Side dish

Aloo Chokha / Bihari Style Aloo Chokha

February 27, 2015 Motions and Emotions 7 Comments

Whenever we have a heavy dinner previous night, I always try to prepare a light meal for next day lunch. I believe all of you also follow the same strategy. Dal and rice perfectly fit in this strategy! I believe dal-rice is a comfort food for most of the Indians irrespective of their zone or state. When I was in hostel, I used miss this soul food badly. Hence, I understand the significance and comfort of home cooked simple dal-rice. Along with dal-rice we also prepare a simple side dish, Aloo Chokha. Though Aloo Chokha is originally from Bihar however, we (Bengal & Bihar) are neighbours, so we adapt each others food habit too. 

Do you like dal-rice too?? If not, what is your favourite comfort food??

Aloo Chokha / Bihari Style Aloo Chokha


Potato - 4 medium size, boiled, peeled & mashed
Onion - 1 Medium size, finely sliced
Ginger - 1/2 inch, finely chopped
Garlic - 3 to 4 pods, crushed
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
Green Chilli - 2, Chopped
Salt to taste
Dry Mango Powder/Amchur Powder - 11/2 teaspoon
Mustard Oil - 2 tablespoon


Heat oil in a wok and add dry red chilli. Next add crushed garlic pods and chopped onion. When they are translucent add chopped ginger, green chilli, amchur powder and red chilli powder. Mix them well and add mashed potato and mix well. Add salt to taste and mix them well. Serve with plain rice. You can also add some chopped fresh coriander leaves.


  1. Hi Amrita, Came first time through Twitter.Nice Aloo chokha, I think it will go with puri. How do they eat in Bihar.

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  2. I love the sound of this- could be by new fave comfort food! Yes, I adore dal as a comfort food-I like chana dal with plenty of tomato and ginger best. Thanks for posting :)

  3. its looks like our sukhi bhaji, will try soon

  4. I love potatoes and this recipe too.!!!

  5. looks very potatoes anytime

  6. Looks yummy!! A new recipe and sounds delicious!

  7. Love this... will do shortly...


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