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
Servings: 2 cups
- 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
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!