Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Batato- Piyava Upkari (Potato- Onion Stir Fry)

Batato- Piyava Upkari is one more popular dish. In Konkani, batato means potato and piyavu means onion. I got this recipe from my mother.

This recipe is very simple to make and doesn't require any fancy ingredients. It is a mild stir fry. The potato and onion always go very well with each other.

  • Potatoes, big sized- 2
  • Onion, medium sized- 1
  • Oil- 1-2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli- 1-2
  • Salt- To taste


Wash and peel the potatoes. Peel the onion as well. Cut the onion and potato lengthwise.

Now heat oil in a pan. Then add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add broken red chillies and fry for 3-4 seconds. Then add the chopped onion and potato strips. Mix it well. Now add salt and water (don't add water too much at a time. You can add more water later, if required). Close it with a lid and allow to cook on a medium flame.

Check in between and add water, if required. Once the potato looks cooked, turn off the heat (don't let the water to dry out completely. It tastes good with couple of tablespoons of water remaining after the potato- onion mixture has been cooked).

Batato- Piyava Upkari is ready!!

Serve it hot as a side dish to rice and any spicy curry of your choice. Above measurement serves three people.


  1. Dali thoy and batat-piyav upkari has saved me many days when I was feeling too lazy to cook!

  2. Ya completely agree. Comfort food of amchis:-)

  3. Delicious!! So perfect for rotis!

  4. You are right Apu. It goes well with roti as well!