Bati chochchori. A simple, easy, quick and delicious curry without any spice. Sharing a simple and easiest potato recipe from Bengali cuisine. You can add any vegetable of your choice with potatoes.
You need only panch phoran or Bengali five spices, salt and mustard oil to make this curry. Even you don’t need turmeric or any other spice powder. Sounds healthy isn’t it? Normally it’s cooked in a bowl. And in Bengali bati means bowl. And vegetables with panch phoran called chochchori or chorchori. Mixed vegetable chochchori is always a dry curry. But this bati chochchori can be made with gravy. You can keep the consistency of gravy as you like.
To make bati chochchori you can use cauliflower, eggplant or any vegetable of your choice. Bati chochchori can be made with fish too. Just mix everything and cook. A super easy method. I like bati chochchori with only potatoes.
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14. Aloo chop or potato fritters
15. Dum aloo
16. Spicy potatoes
17. No onion garlic potato curry
18. Aloo chaat
19. Aloo ke gutke
20. Matar nimona
23. Aloo kabli/chaat
24. Aloo kofta curry
This stew like curry is best accompany with luchi, puri, paratha or any Indian flatbread. I have served it with luchi. Get the recipe here.
Now why I am talking about this easy and simple recipe. Actually this week its my turn to suggest the theme for 286 #Foodiemonday bloghop. And I suggested my fellow bloggers to cook an easiest dish which you make so often and it should be your family member’s favorite. And better to use minimum spices. So the theme is Cook In A Jiffy. And I also suggested savoury bake as second option but easiest recipe won unanimously.
We are always looking for some easy quick and simple recipes to make in a jiffy for our busy days. Right? Believe me easy and quick recipes can also be delicious 😊 In winter a bowl of hot bati chochchori with fulko or fluffy luchi or puri is a bliss. If you like light less spicy curry then its perfect for you.
If you don’t have panch phoran, then you can make the mixture of five whole spices. To make panch phoran or five spice mix 1 tablespoon each nigella seed or kalonji, cumin seeds or jeera, mustard seeds or sarso, fennel seeds or sounf and 1/2 tablespoon fenugreek seeds or methi. Use green chilli according to your taste. You can also add 1 – 2 teaspoon more mustard oil for an extra zing. Bati chochchori is a light curry. Mix mustard oil, salt panch phoran and water as require with chopped potatoes, green chilli and tomatoes. If you want your chochchori without much gravy, then add less water. I like the taste of light gravy so used 1 cup water. I have used pressure cooker but you can also make it in microwave. Mix everything in a microwavable glass bowl, cover and cook on full power for 4 – 5 minutes or until potatoes becomes soft. Or make in a covered bowl or pot on stove.
Potato – 3
Tomato – 2
Slit green chilli – 4 or to taste
Panch phoran or five spices (mixture of fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin, mustard seeds and fennel seeds) – 1 teaspoon
Mustard oil – 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Water – 1 cup
1. Peel and chop the potatoes lengthwise. Rinse well.
2. Rinse and chop the tomatoes in small pieces.
3. In a pressure cooker mix chopped potatoes, tomatoes, panch phoran, slit green chilli, mustard oil, salt and water. Add green chilli according to your taste. If you like your curry hot add some more chilli or if you are making for kids reduce the amount of green chilli.
4. If you don’t want much gravy add 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup water. Use water as you like your curry, thick or thin. Pressure cook for 2 – 3 whistle.
5. Let the pressure settle down on its own. Taste and adjust salt. You can add 1 – 2 teaspoon more mustard oil for an extra zing.
6. For microwave mix everything in a microwavable glass bowl. Cover and microwave on high power for 4 – 5 minutes or until potatoes becomes soft.
7. Or you can make this bati chochchori in a pot or wok. Mix everything, cover and cook till potatoes becomes tender and tomato becomes mushy. Check and stir in between. If your curry is too runny, then cook for some more time to reduce the gravy. Your bati chochchori is ready. Serve hot with Luchi , paratha or any Indian flatbread.
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Who says simple cannot be flavorful ?This humble Bengali stlye potato curry with simple panch phoran tempering sounds so delicious ! With those puffed puris I am sure it is a soulful meal.
Priya Vj says
Alooo meri jaan.. this aloo curry looks just so simple yet bursting with flavors .nice to learn that a curry with panchphoran is called as chorchori ..I used to wonder all these days what it means … puri and aloo is such a delightful meal on a winter night. I am sure your family must have had a lovely time eating this
The Girl Next Door says
Love this simple potato curry! Looks so flavourful, especially with the panch phoron going in. Would love to sop up that delicious gravy with a couple of hot pooris. 😊
Bati Chochchori is so simple and flavourful recipe. Perfect for busy days. Panch phoran adds so much flavour and taste to the dish. Lovely recipe. Simple recipes are always the best.
Bati chochchori looks very tasty with poori’s and also it is easy to prepar. Loved your potato recipe collection, so many recipes to try. Liked the aroma of mustard oil and pancha pagitan in it.
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