Bihari Aloo Ka Bharta

  • 3 medium potatoes, boiled and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 inch ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons uncooked mustard oil or vegetable oil
  • 2-3 whole dried red chile
  • Salt to taste
In a bowl mash the potatoes and set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a ladle or a small saucepan. Add the cumin seeds, onion and cloves.

When cumin begins to splutter transfer the content of ladle to the mashed potatoes.
Roast the dried red chile over slow fire – Hold the chile using a tong and then hold it over an open flame for just a second.
Crush the roasted dry chile onto the mashed potato. Add the salt, and the uncooked mustard oil to the potato mixture. Mix well. Garnish with cilantro leaves before serving.

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