aloo chokha

Aloo Chokha Recipe | How to Make Aloo Chokha

What is Aloo Chokha?

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.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Aloo Chokha recipe

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.

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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.

How to serve Aloo Chokha?

Serve it with litti for a weekend lunch.

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How to make Aloo Chokha?

1.This recipe serves 2-3 persons.

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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.

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3.Mash the potatoes and garlic cloves.

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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.

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5.Mix everything well.

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6.Bon appétit!

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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