Mashed Potato with Burnt Tomatoes and Chillie from Nagaland

>>  Sunday, April 20, 2014

We are continuing the next journey into another North East State, Nagaland. Needless to say, this was another state that gave us all nightmares. I was on an eternal search for dishes that could be made by a vegetarian. Though it was wonderful to read about these states, finding a dish that we can make, especially with the proportion or what has actually gone into it was so tough. 

Naga food is mostly about Rice, Bamboo, fresh leaves, boiled vegetables, meat. They also use a lot of sauces and chutneys, that are supposed to be very spicy. There are some popular dishes that have more of nonveg in them. I had even short-listed a dessert that falls under the bread variety, called as the Koat Pitha. This is a sweet dish prepared with bananas, rice flour, and jaggery. However, after finding a chutney from here, I was in no mood to try another dish that didn't have any proper method explained.

I came about this site and I was so happy that I could finally find a chutney at least to help me cross over. The writer wrote about mashed potatoes that have a mix of roasted chilies, tomatoes. And another burnt tomatoes and chili chutney. She wrote that she sometimes mixes the mashed potato with this chutney along with the burnt skin and that makes this very unique and rustic. So I ended up mixing both the dishes and came up with this combination that made a great pair with poori. 

When you add the burnt tomato skin, it surely adds a rustic and different taste to the aloo. And if you happen to have ripe green chilies, the taste is surely very different. We don't normally get the ripe green chilies, at times when we forget a batch, it finally becomes ripe and I mostly use it for chutneys. 

Though I couldn't meet my Bread requirement, I felt I compensated by pairing it with poori..:)

Mashed Potato with Burnt Tomatoes and Chilli

Ingredients Needed

Potatoes - 1 large
Oil - tsp 
Ripe green chilies - 3 - 4 (can use green chilies as well)
1 tomato

How to make the Chutney

MW the potato for 6 mins. Soak and peel the skin off. Roughly mash the potato with hands. Add salt to it and mix again.

Meanwhile, apply the tomato with oil and burn it over the flame. Let it get cooked all over, till the skin starts peeling away. Continue for a couple of more minutes.

Finely chop the chilies, add to the potato along with mashed tomato. Mix everything well. 

Serve with Pooris


The Pumpkin Farm April 20, 2014 at 10:33 AM  

isnt it similar to bihari chokha...wonder how different states are connected with food

vaishali sabnani April 20, 2014 at 11:19 AM  

Might be similar to choka but the roasted tomatoes must have added to a unique flavour. .I love the green chilly in it.

Priya Suresh April 20, 2014 at 5:02 PM  

Burnt tomatoes will definitely gives a wonderful flavor to the mashed potatoes na, wow looks fabulous.

Varadas Kitchen April 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM  

I love the flavor of roasted tomato. Must have added another level of flavor to the dish.

Nivedhanams Sowmya April 21, 2014 at 3:24 PM  

so loving the flavor of the roasted tomato!!! and the puris there are so beautiful and puffy!!

Suma Gandlur April 23, 2014 at 8:46 AM  

I was expecting a chutney. :)
I am surprised that how these tribal veg dishes are kept to the basic.

Jayanthi Padmanabhan April 23, 2014 at 6:05 PM  

rustic i agree and very very tasty too i am sure. i really like the ingredients that go into it

Gayathri Kumar April 27, 2014 at 6:36 PM  

Simple yet flavourful. Chutney looks so colourful and nice...

Pavani N April 30, 2014 at 1:27 AM  

This looks a little like chokha from Bihar. Sounds earthy & delicious.

Harini-Jaya R May 1, 2014 at 2:11 AM  

Sounds so very basic right? But their chillies are supposed to be the spiciest variety. Nagaland sure gave me a hard time but I zeroed in on Koat Pitha :)

Archana Potdar May 3, 2014 at 8:49 PM  

Love this its somethihg like Bihari chokha. Plan to mek this soon/

Nalini's Kitchen May 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM  

The potato curry sounds inviting and perfect for puris with some chopped onion and green chilly..

Padmajha PJ May 6, 2014 at 7:09 PM  

NAgaland was a nightmare! This one looks very flavorful with the roasted tomatoes!

Chef Mireille May 7, 2014 at 4:52 AM  

what a flavorful'll get a pass for skipping the bread recipe today since you had poori :)

Usha May 8, 2014 at 2:31 AM  

This is a lot similar to Bihari Chokha but some of the recipe are so similar in some of the states although they are known by different names. I am glad you eventually found a vegetarian recipe for the state.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan May 11, 2014 at 7:55 AM  

Simple dish yet loaded with layers of flavors.

Priya Srinivasan May 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM  

The state that gave me nightmares! !! Both the sides look tempting valli. It was such a relief after I found something suitable to our palate! !!

Manjula Bharath May 28, 2014 at 12:40 AM  

wow thats an fabulous version of indianized mashed potato dear :) looks very yummy and delicious :)rustic indeed !!

Sapana Behl May 29, 2014 at 1:53 PM  

Yet another interesting way to enjoy potatoes ...yummy!

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