Monday, 2 July 2012

Mashed Potato Indian Style(Aloo ka Bharta)



Mashed potatoes or aloo ka bharta is a delicious comfort food recipe.This recipe can be made with mustard oil/olive oil/vegetable oil or ghee(clarified butter). All you need is some boiled potatoes and some chopped onions and a few spices to enhance the flavor.This quick to make recipe can be made in various ways and the basic ingredients more or less remain the same.

Cheesy Mashed Potato(Bharta)
 Ingredients
Potatoes boiled-3 medium size
Processed cheese-2 cubes,grated
Garlic cloves-4-5,finely chopped
White pepper podwer-a pinch
Butter-1.5 teaspoon ,melted
 Salt to taste
Method
-Peel the boiled potatoes and mash them adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
-Heat the pan and add 1.5 teaspoons of melted butter.
-Now add the garlic and quicly saute fora few seconds and immediately add the mashed potato.
-Mix it well and add grated cheese on top and a pinch of white pepper.




Quick Mashed Potato(Bharta)
Ingredients
Potatoes boiled-3 medium size
Finely chopped onions-1/2
Finely chopped green chilli-1
Mustard oil/Melted ghee-1/2 teaspoon
Salte to taste

Method
-Peel the boiled potatoes.
-Take a container and add the potatoes and add salt and all the above ingredients.
-Wash your hands and mash the potatoes along with the ingredients.

Simple Mashed Potato(Bharta)
Ingredients
Potatoes boiled-3 medium size
Finely chopped onions-1/2
Finely chopped green chilli-1
Ginger,finely chopped-1/4 chopped
Fresh coriander leaves,finely chopped-1/4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1/4 teaspoon
Olive oil/Vegetable oil-1 teaspoon
Salte to taste


Method
-Peel the boiled potatoes and mash them adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
-Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and let it splutter.
-Add chopped green chillies and ginger.
-Now add the chopped onions and saute for 2-3 minutes.You need not cook the onions till golden brown.
-Now add the mashed potato to the pan and mix all the ingredients stirring it constantly.
-Garnish fresh coriander leaves.

South Indian Style Mashed Potato(Bharta)
Ingredients
Potatoes boiled-3 medium size
Finely chopped onions-1/2
Finely chopped green chilli-1
Green chillies,slitted-2
Curry leaves-5-6
Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Roasted peanuts-1.5 teaspoon crushed
Asafetida- a pinch.
Vegetable oil/sesame oil-1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Method
-Peel the boiled potatoes and mash them adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
-Heat the pan and add 1 teaspoon oil to it.
-Add the curry leaves,mustard seeds,slitted green chillies,and asafetida and  let it splutter.
-Add the chopped onions and the mashed potato now.
-Mix well stirring well occasionally.
-Add the roughly crushed roasted peanuts on top.

Quick Tips
  • Boil the potatoes the night before and cool them and keep in the refrigerator.This will help you save time.
  • The bharta can be used as a stuffing for dosas,wraps and even sandwich.
  • The bharta tastes best with khichdi,plain rice or chapati.
Quick Mashed Potato(Bharta)
Ingredients
Potatoes boiled-3 medium size
Finely chopped onions-1/2
Finely chopped green chilli-1
Mustard oil/Melted ghee-1/2 teaspoon
Salte to taste

Method
-Peel the boiled potatoes.
-Take a container and add the potatoes and add salt and all the above ingredients.
-Wash your hands and mash the potatoes along with the ingredients.
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3 comments:

  1. That sounds amazing! Yummy!

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