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 be..so 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.