Aloo Chokha

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It’s quite amazing to know that different regional Indian cuisines have heirloom and classic recipes that are naturally vegan and gluten free. I mean, you really don’t have to take that extra mile to make these so. One such preparation is the Aloo Chokha. An easy-peasy spiced potato mash from the very rustic Bihari cuisine. I’m sure the moment you try this Aloo Chokha recipe, you’ll instantly add it to your list of favorites.

aloo chokha served in a glass bowl with littis in a large bowl and text layover.

Aloo chokha is one of the side dishes that is served with Litti chokha. I am sharing the accompaniments or sides served with litti and have already shared the recipe of Baingan chokha.

This Aloo Chokha might appear like an aloo bharta at first look, but it definitely is not your usual bharta. The potatoes in this recipe are not charred. But are boiled or steamed.

One of the ingredient that is the highlight of this recipe is mustard oil, which gives the aloo ka chokha a slightly pungent flavor. So, I would suggest not skipping it, if you want to keep the essence intact.

The recipe is again very easy to prepare. It can be quickly made by someone who’s new to the kitchen or even a bachelor. Boil or steam the potatoes, peel, mash, mix with the other ingredients and it is ready to serve.

You can serve aloo chokha with litti chokha or can even serve it as a side dish with any North Indian meal. You can easily scale this recipe as per your needs.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Aloo Chokha

1. First wash 2 medium-sized potatoes (160 grams) in fresh water. Then boil or steam the potatoes in a stovetop pressure cooker, steamer or electric cooker or in a pan adding water as required.

Allow them to become warm.

aloo for aloo chokha recipe

2. When the potatoes become warm, peel and mash them in a bowl.

aloo for aloo chokha recipe

3. Then add the following ingredients to the mashed potatoes:

  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped coriander leaves 
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
onions for aloo chokha recipe

4. Now add ½ teaspoon mustard oil and ½ teaspoon lemon juice.

making aloo chokha recipe

5. Mix very well. Check the taste and add more salt, lemon juice or green chilies if required.

making aloo chokha recipe

6. Serve aloo chokha with litti chokha or as a side dish with any North Indian meal. For a change, you can also use aloo ka chokha as a stuffing for sandwiches and grill or toast them.

aloo chokha

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aloo chokha recipe

Aloo Chokha

Aloo ka chokha is spiced mashed potatoes dish from the Bihari cusine.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Bihari
Course Side Dish
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Difficulty Level Easy
Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes or 160 grams of potatoes
  • cup chopped onion or 1 medium onion – chopped or 50 grams onion
  • ½ teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon mustard oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt as required

Instructions
 

  • First boil or steam 2 medium potatoes (160 grams) till they are thoroughly cooked. Allow them to become warm. You can steam them in a pan or electric rice cooker or pressure cook them in 1.25 to 1.5 cups water for 5 to 6 whistles.
  • When the potatoes become warm, peel and mash them.
  • Add 1/3 cup chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon chopped green chilies, 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic, 2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves, 1/2 teaspoon mustard oil and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice.
  • Mix very well. Check the taste and add more salt, lemon juice or green chilies if required.
  • Serve aloo chokha with litti chokha or as a side dish with any north indian meal.

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Aloo Chokha
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 366mg10%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Aloo Chokha post from archives first published in September 2016 has been updated and republished on January 2023.

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12 Comments

  1. Hi Amit
    Thanks a lot for this wonderful authentic recipe. I prepared it and it was delicious. Made me nostalgic as we use to prepare it at our hostel in Patna.
    Thanks again.5 stars

  2. Very wonderful recipe. I’ve tried it loved the taste alot. Its delicious.

    Just one small correction. You forgot to add coriander leaves as ingredient listed on aloo chokka. Please take note.

    Thank you sharing this recipe.5 stars

    1. Welcome Ros. Nice to know that you liked the recipe. I have added the coriander leaves in the recipe. Thanks for pointing this out.

  3. we have this as a side dish with dal-rice or khichdi…& we called this “alu seddho makha”…

  4. ok thanks.☺.If you are posting the baked version of this dish ,please do suggest alternate method also.☺Thanks in advance.

  5. Thanks.For the first time I came to know about these littis.I should try this littis.Why there is no recipe of litti in your blog still.PleaSe can you post it soon.

    1. welcome yashwin. i will add the recipe in a few days. its a long method, so will take time in posting the recipe.

  6. Very nice.Quick & easy recipe.
    Can you tell me what is that brown thing kept in the bowl.

    1. thanks. they are littis. these are similar to the battis from rajasthan, just the stuffing is different.