Aloo Seddho

Aloo Seddho literally translates to – boiled potatoes. Aloo seddho makha aka mash, is an eternal favorite of all Bengalis 😉 irrespective of age 😀

It is usually served in the second course of a traditional Bengali meal along with other accompaniments. There are many ways to make this mash, depending on the taste buds and innovation. It does not require too many ingredients or flavor, I prefer rich and rustic aroma and flavor of mustard oil. ❤

This is also called ‘Chokha’ in some parts of India and is the Indianized version of mashed potatoes.





Here’s what I did……….


3 nos – medium sized boiled potatoes

1 nos – roughly chopped small sized onion

2 nos – dried red whole chili

2 tsp – mustard oil

salt to taste


Peel and mash the potatoes. Keep aside.

Heat the mustard oil in a pan. Once it reaches the smoking point, tip in the dried red whole chili and chopped onion. Fry for 2 mins and take it off fire.

Once it cooled, pour this into the mashed potato. Add salt and mix it well.

Serve with steaming rice with other accompaniments.

Happy cooking !! 🙂

Cheers !! 😀



About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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4 Responses to Aloo Seddho

  1. Sophie33 says:

    I made this & loved it. I served it with grilled fish & a side salad!

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