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Assamese Aloo Pitika - a brass bowl with mashed potatoes, cilantro, mustard oil, green chillies and onion on a mat, with green chillies and cilantro alongside
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Assamese Aloo Pitika - Mashed Potato in Mustard Oil

Easy Assamese Aloo Pitika - mashed potatoes in mustard oil, with onions and hot green chillies. Vegan, gluten free, this is a simple North East Indian dish
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Sujata Shukla


  • 2 Potatoes or about 2 cups when peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon mustard oil
  • ½ cup sliced onions
  • 2 Green chillies or 2 teaspoons of sliced chillies
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • coriander leaves for garnish


  • Set the potatoes to boil. I used a pressure cooker and cooked till 3 whistles so the potatoes became soft and fully cooked. The timings above are based on the same.
  • Meanwhile prepare the other ingredients: Slice the chilies, onions (small pieces) and mince the coriander leaves
  • When the cooker is ready to open, peel the potatoes and then mash them as you would for chokha. Check that there are no chunks of un-mashed potato
    3 small potatoes, boiled and peeled , in a bowl with a blue checked cloth on one side
  • Add salt, chilli, onion slices and mustard oil. Mix it all well. Either mix in the coriander leaves (which is what I did) or use them as garnish. Serve with rice and dhal or with roti, whatever you please!
    Mustard oil being added to mashed potatoes from a red spoon