Friday, November 23, 2012

Batate Song (Spicy Potato Curry)- Version 2

Batate Song is a very popular Konkani dish. This dish is usually made very spicy. Few months back, my MIL's sister had made this for us. Even though it was spicy, I loved it. It tasted a bit different than the regular Batate Song. I noted the recipe and tried it myself. It turned out very good. 

There are two other variations of batate song, posted by me. One is my mother's version which is coconut based and the other one is my MIL's version, which is non- coconut based. We love all the three versions but given a choice, I love the curry prepared by my mother. She makes the best one:-)

  • Potato, medium sized- 2
  • Onion, medium sized-
  • Dry Red Chilli (Byadgi variety)- 7-8
  • Tamarind- Small lemon sized
  • Coriander seeds- 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds/ Methi- 1/4 tsp
  • Oil- 2-3 tsp
  • Salt- To taste


Peel and slice the onion.

Then cook the potato in a cooker or microwave oven or stove top, until its well cooked yet firm. Then chop them into bite size pieces.

Now heat 1-2 tsp of oil and then add the sliced onions. 

When the onions are getting cooked, fry the red chilli, coriander seeds and fenugreek seeds in few drops of oil, separately (roast them on a low- medium heat until they turn light brown. Burning the spices will make the curry bitter). Allow them to cool. Then grind these roasted spices along with tamarind and salt, to get a fine pate. Add water as required.

Once the onion turns light brown, add the masala.

Mix well. Then add the chopped (cooked) potatoes.

Add water just enough to make a thick gravy. Adjust the amount of salt at this time. Allow it to boil. Once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat.

Batate Song is ready!!

Serve it hot as a side dish to rice, undi, idli, panpolo, dosa or any roti of your choice.