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