Alu bhorta ba chokha/bharta/Indian Style Spiced Mashed potatoes

Alu bhorta/bharta/chokha (Indian Style Spiced Mashed Potatoes) are the different names of the mashed potato from different regions of India like Bengal,Odissa,Rajasthan etc.

Whenever I feel like cooking something from my childhood days comfort food,then this is always on my menu list. Steaming hot rice with this alu bhorta and a bhaja moong daal/simple moong beans soup.

It is flavorful and have a slight fiery aroma from the dried red chillies… can also be used as filling for sandwiches or stuffing for parathas (fried flat bread)

Let’s make aloo bharta/bhorta/Indian Style Spiced Mashed potatoes ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

Type- Side dish

Preparation time- 10-12 minutes

Cooking time- 20-25 minutes (including the boiling of potatoes)


  • 2 large potato cut into halves then boiled
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 2-3 whole red chillies
  • 3-4 chopped green chillies (adjust heat according to your taste)
  • Salt to taste


  • In a bowl add the potatoes and boiled them in a microwave at high power for 15-20 minutes (mine took 18 minutes)
  • Drain the water and mash them
  • In a pan add 2 tbs oil and fry 2-3 whole red chillies until brown and keep aside
  • In that oil add 1/2 cup chopped onions and 3-4 chopped green chillies and fry till onion are brown in color and keep them aside
  • In the mashed potatoes now add the brown onions and fried green chillies
  • Now add the fried whole red chillies and start by breaking the red chillies and mixing them
  • Add salt to taste
  • Mix until everything comes together
  • Now it’s ready
  • Take some amount of it and start making balls and serve it with steamed rice

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