Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Batate Gojju (Seasoned Mashed Potatoes)

Batate Gojju is a very simple, old konkani dish. In konkani, batate means potato. This dish requires very few ingredients and it is very hard that you can go wrong while preparing it. I remember my amma used to make this. I never liked it as I am not a big fan of potato. So she eventually stopped making it. 
My MIL makes it regularly because the whole family is a big fan of this dish. Hence I made for my husband, who is a potato lover (ssshhh..I wanted to post this dish in my blog..hence I made) and guess what? This time I liked it very much. I was wondering why I didn't like it as a kid! 
Try making this simple dish and enjoy. It is a must try for the potato lovers.

  • Potato, medium sized- 2
  • Tomato, small sized- 1
  • Green chilli, chopped- 2-3
  • Asafoetida- 2-3 pinches
  • Oil- 1-2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- Few
  • Salt- To taste

Wash the potatoes and tomatoes. Chop them into pieces.

Now cook the potato and tomato pieces in 2-3 cups (or as required) of water. Add chopped green chillies and salt while cooking.

When the potatoes turn soft, turn off the heat. Allow the mixture to cool. Once it is warm, transfer the pieces to a bowl leaving behind the water (the water can be used later).

Now mash these potato pieces using hand or a masher (don't make a fine paste). Then add asafoetida and the remaining water. Check for salt and also adjust the consistency. Consistency can be very thick or medium thick. The mixture is ready.
For Seasoning- Heat oil. Add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and turn off the heat. Add this to the mixture and mix well. Batate Gojju is ready!!

Serve it as a side dish to rice. Above measurement serves two people.


  1. Try this version of the same very very good.

    1 Boil potatoes; keep aside.(2-3)
    2 Take a pan(kolambi is better). Add salt , green chillies(2-3) and mash; make a paste of it. Now mash the boiled potatoes with it.
    3 Add coconut oil on top.
    4 Serve. Aha!!!

  2. Thanks for the recipe Vaibhav. Will try your version soon:-)