Thursday, June 10, 2010

Batata Piyav Bhuthi -Potatoes & Onions in a ground Coconut Masala

I have mentioned before how Potatoes rule our life sometimes.Whenever the fridge is empty or I need some feel of ‘home’ or I need to whip up something soon for rice or roti I turn to the humble Potato and the results are successful each and everytime.Our friends tell us we eat too much Potato,really??Is there something called too much Potato..I don’t know[have you seen so many Potatoes in one paragraph ever before..hehe]

It was one of those mornings where I was sitting in front of the laptop[as usual],lunch not prepared yet and it was already 11 or so.I was chatting with Aparna.As is the usual tone of our chats,the second[or third utmost] question to each other would what did you cook today.[Does this happen with anyone else other than food bloggers?].She said Batat Piyav bhuthi and I got interested as it sounded very much like something we would love and I could make in a jiffy.

The recipe is pretty much the same as this only the vegetables you add into it differs.Ajay’s aunt once made this only with Onions and I realized I could eat it plain too as it was so darn tasty!!

Batata Piyav Bhuthi – Potatoes & Onions in Ground Coconut Masala


Potatoes – 2,chopped
Onions – 2,chopped
Grated coconut – ½ cup
Red chillies – 3-4[roasted in a tsp oil]
Tamarind -1 small piece
Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 or 2 tbsp


Keep aside some chopped onion for tadka and pressure cook the potatoes and rest of the chopped onions together till soft.
Grind the coconut,red chillies,tamarind and coriander seeds to a slightly coarse paste[much similar to a thoran].
In a kadai add oil and sauté the onions till golden brown.
Mix in the cooked potatoes-onions and sauté well.
Add the ground masala and salt to taste and just enough water for the whole thing to mix.
Switch off the flame when the potatoes are covered with masala[about 5 minutes]
Serve hot with rice and dal.


  1. Batata Piyav Bhuthi looks delicious... Love to have this with hot rice

  2. looks perfect and delicious dear :-)

  3. Very interesting dish, looks delicious..

  4. This looks so yummy!!!! Coconut must have added on to the flavour of this dish!

  5. New recipe and name too for me, never heard of Bhuthi. Looks great and of course Potatoes are always kids fave food. Looks yum, will try.

  6. This sounds like a potato thoran to me. Potatoes in anyform is a firm favourite with us! NIce pic, Divya!

  7. Potato is the tasty savior a number of times:-)) This sounds tasty Divya!!

  8. Divya, great looking curry. One more potato curry to try out :)

  9. Potato masala is looking so good. Nice recipe. YUM!

  10. Great masala for the bhaji. I am thinking dosa with this!!

  11. Even a plain puree is most welcome in my house! Very interesting recipe!

  12. hey divs... xactly potatoes r like life saving veggie..... nd my Mayimade a song vth batato nd onion yest nd i loved her version... Its a hit in our house always!!! I love buthi.... nd yeh almost its the same vth all bloggers tht the 2nd or 3rd one will be whts cooking :P... I stil ve my pic lying in my draft u ver pretty fast girl!!! :) lovely pic.... m getting tempted... though lots of ppl to pamper me vth thier lovely cooking :)

  13. Mmmmmmm mouth watering dish.. looks perfect and tempting.. awesome job.. thanks for sharing !!

  14. good one..looks nce and spicy..

  15. Sounds delicious,bookmarked :)


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