Boiled and mashed potatoes get a flavor of mustard oil, dry and green chillies, lightly fried onions and some cumin. Eaten with khichdi in the state of Bihar, it’s a quick and comforting dish. Every Bihari family has their own variation of chokha , sometimes more than one as well – for its an often made dish. Featured here is a chokha made with potatoes. The other two traditional kinds of choka are tomato and eggplant and are served and made differently. That’s a story for another day.
This dish can be served as a side with plain Dal and rice, or khichdi . Simple comforting food for the days you want to feel snuggy!
Serves 3 -4
- 2 large gold potatoes
- 1 shallot finely sliced
- 1 thai chilli, chooped
- 1 dry red chilli, broken into 2 or 3 pieces
- ¼ tsp cumin 1 tsp mustard oil
- Salt to taste
- Boil the potatoes, peel and mash them up
- Heat the oil and allow it to smoke a little
- Add the cumin, cook for 30 seconds and add the shallot
- Cook for about a minute or till the shallot turns light golden
- Add the green and the red chilli
- Now add the potatoes and the salt
- Mix everything well
- Remove from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. This allows the mustard oil and the spices to enhance the flavor of the potatoes
Thank you very much Ellyse
Your blog is so beautiful to look at and every dish looks delicious, can’t wait to make some of them!!