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Monday, May 26, 2014

Special Alu Bharta

Had a very bad experience yesterday!!!! A very popular Odiya website 'http://recipe.fullodisha.com/'  is copying my images ( from very old posts ) and claiming it as own. While I duly sent them a message, they have not reverted back to me. Feel sad when people display a lack of spine. I have been working hard for the last 5 years trying to collect Odiya recipes from various people that I come across and showcase them as a part of our culture. This incident made me feel like going off the public platform. But then we do not throw away the tea cup if a fly falls into the tea. We discard the tea and start afresh. Hence will be 'water marking' all my pics thereafter. Hope this serves as a lesson for all bloggers.

For today, a special alu bharta that my mom used to prepare.............

Preparation Time - 10 mins

Ingredients -

  • 2 large boiled potatoes
  • 1 medium sized onion ( chopped into mediun sized pieces )
  • 1/2 inch ginger (grated)
  • 1-2 dry red chilli (broken)
  • 1-2 green chilli (broken)
  • a pinch of jeera
  • a pinch of mustard seeds
  • 2 pinch curry powder ( or one can use meat masala /sambar powder - anything that you like )
  • a handful of peanut seeds ( my mom does not add it )
  • 2 1/2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste

Preparation - Peel and slightly mash the potatoes.

Cooking - Heat the oil in a wok.

Add the peanuts and allow to crackle . Then add the mustard, cumin, red and green chillis. Fry for 5-6 seconds.

Add the onion and ginger. Fry till translucent.

Finally add the curry powder and fry for 1-2 minutes.

Add the mashed potato and fry till it starts to leave the sides and come together.

Remove from wok.

Serve hot/warm with rice/roti/parantha.

Note - While adding sambar powder, my mom used to add a few curry leaves and some tomato. Though not authentic alu bharta, it tasted great.


  1. I think that the best spirit is to accept the dishonest persons who steal your things and not to bother about them. Fortunately there are many good persons in the world as well! So keep up :)

  2. This looks very good! I am going to try this soon. :)


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