Thursday, November 13, 2014

Batate Thoy (Potato Soup)

Batate Thoy is a simple Konkani dish which makes a good accompaniment to rice. Few days back, I mentioned about this dish to my mother. She told me the recipe for it and it matched with the recipe I read in a cook book written by Jaya V Shenoy. She told me that her mother used to make it regularly. But I don't remember my mother making it. So I tried it and it did turn out tasty.

The recipe requires only few ingredients and is very simple to put together. It can be a quick fix for lunch/dinner on lazy days. Do try it and enjoy!

  • Potato, big sized - 1
  • Green Chilli - 1-2
  • Asafoetida (hing) - 1/8 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chilli - 1
  • Curry Leaves - Few
  • Salt - To taste


Wash the potato and cook it whole in a microwave or on stove top. Once done allow it to cool slightly.
Then remove the peel and chop into small cubes.

Now transfer the potato cubes in a saucepan containing a cup of water. Mash the potato pieces using your hands. Then add green chilli pieces, asafoetida and salt. Mix it and start heating the mixture.

Once it comes to a boil, continue heating for 3-4 minutes. Then turn off the heat and add the seasoning.
For seasoning - Heat oil. Once hot add mustard seeds. After it pops, add broken red chilli and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds and turn off the heat. Add this to the potato mixture. Mix well. Batate Thoy is ready!!

Serve it hot along with white rice and a spicy curry of your choice. Above measurement serves two people.

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