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Mashed potato spicy

Aloo Choka {Trinidad Potato Choka}

Aloo Choka or potato Choka is a Caribbean style spicy, mashed potatoes. Again, this has its Indian origins but has a unique twist with local Trinidadian influence. This classic North American mashed potatoes gets a nice, spicy and garlicky flavor. If you’re unaware of this dish, here is my instant pot Aloo Choka made Trinidadian style.
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Course: Side Dish, sides
Cuisine: Guyanese, Indian, Trinidad
Keyword: Aloo choka, Instant pot choka, Potato choka, Trini potato choka, Trinidad aloo choka
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Instant pot

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil or mustard oil
  • 1/4 red onion chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced or grated
  • 1/4 green hot pepper Serrano or habanero
  • 1 clove sliced garlic to temper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Peel, wash and slit all potatoes and place them on the steam rack inside the instant pot inner pot. Pour two cups of water inside the instant pot, and place the rack and potatoes on them.
    Boiling potatoes in an instant pot
  • Close the lid and seal the vent. Set the instant pot to a pressure cooking mode, and set the timer for 7-minutes. Once the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally (10-12 minutes).
  • Remove the potatoes from the instant pot, and let them cool down. Peel and mash them with a fork or potato masher.
    Adding garlic to aloo Choka
  • Season with salt, hot pepper, and grated fresh garlic. Mix well. (You can also make a paste out of pepper and garlic and mix it with potatoes)
    Mashed potatoes
  • Now heat the oil in a pan and let it smoke. Now add sliced garlic pieces and hot cayenne pepper, switch off the gas, and drizzle this oil over the mashed potato or aloo Choka.
    Trinidad aloo Choka
  • Now garnish the potato with chopped red onions and cilantro, and serve with lime juice.
  • Enjoy with sada roti.

Notes

  • Insert a fork or knife after boiling the potatoes and if it goes through without any resistance, the potatoes are ready.
  • I strongly suggest using some fresh hot pepper in this dish. You can use any green hot pepper such as Serrano or Thai chili in this recipe.
  • Lastly, choose the oil as per your choice. Olive oil and mustard oil works the best. But feel free to use some butter if you like.

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Nutrition

Serving: 173g | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 44.8mg | Potassium: 362mg