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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Aloo Bhorta ~ Bangladeshi Comfort Food Recipe


Alu Ka Bharta Bangladeshi Cuisine
Aloo Bhorta



Aloo Bhorta
Aloo Bhorta

I am here with a recipe for Aloo Bhorta for this month's Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge with the theme as 'Bangladeshi Cuisine'. I really had no idea of the recipe I wanted to prepare, as we rarely think of going out of the way and prepare a dish which we have not even tasted much. Before selecting any recipe for my blog, I always keep my readers in mind who expect an easy recipe with all the ingredients that are easily accessible. I scanned through a number of recipes and then stumbled upon Aloo Bhorta which is known to be a Bangladeshi comfort food. 

Aloo Bhorta resembles a lot with Aloo Bhujia or Paliya which is served along with a Masala Dosa. Apparently, Aloo Bhorta is served as a side dish along with rice and curry. I had never tasted this dish anytime before, but the reason I got hooked on it was mainly due to my niece Faiza. This was when she happened to taste a Hyderabadi version of this dish called Alu Ka Bharta in a wedding buffet. The way she described the dish I could assume that it was a simple and flavorful mashed potato dish with minimal spices. 

If you really want to relish the Bangladeshi Aloo Bhorta, do not skip the mustard oil. Mustard oil is a primary ingredient in most of the Bengali dishes, be it fish seafood, meat, chicken or vegetables. I also liked the garlicky flavor in Aloo Bhorta with fiery red chilies and the crunch from raw onion.  



Aloo Bhorta
Aloo Bhorta

Aloo Bhorta ~ Bangladeshi Comfort Food Recipe


A Bangladeshi version of mashed potato with garlicky flavor served as side dish with rice.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 - 30 minutes
1 cup = 250 ml capacity
Serves 4

Ingredients:

3 medium size potatoes (boiled & grated)
4 cloves of garlic
5 dry red chilies
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 small onion sliced (for frying)
2 tablespoon mustard oil
Salt
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
2 tablespoon ghee

Instructions:

1. Boil potatoes and grate.
2. Heat mustard oil in a small pan till it starts to smoke. When the smell of oil reduces, add chopped garlic and dry red chilies. Fry for few minutes cools and grind to a smooth paste.
3. In the same pan fry, 1 small onion sliced till soft and light brown.
4. Take a large bowl and add grated potatoes, garlic and red chili paste, fried onion, 1/2 cup finely chopped raw onion, chopped coriander leaves and salt.
5. Mix well till fully combined. Taste and adjust the salt.
6. Serve warm with ghee on top.

5 comments:

  1. Anything with aaloo is a winner! Such a simple recipe, would be lovely to eat with pooris...

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  2. Potato is really a soul food!This looks so yummy and simple!Wanna try it!

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  3. Looks so good!I had this in mind but then turned to dal :)

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  4. I had tried this...its really a unique recipe from the regular bhaji recipes ...really loved it ..i feel we can also make cutlets from the same ..

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