Aloo Bati Chorchori | Bengali Potato Curry

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আলুর বাটি চচ্চড়ি for lazy lunches or laidback dinners – This aloo bati chorchori is a modern twist on the classic version of this recipe. It is a very humble potato curry recipe that comes together quickly and needs minimal ingredients. This aloor torkari recipe is just perfect for those days when you are running low in terms of both time and energy. It is vegan, gluten-free, and the quickest potato recipe that you will ever come across.

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Why we love this niramish alur torkari recipe

  • What if I tell you that there is no frying, no sautéing, baking, or grinding involved in this simple aloo r batichorchori recipe! Yes, and that’s true. It is a one-pot recipe which is done in flat 10 mins.
  • This style of bati chorchori recipes are usually simple vegetarian dishes that come together quickly for breakfast. My niramish aloo bati chorchori recipe doesn’t require onion, tomato, or garlic.
  • I make this alur torkari in a pressure cooker so it doesn’t take more than 10 minutes from prep to serving my dinner.
  • You can always add variation to this recipe by adding seasonal veggies like pointed gourd or potol in summer and fresh peas in winter. Otherwise, you can also add sliced onions for an easy variation.

The core concept is cutting vegetables in long and fine pieces and cooking them in a bowl with a touch of Mustard Oil, Salt, Turmeric and Green Chilies with some water on medium to low heat. Once it’s cooked, finish off with a slight drizzle of mustard oil and some finely chopped Coriander leaves. And that’s pretty much it!

Aloo bati chorchori ingredients

  • 2 Potatoes Large – Cut in thin long stripes
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves to Garnish

Aloo bati chorchori recipe

What’s fascinating about this recipe is that you put everything together in a container (bati) and leave it to cook on low heat for some time. In the early days, ladies would place the pot over the earthen oven and let it cook over the dying heat of the coal.

Today we have gadgets like pressure cookers so put all the ingredients together in it and allow it to whistle 2-3 times. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool down completely. And, that’s the whole of it! One of the lost Bengali recipes, Aloo Bati chorchori or Aloo Jhal is ready.

How to serve this Bengali Aloo Batichorchori recipe?

Serve it with fresh chapattis or rotis. Or, if you feel like sparing some effort then make some luchis. Traditionally, this meal combination is for breakfasts, however, we love this traditional Bengali meal for lunch or dinner.

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Aloo Bati Chorchori | Niramish Aloo Torkari
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This aloo bati chorchori is a modern twist on the classic version of this recipe. It is a very humble potato curry recipe that comes together quickly and needs minimal ingredients.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Aloo Bati chorchori recipe, Alur Torkari Recipe, Breakfast Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Niramish Aloo Torkari, Potato Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Servings: 2 People
  • 2 Potatoes Large – Cut in thin long stripes
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves to Garnish
  1. Take a pressure cooker and slightly warm the oil in it.

  2. Add the potatoes and stir it once. Add rest of the ingredients, except coriander leaves and let it cook till 2-3 whistles. 

    Don’t let it turn mushy, just cooked. Use judgement while adding the chilies.

  3. Once the pressure cooker is cool enough, open it and add the chopped coriander leaves.

  4. Serve with luchis or parathas or rotis.

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