It’s quite amazing to know that different regional Indian cuisines have heirloom and classic recipes that are naturally vegan and gluten free. I mean, you really don’t have to take that extra mile to make these so. One such preparation is the Aloo Chokha. An easy-peasy spiced potato mash from the very rustic Bihari cuisine. I’m sure the moment you try this Aloo Chokha recipe, you’ll instantly add it to your list of favorites.
This Aloo Chokha might appear like an aloo bharta at first look, but it definitely is not your usual bharta. The potatoes in this recipe are not charred. But are boiled or steamed.
One of the ingredient that is the highlight of this recipe is mustard oil, which gives the aloo ka chokha a slightly pungent flavor. So, I would suggest not skipping it, if you want to keep the essence intact.
The recipe is again very easy to prepare. It can be quickly made by someone who’s new to the kitchen or even a bachelor. Boil or steam the potatoes, peel, mash, mix with the other ingredients and it is ready to serve.
You can serve aloo chokha with litti chokha or can even serve it as a side dish with any North Indian meal. You can easily scale this recipe as per your needs.
How to make Aloo Chokha
1. First wash 2 medium-sized potatoes (160 grams) in fresh water. Then boil or steam the potatoes in a stovetop pressure cooker, steamer or electric cooker or in a pan adding water as required.
Allow them to become warm.
2. When the potatoes become warm, peel and mash them in a bowl.
3. Then add the following ingredients to the mashed potatoes:
- ⅓ cup chopped onion
- ½ teaspoon chopped green chilies
- 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped coriander leaves
- ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
4. Now add ½ teaspoon mustard oil and ½ teaspoon lemon juice.
5. Mix very well. Check the taste and add more salt, lemon juice or green chilies if required.
6. Serve aloo chokha with litti chokha or as a side dish with any North Indian meal. For a change, you can also use aloo ka chokha as a stuffing for sandwiches and grill or toast them.
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Aloo ka chokha is spiced mashed potatoes dish from the Bihari cusine.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
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First boil or steam 2 medium potatoes (160 grams) till they are thoroughly cooked. Allow them to become warm. You can steam them in a pan or electric rice cooker or pressure cook them in 1.25 to 1.5 cups water for 5 to 6 whistles.
When the potatoes become warm, peel and mash them.
Add 1/3 cup chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon chopped green chilies, 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic, 2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves, 1/2 teaspoon mustard oil and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice.
Mix very well. Check the taste and add more salt, lemon juice or green chilies if required.
Serve aloo chokha with litti chokha or as a side dish with any north indian meal.
- This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
- For an authentic taste use mustard oil and don’t skip adding it.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This Aloo Chokha post from archives first published in September 2016 has been updated and republished on January 2023.