Monday, July 16, 2012

Batate High Jump | Garlic Baby Potatoes in Coconut Masala

Tell me if you found the name interesting.Cute isn't it?My love for baby potatoes is well documented here,any curry made with potatoes can be made prettier using baby potatoes,that's my mantra.

High Jump Potatoes is a star recipe from Asha Philar's book The Konkani Saraswat Cookbook.I saw many people trying it and posting it on Facebook and even mentioning it as one of the best recipes in the book.I had no reasons to postpone making this dish.

Baby potatoes cooked in a coconut based masala and seasoned with Garlic,how can it go wrong I ask.Tastes great with Rice and dal and even with some curd rice.So what are you pairing it with?
Batate High Jump

Batate High Jump|Garlic Baby Potatoes in Coconut Masala
Recipe from The Konkani Saraswat Cookbook


Baby Potatoes - 30-35
Salt to taste

For the Masala

Grated coconut - 3-4 tbsp
Roasted Red chillies - 3
Tamarind - a small channa sized piece
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp,roasted
Whole peppercorns - 1/4 tsp
Hing/asafetida - a pinch
Haldi/turmeric powder - a pinch

For the tadka/seasoning

Oil - 3 tbsp
Garlic - 6 cloves,crushed with skin


Cook the baby potatoes in a pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles.Peel and keep aside.
Batate High Jump-step1 Batate High Jump-step2 
Make a smooth paste of the ingredients given for the masala.Keep aside.
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In a thick bottomed kadai add oil and then the crushed garlic.Saute on low flame till the garlic is evenly brown and soft.
Mix in the ground masala,salt to taste and let it boil.
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Add the cooked potatoes and give a good mix.
Simmer the flame and let the potatoes cook further in the masala.Keep stirring over a low flame until the potatoes become brownish and dry.
Batate High Jump

Featured in Food Fetish Fridays.

  • If you do not eat garlic,use mustard seeds and curry leaves for seasoning and then proceed with the rest of the procedure.


  1. nice.. baby photo is always tasty irrespective diff variety

  2. Would be perfect with some curd rice. Bookmarking this

  3. OOh i can smell the flavorful potatoes here. wonderful recipe

  4. Very unusual name :-) And the combination of coconut oil and garlic is really interesting..I too love any preparation with cute baby potatoes

  5. Omg, irresistible potato roast, super tempting.

  6. Bookmarked.. Just by looking at the pics, i am feeling hungry!

  7. I want to jump into the screen to take away that bowl of high jump baby potatoes..;) The name really is quite funny n hearing for the 1st time..but as u said the coconut masala wid garlic tadka will never go wrong..will give a try sometime

  8. Love it. Delicious combo only I will go for lesser garlic.

  9. Mouth watering !!!

  10. Yep!!The title made me smile...Unusual recipe and unusual name too

  11. Absolutely irresistible.... will definitely try it out!!

  12. Gorgeous doesn't even begin to describe it. I'm making noises that you can't hear sadly thru this comment...

  13. On Fridays, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday - and I love this post so I'm featuring it as part of today's roundup (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and I'm happy to be following along with your creations...

  14. This is one of the most unique potato dishes I've seen in a while. Love the seasoning and the flavors. Saving this one!

  15. I am a great fan of Konkani cuisine, and your step by step instructions are so helpful. Am so happy to follow your blog. YOu live in Ernakulam?

  16. I am a great fan of Konkani cuisine, and your step by step instructions are so helpful. Am so happy to follow your blog. YOu live in Ernakulam?

  17. Will try this recipe when I get my hands on baby potato next time.. I would love to eat this with some dalithoy...

  18. That looks so good, love potatoes and this is an amazing recipe. Cant wait to try it!

  19. Hi Divya,
    I made this dish and it came out very well, thanks a lot for sharing the recipe especially with your step by step lovely pictures.


  20. Hi Divya,

    I made this dish and it came out very well. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe especially your step by step instruction and photos.



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