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Potato Bhorta – Bangladeshi Comfort Food

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  • Author: Lail Hossain
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Bhortas are the simplest form of comfort food in Bangladesh. It’s basically anything good mashed together and served with rice.


  • 23 medium size potatoes
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 45 garlic cloves
  • 23 red chilies
  • 1/4 onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste


  1. Roast garlic and chili on stove or in oven
  2. Boil potatoes until soft
  3. Peel potatoes and mash smoothly
  4. Mash garlic, chili and salt together, add onion
  5. Add mashed potatoes
  6. Add oil and mix well


This is the original way of making Bhorta

Adjust chili and garlic according to taste

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
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