Bhappa Aloo is a delicious Bengali dish in which steamed potatoes are mixed with the spices, mustard and coconut blend gives a satisfying taste. I saw this recipe in an Asian journal and I liked the sample recipe and tried.



Bhappa Aloo | Steamed Potato

(Bengali style)

  • 1 table spoon mustard
  • 2 table spoon mustard oil
  • 1/2 table spoon of cumin, Fennel, Fenugreek, Mustard seeds
  • Few red chilies
  • 250 grams of medium sized potatoes
  • 1 table spoon desiccated coconut paste
  • 1 green chili
  • 1/4 table spoon of turmeric powder
  • Salt as per requirement of the taste
  • 1/2 table spoon lime juice
  • 1 table spoon curd


Preparation Method:

Bhappa Aloo I Steamed Potato

(Bengali style)

  • Boil the potatoes in a water pot, add salt to the water.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Add a ½ tablespoon of cumin, Fennel, Fenugreek, Mustard seeds.
  • Add red chilies.
  • Stir the mixture of spices until it gets homogeneous.
  • Take the boiled potatoes and peel off the skin. Mash the potatoes.
  • Add the mixture to the mashed potatoes and leave the mixture for a while.
  • Take a separate bowl and mix mustard and mustard oil.
  • Add coconut paste, curd, turmeric power.
  • Add 1 tablespoon water and then green chilies.
  • Prepare a marinade by smooth mixing.
  • Add salt and lime juice.
  • Leave a mixture for a minute or two.
  • Pour the mixture on the mashed potatoes.
  • The potatoes should be mixed with the marinade
  • Take a dish, pour the mixture of mashed potatoes
  • Steam potatoes for a while.


Bhappa Aloo | Steamed Potato (Bengali style) is ready to be served.