Monday, August 15, 2011

Batate Song (Potato curry)

Batate Song is a very popular konkani dish. I learnt this version of batate song from my mother in law (I will post the other version soon). This dish requires very less ingredients and can be made very quickly ( we are not adding coconut to this dish. Finally one side dish without coconut!!). My whole family is a fan of this dish. Potato lovers should try this!!

  • Potatoes, medium sized- 3
  • Onion- 1
  • Tomato- 1
  • Red Chilli powder- 1/2-1 tsp 
  • Oil- 2 Tbsp
  • Salt- To taste

Peel the onions and cut it lengthwise (or chop it very small). Now wash the potatoes and peel them. Cut them into small pieces (this will help them to cook faster).
Heat oil and add onion. Fry until it turns translucent. Now add the chopped potatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes on a medium flame. 
Then add chopped tomatoes, chilli powder and salt. Mix it well. Add sufficient water (it may require more than 2 cups of water). Let it cook for 10-15 min or till the potatoes cook (consistency of the dish shouldn't be too watery or too dry). Batate song is ready!!

Serve it hot with rice, dosa, idli, roti, undi etc. Batate song goes very well with Panpolo (Neerudose). Above measurement serves two people.

  •  Some people make this dish very dry. I make  it little watery, so that it has little gravy. You can make it according to your preference.
  • This dish is considered to be very spicy but I have added very little chilli powder(We prefer it mild). You can vary the amount of chilli powder.
  • If you are adding more chilli powder then I recommend to add little bit of tamarind because we will not get enough sourness from the tomato.  

No comments :

Post a Comment