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|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.
Make a smooth paste of the ingredients given for the masala.Keep aside.
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.
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.
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- If you do not eat garlic,use mustard seeds and curry leaves for seasoning and then proceed with the rest of the procedure.