Aloo Ka Bharta / Indian style Mashed Potatoes …


Aaloo Ka Bharta or seasoned, mashed potato Indian-style Is another side which is served with hot Bafla’s topped with ghee.


4 -5 boiled Or Baked Potatoes
2 medium Onions (finely chopped)
2 Green Chilies (chopped)
1tsp finely chopped ginger
1/4 cup cilantro / Coriander Leaves (chopped fine )
2 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1 tsp Jeera (roasted and powdered)
Asafoetida (Hing) : A pinch (optional)


Peel the potatoes and mash them coarsely. Add all the ingredients ( except oil , cumin seeds and hing ) and mix well.
In a small pan heat oil for tempering . When the oil is hot enough add the cumin seeds to it. When the seeds stop spluttering, add hing if using . Pour the tempering on aloo bharta & mix well . Garnish with chopped corainder leaves and serve with daal & baflas .



  1. We make something very similar in South India. The tempering uses Udad dal and chana dal and that lends a bit of crunch.

    My brother calls it Upma Koora because it has the same tempering as Upma. šŸ™‚

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