Friday, July 4, 2008

Batata Song - Spiced potato curry

Potatoes remind me of a very funny incident which happened when we went veggie shopping.Me,hubby and our friends Satheesh&Deepthi had gone together for the shopping.While at it,I took two packs of potatoes and put in our basket(each packet is 1 kg).They were stunned and told me that those were 1 kg packs and I was like..yeah,so?They just couldn't believe we two consumed about 2 kgs of potatoes in a month(or less!).For them 1 kg was more than enough for a month and sometimes more.We simply love potatoes(we as in,me and hubby and Konkanis in general),otherwise how can one explain the number of curries,side-dishes,upkaris,chips etc etc that is there in our cuisine??;-)

Batata Song is one such song..oops I mean,one such dish;-).When I heard about this dish first,I thought someone was kidding,but no-seriously,this curry is called batata song and what a spicy song it is..!!It is a spicy and tangy curry which could be had with rice,chapathis and even shevai/idiyappams.Hubby says it tastes great with bread too,but I haven't tried it!!So many of my blogger friends have already blogged about this,so I guess you all must be familiar with this dish.This is my version of the song;-)

Batata Song-Spiced Potato Curry

Potatoes - 3,medium sized,chopped into cubes.
Onions - 2,medium sized,chopped finely(keep 2 tbsps aside for seasoning)
Salt to taste

Grind into a smooth paste

Red chillies - 5
Tamarind - a channa size
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1 tsp

For seasoning

Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Chopped onions - 2 tbsp
Tomato - 1,medium sized,chopped finely

For garnishing

3-4 tbsps of finely chopped coriander leaves


Pressure cook potatoes and onions together till well cooked(about 4-5 whistles should do).
In a thick bottomed kadai,add oil and chopped onions and chopped tomato,stir well.
Add the ground masala and salt to taste.
Add the cooked potatoes-onions,mix well.
Let it boil,simmer for 5-10 minutes or till the curry becomes semi-solid.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and a dash of coconut oil.
Serve hot with rice!!


  1. sounds great with a lovely and rich paste.

  2. Every self respecting Konkani girl must have Alu song in her blog, right?! Looks absolutely delicious, good job!:)

  3. looks sis loves potatoes..she can have them everyday..

  4. lovely curry Divya! Looks so delicious.

  5. Just love Batata Song! Its simply a mouthwatering dish.. perfect with Shevai!!
    Your method of batata song is different from mine. Will try out your version soon.

    Check out My version:

  6. 2 kg of potatoes is not a lot. Curry looks delicious.

  7. That looks totally awesome. lovely entry.

  8. Priyanka,Pearlsofeast-thank you!!

    Ashakka,thanks!You said it!!;-)

    Sowmya,Uma-thank you!!

    Seema,thank you!!Will definitely try out your version too,potatoes in any form is welcome;-)

    Cynthia,thanks!!At last I've got company!!;-)

    Andhraflavors,Suma-thank you!!

  9. Wow..Batata song looks yummy.. we are die hard fans of Batata song and Dalithoy combination!


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