Chokha is an accompaniment of the popular Bihari dish litti chokha. It can be prepared using different vegetables such as eggplant, tomato, or potato. It can even be prepared by combining any two of these vegetables such as eggplant and tomato or potato and tomato. The most popular one is the eggplant or baigan ka chokha.
Aloo chokha is smashed boiled potatoes, flavored with mustard oil, onions, fresh coriander, green chilies, lemon, garlic, .etc. It makes a great accompaniment to litti which are basically basked whole wheat balls with the interesting sattu stuffing.
Litti chokha is a very popular dish from the state of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is relished by one and all. Litti has a stuffing of sattu which is a very healthy ingredient. This dish has peculiar flavors, the pungency of mustard oil and garlic, freshness of coriander leaves, green chilies, the bite of onions, tanginess of lemon juice, etc. Let’s have a look at the ingredients required for aloo chokha:
Boiled Potatoes: Boiled potatoes are mashed and flavored to make this simple side dish for litti.
Fresh ingredients: Onions, garlic, fresh coriander, green chilies, lemon juice are used to flavor aloo chokha.
Mustard Oil: This adds the distinct flavor to the chokha recipes.
Potato recipes are everyone’s favorite and therefore potatoes are used in a number of recipes. Be it the very popular jeera aloo, or aloo tamatar or a potato recipe from the state of Manipur i.e. Alu Kangmet.
Serve it with litti for a weekend lunch.
1.This recipe serves 2-3 persons.
2.Roast boiled and peeled potatoes for 7-9 minutes. This is an optional step. As such for the aloo chokha recipe, the potatoes are not roasted. However I like the flavor of roasted potatoes over boiled ones, therefore I prefer to roast the potatoes. I also like to roast the garlic. You can keep it raw.
3.Mash the potatoes and garlic cloves.
4.Add the remaining ingredients i.e. 2 tbsp chopped onions, a handful of chopped coriander leaves, 1 chopped green chili, juice of ½ a lemon, ½-1 tsp mustard oil and salt to taste.
5.Mix everything well.
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 15 minutes
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