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Easy Assamese AlooPitika - mashed potatoes in mustard oil, with onions and hot green chillies.Vegan, gluten free, this is a simple North East Indian dish
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Assamese India
Servings 2 cups


  • 2 Potatoes - or about 2 cups when peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon mustard oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 2 Green chillies - or 2 teaspoons of sliced chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • coriander leaves - for garnish


  • Set the potatoes to boil. I used a pressure cooker and cooked till 3 whistles so the potatoes became soft and fully cooked. The timings above are based on the same.
  • Meanwhile prepare the other ingredients: Slice thechilies, onions (small pieces) and mince the coriander leaves
  • When the cooker is ready to open, peel the potatoes and then mash them as you would for chokha. Check that there are no chunks of un-mashed potato
  • Add salt, chilli, onion slices and mustard oil. Mix it all well. Either mix in the coriander leaves (which is what I did) or use them as garnish. Serve with rice and dhal or with roti, whatever you please!