Sunday, March 22, 2009

AalOo ChoKhA!

This is one of my favorite dishes since I was a little kid. We're basically from U.P, and this dish is a hot favorite and more or less a staple there. Its v.simple and the uses are quite here goes!

Ingredients :

4-5 boiled potatoes, peeled.
1-2 green chillies [if you can't stand them, use red chilli powder.]
Onion- 1 large
Garlic- 3 pods.
Pickle - Chilli or mango.
2 Tablespoons Mustard oil.
Salt to taste.

Method :

Mash potatoes
Finely chop onions and crush Garlic pods.
Mix onion, garlic, mustard oil, chopped green chillies/ chilli powder, salt and pickles with the mashed potatoes.
Now, you don't have to cook this mixture, in our village, we don't cook it...but you may be worried about the smell of onions/garlic, so feel free to cook it a bit. Traditionally theres no need.

Garnish with chopped Coriander!

You can eat this with Arhar[yellow] daal and rice...or make a sandwich out of it, wrap it in a chapati. For the sake of your heart, don't add ghee/butter etc even to the sandwich, because its a v.healthy and low calorie dish otherwise.

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