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Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Yam Pitika (Mashed Suran - Assamese style)


         Aloo Pitika or mashed potato is a typical Assamese signature dish which is very popular. It is part of an Assamese thali. However, potato can be substituted with any boiled / grilled veggies, eggs or grilled fish. So let me share a Pitika made of Elephant Yam. When time is a constraint, this quick and simple dish is the best comfort food. It has minimum of ingredients, easily available in the kitchen. So check out the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare this amazing North Eastern dish.

          This dish may be a far cry from any restaurant style recipe, but there is no compromise in the taste and flavour. In this recipe boiled and mashed yam is mixed with some chopped onion, green chilies, coriander leaves, salt and a drizzle of mustard oil. 

           This simple dish is almost similar to Bong style aloo bhate and Bihari style aloo chokha. You can serve it with panta bhaat / poite bhaat / pakhala bhaat (fermented rice) or steamed rice along with other dishes. You may also enjoy it as a side dish with dal-chawal (lentil-rice) or with chapatti. 

  • 500 gms. Elephant Yam, boiled & mashed
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. mustard oil
  • pinch of red chili flakes (opt)

           In a bowl, combine all the above mentioned ingredients. 

           Form into balls if desired and serve with panta bhaat (fermented rice), steamed rice or as a side dish with rice and dal.

                                  Boiled Yam.

                                  Mashed Yam.

                                  Mix all the ingredients. 


                     Form into balls if desired & serve with panta bhaat (fermented rice), steamed

                     rice or as a side dish with rice and dal.

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