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Mashed Potatoes (Potato) - Bengali Alu Bhate

Updated on April 30, 2011

Bengali Name: Alu Bhate

It is really difficult to find a Bengali person who has never heard the name of Alu bhate. It is the simplest of the entire Bengali cuisine. It is very simple to prepare and healthy for all age group. Try it right now.

Ingredients Serve for 2 -4

  1. Potato (Alu) medium size 4 no
  2. Onion small 1no
  3. Green chilli 2 no
  4. Clarified butter (Ghee) 2 tsp
  5. Salt to Taste


  1. Boil the potatoes and then peel those.
  2. Mash it well.
  3. Chop onion and green chilies and add those to mashed potatoes.
  4. Add clarified butter and salt and test the seasoning.
  5. Serve with rice and masoor dal.

You can replace clarified butter with mustard oil; it will give you an entirely different taste.


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      cupid51 7 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks dreamreachout for stopping by and leaving such an informative comment! ALU CHOKHA is a slightly different preparation, I have covered it in my hub as

      But I have not mentioned it as CHOKHA. Thank you for mentioning it, I will try to add this information in my hub.

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      dreamreachout 7 years ago

      You are making us Bengalis proud with these recipes!! What we do is that we mix the potato with mustard oil, onion and green chillies and then have ghee when we are actually having!!

      A point to add, this item is as popular in Bihar, Jharkhand, U.P and many where else in north India and is called CHOKHA!! Biharis even have it with their litis!!

      Awesome hub!!