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Bhapaa Aloo Recipe

Bhapaa Aloo
How to make Bhapaa Aloo

About Bhapaa Aloo: Baby potatoes in a distinctive five aromatic spice mix, steamed with mustard paste, curd and coconut. This is an old traditional bengali jeera aloo recipe.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 40 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Bhapaa Aloo

  • 200 gm small potatoes
  • 2 tsp mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp Bengali five spice mixture (panchphoron) (whole jeera, saunf seeds, fenugreek seeds, black mustrad seeds and kalaunji)
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp mustard paste
  • 1 tsp hung curd
  • 3/4 tsp desiccated coconut paste
  • Pinch of green chilli paste
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt - to taste
  • Dash of lime juice
  • 2 banana leaves

How to Make Bhapaa Aloo

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1.
Peel the potatoes and par boil them in salted water, drain and keep aside.
2.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add the five spice mixture, break the red chillies in half and add them next.
3.
Stir the spices around till they splutter.
4.
Pour this over the potatoes and put aside
5.
In a mixing bowl prepare a marinade with the mustard paste, curd, coconut paste, green chilli paste and turmeric powder, whip it well.
6.
Gently mix the potatoes into this marinade.
7.
Add the salt and lime juice, mix again.
8.
Put the potatoes on a steel plate, cover with the banana leaves and steam them for 6-8 minutes. Serve hot.
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