Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Batata Song ( Potatoes in coconut gravy)

Batata song is a delicious konkani dish. Batata song has a tasty gravy of coconut, red chillies and tamarind. Heat from red chillies and sourness of tamarind form very tasty combination. This tastes great with rice as well as chapathi.

But I made a slight change in the recipe. Instead of tamarind I added tomatoes. And the gravy was lovely.


potatoes - 5-6 medium sized
onions - 2 medium sized finely chopped
red chillies - 8-9
coconut - 3/4 cup grated
coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
tomatoes - 2 medium size
oil - 3-4 tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
haldi/turmeric - 1/2 tsp
hing - 1/2 tsp
salt - to tatse
coriander leaves - few


  • Boil and peel potatoes. Cut them into small cubes.
  • Dry roast red chillies and coriander seeds for a minute.
  • Grind red chillies,  coriander seeds, tomatoes and grated coconut to a smooth paste adding little water.
  • Heat oil in kadhai. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter add haldi, onion and hing.
  • Fry onion till it turns translucent.
  • Add masala paste which we prepared earlier.
  • Add a cup of water. Let this simmer for 2 minutes. Add salt.
  • Add potato cubes and mix well.
  • Keep on medium heat for few minutes till thick gravy consistency is formed.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Delicious Konkani style Batata Song is ready!!! Serve with chapathis.


  1. Lovely Ruchi.. Have not tried this.. Will make it soon and give you feedback

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  4. Delicious curry goes well with chapathi.