Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Aloo Makha / Spicy Mashed Potato

At times when we decide to take a break and cook something very simple and light, its the time for Bengali Spicy Mashed Potato/Aloo Makha with white rice & dal. It reminds me of my childhood days back in India. I make the Aloo Makha spicy with Mustard oil and Green Chillies, it is the best comfort food when you are very tired and you just don't feel like cooking...

Ingredients: Aloo Makha/Spicy Mashed Potato
  • 2 Medium Sized Potato
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tsp Mustard Oil (Preferred)
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli
  • Green Chillies (as per taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala 
  • Chopped Cilantro

Boil the potatoes and peel the skin out. I boil them in the Microwave, putting in a Plastic Bag with a little bit of water in it. Meanwhile chop the onions and the green chillies. Heat 1tsp of Mustard Oil or any other oil in a pan, add the dried Red Chilli. Then add the chopped onions and fry till they become tender. Mash the potato in a bowl, add the fried onions, chopped green chillies, chopped Cilantro and mix well with salt and pepper. Season the mixture with Roasted Cumin Powder and Chaat Masala (available at any Indian Grocery Store) and mash them all together very well. If you do not like it spicy adjust the spices accordingly. Serve this with Rice and Dal (Lentil Soup).

1 comment:

  1. My husband will love this recipe. Thanks for sharing!!


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