Aloo Pitika / Mashed Potato

Aloo pitika is a very simple, easy and quick recipe prepared with mashed potato and very minimal ingredients. Its a soulful and comfort food ans is ready in less then 15 minutes.

Assamese cuisine is characterised by very little use of spice and strong flavors with the use of exotic fruits, vegetables and medicinal herbs. Mustard oil is the preferred oil. Rice also called bhaat is the staple food and is a part of all meals. Aloo Pitika is a signature side dish and is a must dish in a every assamese thali. Aloo pitika is probably the most popular pitika and side dish of Assam.

This is a soulful, comfort food and all time favourite of the Assamese. However there are many different types of pitikas made from different vegetables, dry fish, boiled eggs and small variety of fish called puti mass. These pitikas are served as a side dish with rice along with other dishes.

Making aloo pitika is quick and easy with simple process. It is a dish prepared with mashed potato. The potatoes are boiled and mashed and mixed with onion ,green chilly, chopped coriander leaves with drizzle of raw mustard oil.

The flavour from the raw mustard oil in the pitika is out of world and amazing. Adding raw mustard oil to the pitika takes the whole platter to a different aromatic level.

Aloo pitika is a very simple, easy and quick recipe prepared with very minimal ingredients and is ready in less then 15 mins. So guys this is a must try recipe. I bet you gonna love this one and it definitely going to be a hit and all time favourite for you too! Please do try and share your thoughts about the recipe with me.

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Notes:

✔You can cook the potato whole with skin, once cooked remove the skin and mash.
✔Green chilly can be adjusted as per your heat preference.
✔The potato need to be cooked nicely from inside out.
✔If you are not used to the pungency of raw mustard oil, heat the oil till it starts to smoke. Let it cool down and then add to the mashed potato.
✔King chilly fans can add a bit of finely chopped bhut jolokia. Its amazing!

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HOW TO MAKE ALOO PITIKA

Ingredients to make Aloo Pitika:

3 large Potatoes
3-4 Green Chilly finely chopped
2 Onion finely chopped
Few Coriander leaves chopped
2 tbsp Mustard oil
Salt to taste
Water as required to cook the Potato

Step by step instructions to make aloo pitika:

Peel the potatoes, roughly chop them and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles or you can normally cook them in a pot.

Drain the cooked potatoes and let it cool down.

In a mixing bowl add the potatoes and mash them smoothly.

Add the chopped onions, green chillies, coriander leaves, raw mustard oil and season with salt .

Mix them well together. Serve it as a side dish with piping hot rice.

RECIPE CARD

Aloo Pitika

Akum Raj Jamir
Aloo pitika is a very simple, easy and quick recipe prepared with mashed potato and very minimal ingredients. Ita soilful and comfort food ans is ready in less then 15 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Assamese cuisine, Indian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • pressure cooker
  • mortar pestle

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 3-4 green chilly chopped
  • 2 onion chopped
  • few coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoon mustard oil
  • salt to taste
  • water as required to cook the potatoes

Instructions
 

  • Peel the potatoes, roughly chop them and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles or you can normally cook them in a pot.
  • Drain the cooked potatoes and let it cool down.
  • In a mixing bowl add the potatoes and mash them smoothly.
  • Add the chopped onions, green chillies, coriander leaves, raw mustard oil and season with salt.
  • Mix them well together. Serve it as a side dish with piping hot rice.

Notes

  1. You can cook the potato whole with skin, once cooked remove the skin and mash.
  2. Green chilly can be adjusted as per your heat preference.
  3. The potato need to be cooked nicely from inside out.
  4. If you are not used to the pungency of raw mustard oil, heat the oil till it starts to smoke. Let it cool down and then add to the mashed potato.
  5. King chilly fans can add a bit of finely chopped bhut jolokia. Its amazing!
Keyword aloo bhate, aloo chutney, aloo pitika, aloo sheddo, assamese pitika, mashed potato, pitika

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Happy cooking!

❤ Akum

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Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

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