Alu Bhat


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A vegetable dish which is common in most bengali households, aloo bhath is basically mashed potatoes or aloo which are served with steamed rice. The potatoes or aloo are boiled and mixed with mustard oil and green chillies and then devoured as first course with hot rice.

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Alu Bhat recipe - How to make Alu Bhat

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To Be Blended Into A Smooth Paste
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves (phudina)
3 tsp chopped green chillies
1/2 cup chopped coriander (dhania) leaves
2 tsp ginger (adrak)
1/2 cup dessicated coconut

Other Ingredients
2 cups chopped potatoes
3 tbsp oil
6 cloves (laung / lavang)
6 cinnamon (dalchini) sticks
2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
4 cups cooked rice (chawal)
2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a kadai and add cloves, cinamon sticks, turmeric and potatoes and saute till the potatoes become soft.
  2. Remove and keep aside.
  3. In the same oil, add the grounded paste and saute for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the potatoes and mix well.
  5. Add the cooked rice and salt, mix well and add the lemon juice.
  6. Serve hot with raita.

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This recipe was contributed by arathi_receipe on 13 Aug 2011

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