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



Comments

Unknown said…
delicious aloo pithika looks yummy dear :) I too love this assam version mashed potato a lot :)
Unknown said…
simple yet tasty..
Priya Suresh said…
Seriously aloo pitika was in my list, then i changed my recipe, looks fabulous.
Harini R said…
Potato lovers at home will surely love this.
Unknown said…
simple dishes can be enjoyed for days!!!! this surely is one!!
I like potato dishes and this looks perfect for me....
Simple, but brings such comfort!!! love the swirls and the mustard chilli paste on top!!!
Pavani said…
Interesting potato curry.
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 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
I planned to do this, but ended with other dish..Simple and yummy pitika..
Unknown said…
Simple & delicious dish...Always love mashed potatoes.
Padmajha said…
I made a different version of this and I can see why your friend loves this!!
Usha said…
Simple yet tasty pitika
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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