin to release their aroma. Crush coarsely and sprinkle over the potato.
  5. Pour the mustard oil over the potato and now mix all the ingredients to blend well.
  1. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) topped with ghee.