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Aloo bhortha is a recipe that every Bengali I know, loves to eat.  Aloo Bhortha, literally means mashed potatoes, and according to my hubby if everyone in the western world knew about this recipe, then they wouldn’t eat their version of mashed potatoes anymore.  As with mashed potatoes, we also eat aloo bhortha on the side, but with curries and rice.

aloo bhortha

Aloo bhortha- Bangladeshi Mashed potatoes


4 Large potatoes

1 small onion

3 green/red chili peppers

1 ½ Tbsp mustard oil

Salt to taste


Boil the potatoes until they are fork tender. Drain the water and peel the potatoes.

In a large bowl, mash the potatoes using a potato masher.

In a chopper add the onion and chilis, and coarsely chop them together.

Add the onion and chili mix to the potatoes with the mustard oil and salt.

Make sure your hands are clean and do it the Bengali way, and knead the potatoes like dough for a couple of minutes.

Or just use a fork and make sure all the ingredients are blended in well with the potatoes.