Today I am posting a delicious side dish recipe from Bihari cuisines – it is Aloo Chokha recipe. It is very famous in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is a simple recipe, very quick and easy to prepare and with few ingredients. I have made Aloo Chokha in Bengali style. It can be served with Roti/Paratha or Rice and Dal. You can prepare different types of snacks with Aloo Chokha , like Chops,Cutlets and Aloo Paratha. Add little roasted masala or garam masala and make these delicious snacks.
Cooking time – 35 minutes. Served – 4
- Potato – 400 grams.
- Dry red chilly – 1
- Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
- Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp.
- Onion (large) – 1 (finely chopped)
- Garlic cloves – 4(finely chopped)
- Green chilly – 2 (chopped)
- Salt to taste
- Sugar – a pinch.
- Oil – 3 tbsp.
- Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp.
- Lemon juice – 1 tsp.
Wash and pressure cook the potatoes (with skins) till soft. Put the potatoes in a colander, allow to cool. Peel the skins off. Using a potato grater grate them. You can mash them with hand also. Keep the mashed potato aside.
Heat 3 tbsp.of oil in a frying pan, add dry red chilly and cumin seeds and stir. When the cumin looks brown add mustard seeds. When splutters add onion and garlic, fry for 1 minute. Add the mashed potato, salt,sugar and chopped green chilly. Mix all the ingredients properly. Cook on slow heat for 5 to 6 minutes with stirring continuously.
Remove pan from the heat, mix pepper powder and lemon juice. Delicious Aloo Chokha is ready to serve. Garnish with green chilly. Enjoy.