Friday, January 28, 2011

Alu Bharta

Potato is a common favourite of Amchis and Bongs. This dish easily booked a spot in my Comfort Food list. Alu Bharta could be prepared in umpteen ways. This version was taught to me by my kids’ nanny Savitha. Her version also had a boiled egg. She would place an egg amidst potatoes in pressure cooker for boiling. That was the first time I came to know that eggs could be boiled in pressure cooker too…

Alu bharta + Steamed Rice + Dal / Rasam = Bliss + Comfort for me

…….And I believe many can vouch for this.

Potatoes – 3, medium sized
Red chillies – 1 or 2 based on spice tolerance
Onion – 1 small, sliced
Mustard oil – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Egg – 1 optional

1.      Boil potatoes, peel and mash together. (Along with egg if using it)
2.      Deep fry red chillies in oil till crisp, remove from oil, press wth hands into flakes and keep aside.
3.      Saute sliced onions in mustard oil till golden brown.
4.      Add mashed potatoes, salt and red chilli flakes. Keep stirrng on medium flame till they are mixed well and the mash turns reddish.

This goes out to Veggie / Fruit a Month: Potato hosted by Divya originated by Priya

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  1. Yummm, so tempting alu bharta,can have it with anything..

  2. Looks like potato cake... sure will be a hit among kids too..

  3. Truly the combination which you have mentioned is a real comfort food, the aloo bharta looks so yummy

  4. hey, that's new. Never added egg in my alu bharta.


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