Bhortas are the simplest form of comfort food in Bangladesh. It’s basically anything good mashed together and served with rice.
By Lail Hossain
- 2-3 medium size potatoes
- 2 tbsp mustard oil
- 4-5 garlic cloves
- 2-3 red chilies
- ¼ onion, thinly sliced
- Salt to taste
- Roast garlic and chili on stove or in oven
- Boil potatoes until soft
- Peel potatoes and mash smoothly
- Mash garlic, chili and salt together, add onion
- Add mashed potatoes
- Add oil and mix well
Lail Hossain finds cooking to be an explosion of creativity. She is enthusiastic about modifying a laborious step of an old recipe, and experimenting with different ethnic recipes by adding her own spin to it yet keeping the recipes simple, healthy, and delicious. Originally from Bangladesh, Lail shares her journey of food, creativity and family in her blog "With A Spin". She is also very passionate about highlighting Bangladeshi cooking to the international culinary space.