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30 Assamese Pitika Recipes

Pitika 

Pitika is an Assamese word which means mashed. Pitika dishes are very popular in Assam. It is a side dish and a signature recipe of Assamese cuisine. Assamese people love to eat vegetables by mashing them with chopped onion, chilli and mustard oil after boiling or smoking/grilling them. Its taste is very pure. Sometimes raw onion is used and sometimes fried onion is used in these recepies. We use mustard oil for all purposes as it can also be consumed  as raw. Pickled chilli or pickled bhut jolokia adds more taste to these dishes. These pitika recipes are great appetizer and generally takes very less time to prepare. Here I am going to share 30 simple pitika recipies.

30 Assamese Pitika Recipes :

Assamese Pitika Recipes 

1. Aloo pitika | Mashed potatoes

Ingredients:
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Green coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Boil potatoes. Peel the skin and mash it in a bowl. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Instead of raw onion, fried chopped onions can also be used. We can also used mustard oil of any pickle. Now Mashed potato is ready to serve.
     We can also use king chilli or pickled chilli to add an extra flavour in it.

2. Koni aloo pitika | Mashed eggs and potatos

Ingredients:
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste

Method :

Boil eggs and potatoes. Peel off and in a bowl mash eggs and potatoes.  Add the other ingredients.  Add raw chopped onion or fried chopped onion, whatever you like. Mix well. The dish is ready to serve.

3. Kothalguti pitika | Mashed jackfruit seeds

Ingredients:
  •  8-10 mature jackfruit seeds
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Green coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Boil jackfruit seeds. Remove outer and inner skin. Mash in a bowl. Add all the ingredients.  Mix well.

4. Kaskol pitika| Mashed green banana

Ingredients:
  • 1 green banana
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Boil green banana. Peel skin and mash it in a bowl. Add all the other ingredients.  Mix well.

5. Kaskol aru horiyoh pitika | Mashed mustard seeds and green banana

Ingredients:
  • 1 green banana
  • 5 tbsp mustard seeds paste
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Boil green banana. Mash it in a bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients.  Mix well.

6. Jolokia pitika | Mashed chillies

Ingredients:
  • 5-7 mature green chillies
  • 1 onion chopped
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Either boil chillies or grilled in fire. In a hand grinder (khundona) add all the ingredients and grind it well.
       We can use whole dry red chillies also. Just smok it on fire before making pitika.

7. Kosu guti pitika | Mashed root colocasia

Ingredients:
  • 1 root colocasia (taro)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Peel off the skin of colocasia. Make 4-5 pieces and boil it. In a bowl mash boiled colocasis. Add all the remaining ingredients.  Mix well.

8. Mosondori pitika | Mashed heart leaves

Ingredients:
  • 1 bunch of heart leaves
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Wash heart leaves and boil them. In a bowl mash it with the help of back of a spoon.  Add salt and mustard oil.  Mix well.

9. Aloo bhatkerala pitika | Mashed potatoes and teasle gourd

Ingredients:
  • 1 potato
  • 1 teasle gourd
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Boil potato and teasle gourd. Peel off the skin of potato. In a bowl mash potato and teasle gourd.  Add raw chopped onion or fried chopped onion. Add all the remaining ingredients.  Mix well.

10. Aloo, bhatkerala aru rongalau pitika | Mashed potato, teasle gourd and pumpkin

Same as above number 9 , only add boiled mashed pumpkin into the dish.

11. Aloo , bhatkerala aru koni pitika | Mashed potato,  teasle gourd and egg

Same as number 2. Only add boiled mashed teasle gourd into the dish.

12. Aloo bilahi pitika | Mashed potato and tomato

Ingredients:
  • 1 potato
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Boil potato. Boil or grill tomato. Peel off the skins. In a bowl mash potato and tomato. Add all the remaining ingredients.  Mix well.

13. Aloo jolphir pitika | Mashed potato and olive

Ingredients:
  • 1 potato
  • 1 green olive
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • 2  green chillies chopped
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Boil potato and olive. Peel off the skin of potato.  Remove the seed of olive. In a bowl mash potato and olive. Add all the remaining ingredients. Mix well.

14. Aloo amlokhi pitika | Mashed potato and gooseberry

Same as number 13 above. Instead of olive use gooseberry.

15. Pura masor pitika | Mashed smoked fish

Ingredients:
  • 1 medium sized fish
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • Small piece of ginger chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Green coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp musterd oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Grill or smoke fish in fire. Remove its bones. In a bowl mash it together with remaining ingredients.  Mix well.

16. Pura goroi mas aru kordoi pitika | Mashed smoked (goroi) fish and star fruit

Same as above number 15. Just add grilled star fruit Into it. Mix well.

17. Jika aloo pitika | Mashed ridge gourd and potato

Same as number 9. Just use ridge gourd instead of teasle gourd. Add 1 tbsp lemon juice.

18. Bhul aru aloo pitika | Mashed potato and spounge gourd

Same as number 17. Use spounge gourd insted of ridge gourd.

19. Bangena pitika | Mashed brinjal

Same as number 1 . Here brinjal can be boiled or grilled.

20. Bengala aloo pitika | Mashed brinjal and potato

Same as number 9. Just use brinjal insted of teasle gourd.

21. Bengana koni aru aloo pitika | Mashed brinjal, egg and potatoes

Same as number 11. Jyst add brinjal instead of teasle gourd.

22. Tita kerala aloo pitika | Mashed bitter gourd and potato

Same as number 9. Just add bitter gourd instead of teasle gourd. In this dish it is optional to use raw chopped onion.

23. Kathaloo pitika | Mashed yam

Same as number 1 . Just use yam instead of potato. Add 1 tbsp lemon juice in it.

24. Bhakuri aloo pitika | Mashed solanum anguivi or Indian nightshade and potato

Same as number 9. Just use solanum anguivi insted of teasle gourd.

25. Betgaj ba raidang gaj pitika | Mashed rattan shoot

Same as number 1. Mash boiled rattan shoot together with raw chopped onion, green chillies , salt and mustard oil.

26. Kesa aam aru aloo pitika | Mashed raw mango and potato

Same as number 13 & 14. Just use raw mango instead of olive and gooseberry.

27. Pura bilahi pitika | Mashed grilled tomato

Ingredients:
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • Small piece of ginger chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Grill tomato in fire. Peel off the skin and mash It in a bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients.  Mix well.

28. Kothal guti aru khorisha pitika | Mashed jackfruit seeds and bambooshoot 

Ingredients:
  • 8-10 jackfruit seeds
  • 1 tbsp bambooshoot
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard oil
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • And
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Peel off the outer and inner skin of jackfruit seeds. Boil and drain.  In a bowl mash the seeds. Chop green chillies.  Add in the mashed.  Add mustard oil, chopped coriander leaves,  salt and grated fermented bambooshoot.  Mix well. Serve as a side dish with rice.

29. Titaphool aloo pitika | Mashed potatoes and titaphool 

Ingredients :

  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 cup titaphool 
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste


Method :

Boil potatoes. Peel the skin and mash it in a bowl.
Heat mustard oil.  Shallow fry titaphool and onion. Add it to the mashed potatoes. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

30. Laixaak aru aloo pitika | Mashed potatoes and mustard greens 

Ingredients :
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped mustard greens 
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste

Method :

Boil potatoes. Peel the skin and mash it in a bowl. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
     We can also use king chilli or pickled chilli to add an extra flavour in it.

Comments

  1. Anything mashed can be my friend, but I definitely want to try the mashed potato and tomato (I put ketchup on my bake potatoes lol), thanks for all the recipes

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  2. Awesome recipes, they all look very delicious I will surely cook them on the upcoming holidays and surprise my love ones with them.

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  3. i love seekh kabab and thanks for this post i like this information please provide few more information about this post seekh kabab

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KharTengaPitikaBor
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Flattened ricePuffed riceA variety of riceAromatic rice
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