Thursday, December 17, 2009

Batata Song ( Potatoes in coconut gravy)

Batata song is a delicious konkani dish. My mother in law gave me this recipe. Batata song has a tasty gravy of coconut, red chillies and tamarind. Heat from red chillies and sourness of tamarind form very tasty combination. This tastes great with rice as well as chapati.

5-6 medium sized potatoes
2 medium sized onions finely chopped
8-9 red chillies
3/4 cup grated coconut
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp tamarind pulp
3-4 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric
1/2 tsp hing

  1. Boil and peel potatoes. Cut them into small cubes.
  2. Dry roast red chillies and coriander seeds for a minute.
  3. Grind red chillies,  coriander seeds, tamarind pulp and grated coconut to a smooth paste adding little water.
  4. Heat oil in kadhai. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter add haldi,onion and hing.
  5. Fry onion till it turns translucent.
  6. Add masala paste which we prepared earlier.
  7. Add a cup of water. Let this simmer for 2 minutes. Add salt.
  8. Add potato cubes and mix well.
  9. Keep on medium heat for few minutes till thick gravy consistency is formed.
Preparation time : 30 minutes


Sushma Mallya said...

I too love batata song but i do it in a different way without using cocounut...ur recipe is very nice too and looks very delicious with a nice colour....will surely try ur version this time

AshKuku said...

Sing a sing a song & that too the batata song..... Its Yummy!


Ramya Manja said...

Great entry Renuka!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...sounds aromatic and flavorful.....

sallu4eva said...

i am an amchi myself and my mom does it really well

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks a bunch Sushma,Ash,Ramya,Lubna and Salil for wonderful comments. Do keep visiting and posting your valuable comments.
@Sushma I will also try next time your version without coconut :)
@Salil u will find other konkani recipes also interesting..keep checking..

AshKuku said...

Kindly collect the cheers - cheer leading blog...from my post


Sumathi Karthikeyan said...

Imm...nice click. looks delicious.Sure will try this dish as potato is my daughters favourit.

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks Ash for such wonderful tofa!!! Thanks a bunch Sumathi for lovely comment. Do try this!!

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