Aloo Pitika/ Assamese side dish/ Mashed potato with ginger

Assam's version of mashed potatoes is delightfully simple yet flavorful recipe. The addition of mustard oil takes it to a different level. I came across a friend from assam who could survive on this recipe along with a bowl of rice for days together.It surprised me back then on the possibility of surviving on basic food. However, after having tasted it the way she ate, I realise it is almost similar to us preferring that dollop of ghee on hot steaming rice along with methkut (podi).






Ingredients
Boiled potatoes
1 tspn ginger
salt to taste
green chilly paste (optional)
mustard oil/ vegetable oil + mustard paste
Method
1) Mash the skinned and boiled potatoes until there are no lumps.
2) Add a teaspoon of oil and salt while the potatoes are still warm.
3) Add the ginger and green chillies paste and mash till you get a smooth pulp.
4) Scoop a spoonful of the mixture and serve with warm rice and curry or oambal

I topped it with some mustard and green chilly paste mixed in oil for added zing



18 comments:

Manjula Bharath said...

delicious aloo pithika looks yummy dear :) I too love this assam version mashed potato a lot :)

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said...

simple yet tasty..

Priya Suresh said...

Seriously aloo pitika was in my list, then i changed my recipe, looks fabulous.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Potato lovers at home will surely love this.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

simple dishes can be enjoyed for days!!!! this surely is one!!

Sapana Behl said...

I like potato dishes and this looks perfect for me....

Priya Srinivasan said...

Simple, but brings such comfort!!! love the swirls and the mustard chilli paste on top!!!

Pavani N said...

Interesting potato curry.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Simple, quick and full of natural flavors!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Quite a simple dish but must have tasted delicious...

Srivalli said...

Wow really so simple..very nicely done Pradnya..

Archana Potdar said...

With so many potato crazy people at home this will be a hit. Simple yet delicious. My girls are sure to like this as a snack. ;)

Chef Mireille said...

simple and quick is always a plus

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

I planned to do this, but ended with other dish..Simple and yummy pitika..

Sreevalli E said...

Simple & delicious dish...Always love mashed potatoes.

Padmajha PJ said...

I made a different version of this and I can see why your friend loves this!!

Usha said...

Simple yet tasty pitika

vaishali sabnani said...

Mustard oil takes any dish to a different level..but at the same time lot of people do not like mustard oil...I love it and the combo with potato must be delicious.

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