Friday, 2 October 2015

Bori Aloo Bhate

This is a comfort food for us, where Bori or Dried Lentil Balls are fried and mixed with whole spices and served with boiled potatoes. A very humble accompaniment to Dal and Rice, or with a dollop of ghee and a pinch of salt over 'garam garam fena bhat or sedhya bhat' , we really relish this to the core. There is no exact measure of the quantity of the ingredients here, it all depends on your personal preference, like you can add as much or as little green chillies as you want, and / or dry red chilli, you can omit the onion, add more onions, add some garlic slices if you like, discard the coriander leaves totally, the possibility is endless. 


  • Potatoes - 2, boiled
  • Bori - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1, chopped
  • Green chilli - 3, chopped
  • Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Oil
  • Kalonji Seeds / Kalojire - a pinch

Mash the boiled potatoes roughly with a pinch of salt. Fry the bori / lentil balls in mustard oil till golden brown and keep aside.

Add oil in a pan. Then add the kalonji seeds and after 30 seconds, add chopped onion and chopped green chilli. Fry for a minute.

Add the mashed potatoes and fry well for 2 minutes. Crush the fried bori roughly and add to the pan. Add salt if required.

Mix well and remove from heat. Add chopped coriander leaves and server with rice and dal.

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