Jan 4, 2012

Batata Song (Potato Song)

Batata Song

A spicy potato curry, goes well with rice, idlidosa varieties, rotis.. A delicacy in Konkani cuisine !!!

Serves: 2 - 3

You will need

1 tablespoon oil

2 onions, finely chopped

8 dried red chillies

1 tablespoon water

½ teaspoon thick tamarind paste

4 potatoes, peel off the skin, cut into cubes and boil separately

¾ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Extra ¼ cup water (50 ml)


In a mixer bowl, soak dried red chillies with tamarind paste and 1 tablespoon water for half an hour and make a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan. Add finely chopped onion and fry till pink color.

Add red chilli – tamarind paste and mix well. Stir well on a low heat for 2 minutes.

Add separately boiled potatoes, salt to taste and extra ¼ cup water. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a low heat 10 – 12 minutes until the gravy thickens and well coated on potatoes (semi – dry in consistency). Serve with Rice / Idli – Dosa varieties / Rotis ..